The Earliest Matches

The Earliest Matches
Online at PLoS ONE

Long, pointy, and round, not too thick;
So of course, they assume it’s a dick.
But spun in a gyre,
It will light your fire!
(If you said, “So will mine!”– you’re a prick.)

Goren-Inbar N, Freikman M, Garfinkel Y, Goring-Morris NA, Grosman L (2012) The Earliest Matches. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42213. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042213

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Optimum Mating Rates under Traumatic Mating

Female Fitness Optimum at Intermediate Mating Rates under Traumatic Mating
online at PLoS ONE

A sea slug’s two sexes in one;
Screw and get screwed’s how it’s done.
And with buns in the oven,
They’re game for more lovin’!
I guess getting screwed is just fun.

Lange R, Gerlach T, Beninde J, Werminghausen J, Reichel V, et al. (2012) Female Fitness Optimum at Intermediate Mating Rates under Traumatic Mating. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43234. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043234

(note: “getting screwed is just fun” was not the conclusion this article came to, I just like it better than theirs.)

Science faculty’s subtle gender biases

Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students

“Don’t use that misogyny label!
“Let’s put all our cards on the table.
“If with science you try us,
“You’ll just find some bias–
“We’ll assume that a girl is less able.”

Moss-Racusin, Corrine A.; Dovidio, John F.; Brescoll, Victoria L.; Graham, Mark J.; and Handelsman, Jo (2012) Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Published ahead of print September 17, 2012, doi:10.1073/pnas.1211286109

The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife

Gospel of Jesus’s Wife
Project page at the Harvard Divinity School website
, article PDF downloadable through link in right sidebar.

A fragment of text, in one line,
Claims a wife for the Son in the Trine.
“If the wife thing’s a go
“(And I ain’t saying so!)
“You can bet,” grins the Christ, “she’s divine.”

King, Karen L. 2012: “Jesus said to them, ‘My Wife’: A New Coptic Gospel Papyrus”. First draft of an article provisionally accepted for the Harvard Theological Review, Jan 2013.