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The Sciences

Larry Craig, making a difference

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanSeptember 6, 2007 11:59 AM


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As my friend Chet Snicker would say to Larry Craig, you sir are no gentleman! Some of you know that I have recently trekked across this great nation of ours. One of the main differences between the most recent of my travels and previous peregrinations has been my relative trepidation and discomfort in public restrooms. Every time I was in a stall and a fellow citizen in distress entered to relieve themselves adjacent I could not help myself from wondering about the appearance of the infamous "wide stance." Gladly I was not faced with such a disquieting circumstance, but it is striking to me that the travails of one man could so alter the public consciousness of such a mundane act.

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