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Feds Spend $400,000 to Study Duck Genitals

jwojcik Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 5:24 AM
You want to know where medicine comes from? Where most of our understanding of neurological science comes from? How we understand the function of genes? How we understand diseases, tissue functions, chemical effects on the body, even our very psychology? By studying duck penises. By studying what makes fruit flies drunk. By studying how flatworms choose their mates. In-depth research of any organism, even any small part of an organism, is in all honesty priceless to scientific advancement. Every piece of the puzzle helps us better understand life as a whole and continues to further new studies and new breakthroughs indefinitely. EVERY scientific experiment would sound like some sort of silly joke to an uneducated simpleton like you

For the past four years, American taxpayers have paid nearly $400,000 so that Yale University could study the sexual conflict of waterfowl and “plasticity in duck penis length.”

The National Science Foundation awarded Yale University $384,949 for a study on “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia.”

The discovery was first reported by – and noted the grant was made available through President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“Ducks are ideally suited to study the evolution of sexual conflict and the evolution of reproductive structures,” the study declares. “In the last quarter, we have prepared a...