I recently read this article in LGBTQ Nation. This article explains how a “scientist” named Chibuihem Amalaha , a post-graduate student at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, “claims he has made a scientific “breakthrough” by proving that homosexuality and same-sex marriage are wrong.” At first I was offended because it sounded ludicrous but then I decided to take an actual scientific approach. I was going to be objective and just see where the evidence led.
Here are the steps I’ve taken and the concluding results:
Step 1 of the Scientific Method is to ask a question.
My question – Are either or both homosexuality and same-sex marriage wrong? And can it be proven using magnets?
Step 2 is to do research.
First part of my research is the article. Here is the link to the article. Nigerian student claims he’s discovered ‘scientific proof’ gay marriage is wrong. I do recommend reading the article.
The second part is about magnets. How do they work? Here is the definition by Google:
noun – piece of iron (or an ore, alloy, or other material) that has its component atoms so ordered that the material exhibits properties of magnetism, such as attracting other iron-containing objects or aligning itself in an external magnetic field.
Well, this is interesting. This definition, which I double-checked with a dictionary and other scientific articles, states that a magnet could be iron that attracts iron. So a magnet could attract items similar to itself.
This is gives us a start but what is a magnetic field?
n. A condition found in the region around a magnet or an electric current, characterized by the existence of a detectable magnetic force at every point in the region and by the existence of magnetic poles.
So this is, basically, those places where we start to feel the attraction of those magnets.
Another term we hear a lot about when we talk about magnets is poles. What is a pole? This definition is from the American Heritage Dictionary from 2005.
1. Either of two regions of a magnet, designated north and south, where the magnetic field is strongest. Electromagnetic interactions cause the north poles of magnets to be attracted to the south poles of other magnets, and conversely. The north pole of a magnet is the pole out of which magnetic lines of force point, while the south pole is the pole into which they point. The Earth’s geomagnetic “north” and “south” poles are, in fact, magnetically the opposite of what their names suggest; this is why the north end of a compass needle is attracted to the geomagnetic “north” pole.
Theses are the places on the magnets that attract each other.
Step 3 is now to form a hypothesis or a tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.
Let’s take what we learned from research. Magnets exhibit magnetism which is a form of attraction. People exhibit attraction. Magnets have poles which are generally opposite ends that show that attraction. People have fronts and backs along with tops and bottoms. We now have an observation that magnets and people have some similarities. With this as a basis, we should be able to use magnets to describe the attractions of people thus proving if homosexuality and same-sex marriage is wrong.
Step 4. Now we test our hypothesis.
There are several different types of magnets of different materials and shapes. For example:
Horseshoe – Bar- Disc-
People are pretty alike in the most basic ways. Basic anatomy is the same except for the sexes.
Now taking a magnet’s physical characteristics, we need to relate those to the human body. We can say that the “north” pole correlates to the head or even the front of the body. Then the “south” pole would be the feet or the back of the body. This, though, leaves us with a problem with our hypothesis and we have not fully begun testing. What about the sexes? Every magnet has a north and south pole but not every person has a penis or vagina. And some have both.
Even with this new found hole in our hypothesis, let’s see where the evidence takes us. Chibuihem Amalaha’s theory had to be tested using heterosexuality and homosexuality but ,again, we can not use sexes because there is nothing to compare to a magnet. So we go with attraction, north pole attracts south pole and vice versa. If we compare this with people, it would mean that the head would attract the feet. In some cases, this may be so. Or that the front of someone’s body would attract the back of another. This is definitely true in some scenarios. Another issue with sexes and magnets is nowhere in the attraction of 2 magnets or magnet with ferrite material is there any form of insertion. With people, in order to procreate without taking into consideration advancements in medical science, the penis would need to be inserted into the vagina.
Step 5. Conclusion.
We are now at the point where we need to draw a conclusion. What did we find?
1. Magnets can be attracted to the same materials. This could mean that men could be attracted to men and women could be attracted to women because they are the same. Or men could be attracted to women or vice versa, because they are different but have similarities. As in an iron ore magnet being attracted to an alloy; they are different but have certain similarities.
2. Magnets cannot be used to describe sexual intercourse. If they could, taking into consideration the different shapes of magnets, people would never kiss and we would never use the “missionary” position.
My final thoughts are this. This gentleman was nominated for a Nobel Prize for his “discovery.” I believe someone should nominate me because I just proved his theory to be ridiculous using the Scientific Method. Plus, he states that God gave him the wisdom to use science in order to prove homosexuality is wrong. I believe I have just proven that God only wants us to “spoon” and not procreate because we are nothing but morons.