Thanks to this thread on NiT, everyone now knows about my expertise on the issue of experimental methods and design (thank you, four classes on that subject!) and circumcision. Circumcision, or as I like to call it ‘male genital mutliation,’ is one of my pet issues, and I love a good fight, especially when it’s a battle of wits against an unarmed opponent (it’s not really his fault, the study is incredibly flawed IMO). So, yeah, my complete pwning of that guy on the thread has been the highlight of my day (that sounds sad, until you consider my day today was 8 hours of me stapling three forms together).
Strangely enough, the state of Kentucky has the highest circumcision rate in the US at 85%, tied with Michigan. That puts me in the minority camp in terms of this state, not that it’s necessarially a bad thing to be unlike the rest of Kentucky and the upper midwest (especially on this issue). I could rehash here all the things that are wrong with the study cited and the fallacy of comparing Africa to Europe, Asia, and the Americas, but I won’t. Barring some outcry of popular demand, I won’t go into details (again) of why the study sucks and is useless science.
I figure that the uncircumcised penis worked great for thousands of years of human evolution, so keeping all the parts we’re born with can’t be a terrible thing.