Nigerian Student Chibuihem Amalaha ‘Uses Science to Prove Gay Marriage Is Wrong’

Lucy Sherriff, Huffington Post, September 14, 2013

A student in Nigeria is claiming he can prove gay marriage is wrong through science–and his scientific “breakthrough” is backed by his university.

Chibuihem Amalaha, who has won awards in his country for reporting on energy science and featured on various national television stations, says he used a magnet experiment to prove homosexuality is “improper”.

Amalaha says his “groundbreaking” experiments show the north and south poles of two magnets are attracted to each other while same poles repel each other.

He concludes this “means that man cannot attract another man because they are the same, and a woman should not attract a woman because they are the same. That is how I used physics to prove gay marriage wrong”.

Amalaha’s “research” has been commended by the University of Lagos, where he is a postgraduate student, and has been told by lecturers he will “win a Nobel prize one day”. The interview with the student was published on Nigerian website This Day Live, where his findings appear to be presented as fact.


Nigeria’s laws on homosexual acts are notoriously harsh; current legislation punishes homosexual acts with up to 14 years in jail, or, in some northern regions of the country, death by stoning.

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  • RebelliousTreecko

    If the homosexual rights thing was only about people not being killed or attacked for holding hands and kissing, and was just about marriage, then I would be fine with it, but it’s much more than that.

    • IstvanIN

      As liberal as I am I don’t want to see public displays of affection, as it were.

  • Spartacus

    “Amalaha says his “groundbreaking” experiments show the north and
    south poles of two magnets are attracted to each other while same poles
    repel each other.

    He concludes this “means that man cannot attract another man because
    they are the same, and a woman should not attract a woman because they
    are the same. That is how I used physics to prove gay marriage wrong”.


    This guy should be on Saturday Night Live !

    • MekongDelta69

      Didn’t you read today where SNL is ‘racist’?!?!

      • Spartacus

        Exactly, this guy could solve that problem – they wouldn’t even need to write lines for him , just let him say whatever .

  • dd121

    Homosexuality, yeah, just like a magnet. Guess this guy will soon be on the staff of Harvard.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      The logic is irrefutable. Reminds me of the Monty Python witch sketch from the Holy Grail movie.

      Those Bantus are really picking up on Western scientography…scientificalism…

      Whateva…Nobel prize right around the corner…

  • Easyrhino1

    Harvard, Cal-Tech and now:
    the University of Lagos has ascended to the pinnacle of educational excellence where young minds can flourish.

  • Anglokraut

    The next challenge for this great mind is explaining how mayonnaise can have both oil and water as ingredients, yet does not separate.

    • dukem1

      The PC crowd will never allow praising the merits of homogeneity.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Wow, with brilliant reasoning like this, I just can’t understand why Africa is not at the forefront of scientific progress!!

    • SFLBIB

      Don’t be so hard on Africa. Just look at what’s happening on American campuses:


  • Pelagian

    There is a certain analogy, yeah. But as a “proof” it is quite lacking. There are other proofs, like, the design of the anus.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Obviously, Africans have difficulty distinguishing between analogies and “scientific proofs.”

      • George

        Correct. I refute his science with some equally valid science of my own:
        The oil and vinegar I put on my salad never mixes. Therefore segregation is essential, as we see it clearly in nature — and on a nice side plate on my dinner table.

  • leftists are delusional

    Wow, that is a smart fifth grader.

    • Luca

      If I would have shown up at my fifth-grade science fair with something like this as a project, I would have been laughed out of the auditorium and would have received a failing grade.

      • Anglokraut

        Any kid who expresses anything even close to this opinion is flagged for “intervention”, which means being taken out of class, counseled, and interviewed by CPS to find out which parent is teaching this child to hate.

        This happened to me in 3rd grade because I didn’t want to be paired up with the Down Syndrome kid in gym class. This was in 1990.

        • IstvanIN

          They mainstream Down Syndrome kids in your state? Good grief.

          • GeneticsareDestiny

            It happens in my state too. In my high school art class a kid with some type of disability was in there. I’m not sure what he had, but I came to class the first day of school and he would not stop making noise and babbling the entire hour, no matter how hard the teacher tried to get him to be quiet. And when I say “making noise and babbling,” I mean loud noise, such that the teacher could not talk over him.

            He had one of those special-ed teachers/minders who follows him to his classes, but she couldn’t keep him quiet either.

            I switched classes that same day since I knew the teacher was going to have to spend at least half of the class time each day just trying to get him to quiet down.

          • Anglokraut

            Apparently Ohio did back in 1990. There was no good reason why either, as there was a special ed school in the county just for corkies.

