Offending Imaginary Conservatives
On Science and Politics, Bora Zivkovic is busy offending the imaginary conservatives in his head:
Then, PZ Myers of Pharyngula scares right-wingers by putting together their two bigest sources of insecurity: penises and evolution (http://pharyngula.org/index/weblog/comments/penis_evolution/). Apparently, size matters - in the opposite direction of what you think:(The original Pharyngula post did not mention politics.) Speaking as a reactionary crackpot, I don't give a piece of organic fertilizer."...it hasn't been at all uncommon for female vertebrates to
be untroubled by the absence of a penis in their mates, and apparently have
preferred it that way."
That females do not select males according to the size of their bone (yup, bone, "os penis" in Latin) has been shown before here:
I'm reminded of the controversy a few years ago about supposedly-declining sperm counts supposedly due to supposed pollution. That looked like an attempt at getting the stereotypical macho nutcase right winger to support environmentalism. In the real world, we didn't care.