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At this point you are probably well aware of tomorrow’s Boobquake, in which women (and any chubby men that feel like participating) will flaunt their breasts to test an Iranian cleric’s theory that immodest dress causes earthquakes.

However, if you look carefully, his claim is slightly different:

The prayer leader, Hojatoleslam Kazim Sadeghi, says women and girls who “don’t dress appropriately” spread “promiscuity in society.”

“When promiscuity spreads, earthquakes increase,” he says in a video posted Monday on YouTube, apparently of him leading Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, last week.

This makes my inner scientist worry. Maybe immodestly leads to promiscuity, but unless it leads to same-day promiscuity, then we shouldn’t expect to see an earthquake tomorrow even if Sadeghi is right!

There’s only one way to make sure the science works out. Promiscuity-quake! Who’s in?

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5 Responses to “Why Boobquake Is Bad Science, And How To Fix It”

  1. Barnett says:

    Not me. You know I am morally opposed to promiscuity. Which chicks will be attending?

  2. zen says:

    I posted the same comment on Jens’ (blaghag) blog. The cleric clearly stated that the path is immodest dress>promiscuity>earthquakes. Scantily dressed women alone aren’t going to do it, they need to be scantily dressed women having sex with men they aren’t married to.

    I’m in…..

  3. James Sweet says:

    The translation I heard referred specifically to “adultery”, not just promiscuity, so even that isn’t good enough.

    But the media attention has been great.

  4. debaser says:

    I think what she was going for may still hold up (at least in the middle east), since in never-allowed-to-masturbate-sharia-law land, any women showing her breasts would immediately provoke the uncontrollable lust of the men around her.

    But then again, I could be wrong, since Islam seems to have more against consensual sex than it does rape.

  5. Bruce says:

    I posted the same comment on Jens’ (blaghag) blog. The cleric clearly stated that the path is immodest dress>promiscuity>earthquakes. Scantily dressed women alone aren’t going to do it, they need to be scantily dressed women having sex with men they aren’t married to.

    I’m in…..

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