Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More data points, or science lovers conspire to prove me right!

So, one science-loving commenter on my recent primatology post called my portrait of nerdy scientists "off-putting." Off-putting??? I don't get it -- what's more enticing than a bunch of adorably randy scientists?

Kidding, of course I get it. It's just as I explained here: "For every sexual expression that one person finds arousing, I can guarantee you 100% that there exists another human that finds the same exact scene repulsive and disgusting."

On the other hand, you might be wondering if (in the above article) I wasn't just projecting my own weirdo fantasies about scientists. Maybe it's just my imagination -- guys don't really like using scientific reasoning to analyze and contemplate mating strategies, sexuality, their own penises, etc., (as I suggested in the comments of my erotic books post and also in the closing moments of my atheist love scene).

I was almost starting to wonder that myself until I found some amusing discussions in Outer Blogness here and here about the evolution of the baculum. :D

10 comments:

Matt said...

I'm with you on the scientist fetish, chanson. Though the whole scientific theorizing about the penis thing is more a point of curious fascination, maybe a bit of exhibitionism. There's something freeing about these kinds of frank discussions and the scientific approach is an excellent ice-breaker.

BTW, "atheist love scene" -- very hot and naughty.

C. L. Hanson said...

Thanks Matt!!!

Beat Dad said...

Not being scientifically minded myself, I have to wonder, if you can't use science to figure out sex what is the use. Go Nerds!

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Beat Dad!!!

My thoughts exactly. :D

lma said...

Old "X-Files" episode...Mulder loses the pretty young woman scientist to the older, less attractive, disabled male scientist and wonders why. Scully reminds him of one of the truths of the ages, "Smart is sexy".

I've always loved that scene. Becuase "smart is sexy" (not just science smarts, but genuine smarts in general) is always something I've known. Explains why I am reluctant to miss "Countdown" on MSNBC...Keith Olbermann is not bad to look at, of course, but it's that clever brain of his that I really lust after. :)

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Ima!!!

Very true, smart is sexy!!!

It's a little worrisome, though, if the female scientist needs to be young and pretty to be sexy and the male scientist doesn't. Doesn't "smart is sexy" go both ways?

The Sinister Porpoise said...

I read the original post and could not help thinking of the movie Dr. Strangelove.

Someday, I'll do a piece on how very, very Mormon I thought the ending to that movie was. :)

I can't help but think the scientists are right in one way, but at the same time I really wanted to see the facial expression of someone saying it.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Sinister Porpoise!!!

Dr. Strangelove has Mormon themes? I'd love to hear about that.... :D

p.s. to all:

It looks like Matt has answered the question of "is smart sexy (in women too)?": The Sexiest Scientific Women (of All Time)* :D

The Sinister Porpoise said...

It doesn't. The theme inherent of the movie is intentionally the male orgasm pattern, at least that's what I gather from articles on it.

But if you get a chance to see the end, it's hard not to think that Joseph Smith and Brigham Young did not have similar motivations in practicing polygamy.

lma said...

"Is smart sexy in women, too?"

It is among smart men. Actually, I've known quite a few men who are more attracted to intelligence than to looks in women.

None of them are Mormon.