Re: Human penises, was Re

Bryant (
4 Jul 1995 18:21:13 -0600

In article <3ta8uc$>,
Mary Beth Williams <> wrote:
>In <> (J. Moore)
>>My> Point being, Ms. Williams ought not be
>>My> "disgusted" by any line of research that is ethically pursued.
>Well, let's see.... I *ought not be "disgusted" by any line of research
>that is ethically pursued*? And who, per chance, is on the ethics
>committee? How would you determine something *unethically pursued*?

I'd say that the existing safeguards (human studies review board, animal
care board) are good starts. What *harm*, exactly, do you posit we in
sexual selection research cause when we turn from our preoccupation with
the effects of female choice on males to the reverse? (I'm assuming we
agree that harm is a measure of immorality.)

>Now really disgusted (although I'll check with the ethics committee to
>see if I can qualify)
>MB Williams

Hope you get to feeling better.