I guess the concept of a person have both, thereby being counted twice, is above your level of understanding.
Someone else here can explain it better if you're still having trouble.
9/27/2008 7:18:39 PM
You fail at math.
9/27/2008 7:25:25 PM
I'd think bisexual women (and I am one) would account for that, *but*, they are quoting a study from either 1997 or 1977. They can't even get their date right! And the whole point is simply to promote hatred wrapped in pity for lesbian women.
9/27/2008 7:25:29 PM
I'm skeptical of any "medical researcher" that adds up 26 and 9 to be 30
That is what happens with homeschoolers who's parents teach them math out of the bible.
9/27/2008 7:28:21 PM
Epic Wolf, the entry specifically says only lesbian and straight women were surveyed, not bisexual women. And in scientific studies, you NEVER count single participants more than once, as doing so severely skews results.
Also, the citation they list actually directly contradicts their listed figures, and I can find no data whatsoever on any researcher named Gundlach anywhere. So I'm going to have to go with calling the entire piece bullshit.
9/27/2008 7:30:20 PM
I remember Grundlach. For some reason everyone called him "Crazy Otto."
9/27/2008 7:41:40 PM
Redneck Bimbo Governor
Besides the fact that they can't count, they're saying that FEWER lesbians are raped compared to straight women, so doesn't that disprove the point? If there was one?
9/27/2008 7:49:38 PM
This is extremely sickening, but then I saw it's Conservapedia.
9/27/2008 7:52:48 PM
51% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
9/27/2008 8:21:47 PM
They took some lesbians and some straight women.
And found that more straight women had been raped than lesbians..
adn 26 + 9 = 30...
This doesn't add up.
9/27/2008 8:25:23 PM
Your dates differ by 20 years, and you fail simple arithmetic. Why on earth should anyone take this seriously? Conservapedia must be hard up for propaganda to post this tripe.
9/27/2008 8:32:53 PM
Rat of Steel
"and 26 + 9 = 30...
This doesn't add up."
Given that Conservapedia is heavily frequented by people who recite and believe the mathematical "truth" that:
9 > 216 (think about it)
...do we truly need to expect anything else here?
9/27/2008 8:41:46 PM
@Rat of Steel
Could you elaborate? I really have no idea what you're talking about.
9/27/2008 8:44:00 PM
@Rat of Steel:
What is it, the number of atheists and number of Christians?
A lot of fundies seem to think they're outnumbered and that their little church is the last beachhead of True Christianity against a world that's constantly trying to shoot them or something insane like that.
9/27/2008 8:47:19 PM
Rat of Steel
"Could you elaborate? I really have no idea what you're talking about."
Of course. *smile*
It's inspired by George Orwell's famous novel 1984, wherein the citizens of the State would recite and believe(!) the equation "2 + 2 = 5". We readers know that's false, but the obedient citizens believe it's true, simply because Big Brother says it is.
"9 > 216" refers to the inherently divisive abortion issue. Those who call themselves 'pro-life' (ie: those who might be expected to make use of Conservapedia) fight tooth and nail for the full gamut of rights for people during the 9 months before birth, but practically no rights during the 216 months (18 years) thereafter, simply Because God Says So.
9/27/2008 8:51:59 PM
Even if we overlook the bad math and the probability of this all being utter crap, the study is too small to be relevant in such a ill-defined question.
9/27/2008 8:55:17 PM
"In 1997, the researcher Gundlach studied the issue [...]
"Gundlach (1977) surveyed 225 lesbian and 233 heterosexual women [...]"
There seems to be a slight discrepancy of about 20 fucking years in your claim. As if the math blunder wasn't bad enough...
9/27/2008 9:01:35 PM
9/27/2008 9:04:39 PM
We don't really know much about lesbianism, or about female sexual orientation in general. We haven't found the kind of hereditary connections we've found with gay men - it's possible they're two entirely different phenomena. There are a lot of alternative explanations that would be hard to disprove. One is that women who are open enough to admit to being gay are more likely to admit it if they had been abused, as well.
9/27/2008 9:07:41 PM
Smells like bullshit.
9/27/2008 9:26:39 PM
Fundies need to take elementary arithmetic before they start trying to talk science and percentages
9/27/2008 9:58:25 PM
Conservapedia, the place where even this makes sense!
9/27/2008 9:59:19 PM
Incidentally, 100% of creationists interviewed agreed that 1 plus 1 was 3.
9/27/2008 10:07:14 PM
Way to fail grade 2 math.
9/27/2008 10:52:35 PM
math, ur doin it wrong.
9/28/2008 12:05:15 AM