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symmetry  ·  3164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why I Study Duck Genitalia

The essential question is, how does research on duck genitalia benefit us as humans? It's probably reasonable to assume that the majority of respondents to the Fox News online poll are much less informed on the topic of evolutionary biology than people who would be present at the grant hearing. The committee who rejected funding the grant had to compare this research with other important research, and had to decide what was more important. How people who frequent the Fox News website feel on the topic is irrelevant, other than pointing out the gross misunderstanding of science by the public.