Attached Earlobes: MURG Study Remains Controversial

The 2005 landmark study by the MURG research group continues to be a big draw of readers to this blog — and a continuing lightning rod for voices of outrage. Viz. the following recent comment from jfoster57:

That’s the most idiotic and preposterous thing I’ve ever heard; isn’t someone who researches the implications of ‘attached earlobes and criminal tendencies’ displaying some pretty bizarre behavior in the first place?

Methinks thou dost protest a bit much there, jfoster57!


  1. This is not the first time you've discussed attached earlobes, unless I'm confusing this with one of the other websites I visit. What's the link between earlobes and Catholicism.

    Good to see you back, Korrektiv.

  2. Rufus McCain says

    Like cats and margarine, attached earlobes are a result of original sin.

  3. Jonathan Webb says

    Yes, I agree. And by the way, I would tread a little more lightly Lady Gadfly as Mr. McCain's doctorate work at Brandeis involved the correlation between attached earlobes and the concept of original sin.

    If you were up to date on your academic journals you would know this.

  4. Don't you, as Catholics, think we are all, not just those with attached earlobes, born with original sin?

  5. Rufus McCain says

    Yes, of course! Attached lobes are but one piece of evidence. (Btw, some of my best friends are attached lobers; no offense intended!)

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