Sometimes I find things which are so far out that they need to be commented on as they are so totally crazy. The latest way to push the crazy envelope is the research of a postgrad in Lagos who claims to have used his understanding of magnets to prove that homosexuality is immoral.
I was stunned when I saw this, to my mind it is a totally crazy idea. I would like to ask if the fact that it is possible to bond two atoms of the same element together (elemental chlorine is Cl-Cl) proves that homosexuality is not abnormal. I would say it does not prove that homosexuality is immoral or not, the great problem that Mr Amalaha has failed to consider is that magnets, photons, molecules and atoms are amoral.
The molecules in a flask in my lab do not care what my sexual orientation or moral state is, I could be the most immoral person in the world (doing things which I dare not describe on this blog as it is a family show) but the chemicals in my lab (and the magnets in the lab also) would behave the same way as if I was the most moral and upright person in the whole world.
Some years ago the late Eric Laithwaite wrote a book on electrical machines which I read, he considered the following. Take a bar magnet, then attach two paper clips to it at one end. Then to these paper clips attach two more. The induced magnetic poles should repel each other. But it is possible to add a 5th clip which links the two strings of clips together. This last clip stays there as it improves the magnetic circuit. I would like to know if Mr Amalaha is able to explain the moral state of this magnetic experiment. This experiment at first glance suggests that like poles attract (but there is more to it than first appears). I think that his ideas are as stupid as they are offensive.
It is stupid to try to use the laws of nature to prove if something is moral or immoral, nature does not care about morals.
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