      • SFLBIB

        Oh, yeah? americanthinker[dot]com/blog/2013/09/its_nude_week_at_college.html

  • Eagle_Eyed

    Well, I’d rather be right for the wrong reasons than wrong because I’m a sexually degenerate Marxist.

  • IstvanIN

    ….and ghosts can steal your penis. Thank goodness we are allowing Nigerians to immigrate.

    • Spartacus

      Or in this case – their brains. Assuming they had one to begin with, I mean.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    Our first negro Nobel Peace Prize in science candidate! I suggest a full scholarship to the college of his choice, just like with Rachel Jeantel.

  • Luca

    Now why the hell couldn’t Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein have come up with this years ago?

    African intellect, reasoning and cognitive skills are amazing, are they not?

    • joesolargenius

      There were a lot less homosexuals in those days as people were married off young and most of the homosexuals would seek sanctuary in the church which was a haven for them as they had an excuse to not cohabit with a Woman plus there were plenty of children at their disposal.

    • NorthSea

      They were busy with minor things, you know, gravity, relativity, that sort.

  • Global Minority

    I personally like Russia’s answer to the homo issue!

  • Charles W.

    Nothing makes a liberal’s head spin like a black or brown person saying “My indigenous culture disapproves of gay marriage.”

    • IstvanIN

      So magnetic attraction is a valid argument that homosexuality is “improper”? Do you you believe robbers can turn into goats?

      • Charles W.


        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Old story. I believe they executed the goat, did they not?

          • IstvanIN

            I believe they did, although I am of the opinion he had a bad defense.

    • George

      Conversely, Charles, nothing makes a right-wing racial realist’s head spin that realising that to mock this Nigerian he tacitly must accept homosexuality, at least to some small degree.
      The fact is, racial beliefs are not, and should not, be directly entwined with opinions concerning homosexuality.
      Do keep in mind that the Africans are rather more stringent on the subject than even the Russians. Consider what happens to gays in Uganda, for example. Semi-domesticated blacks were overwhelmingly in favour of California’s Proposition 8. Blacks coming out and voting for the Messiah-in-Chief in such overwhelming numbers is the reason that proposition passed and is now before the US Supreme Court.
      Remember: homosexuals can generally be sympathetic to the issues posted on AmRen. Blacks generally cannot.

      • Andy

        I guess I don’t see where you’re coming from. What’s funny about this isn’t that the Nigerian man is against gay marriage, it’s that he “did an experiment” with magnets that “proved” homosexuality is wrong.

        Furthermore, blacks can be sympathetic to pro-white issues. Most aren’t, obviously, and there are a lot more emotional barriers to doing so for blacks than for whites. However, it is not out of the question for a black man to see that there are in fact racial differences in many things and that our society would benefit from basing our policies on facts rather than wishes. In this sense, although it is pro-white in purpose, AmRen is also pro-black in effect. Very few things would benefit black Americans as much as sane racial policies.

    • From an emotional standpoint, I disapprove of gay marriage, but from a public health standpoint, it is far better that they have stable, mono-relationships than otherwise. Gays have always been around, and always will be. With this in mind, punishing them is silly. Some gay men want sex with little boys, but some straight men are also pederasts, so the child-molestation issue is an independent variable.

      • Charles W.

        The notion that “stable, mono-relationships” will ever become the norm among homosexual men is laughable, as any outsider who has any knowledge of the gay “cruising” lifestyle (cops, etc.) can tell you.

      • Ed

        The problem is that even when married male homosexuals do not practice monogamy. Studies show the vast majority of their “marriages” become open within a year

  • gemjunior

    Can you imagine if this guy was white? He’d be lampooned on every station in the world. Because he is a precious Nigerian enricher, and a scientist (rare as hen’s teeth…) he is hardly ridiculed for his ‘groundbreaking’ discovery.

    • IstvanIN

      You got to give this for the guy, he actually wasn’t afraid of the magnets. Africans usually attribute all sorts of mystical properties to run of the mill items.

      • He’s not afraid of magnets because he knows a witch who can change him back from being a goat if the magnets become unruly.


    Bad traffic wreck at that intersectionality. Avoid at all costs.

  • Extropico

    I can envisage the first African science Nobel recipient and the likelihood that it will do for the reputation of the science awards what Obama’s award did to peace prize.

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      That will be the day that affirmative action will be introduced in the Nobel Prize. Well, you already can get the Nobel Prize for Peace if you are a terrorist, so why not a Nobel Prize for Physics if you are a moron?

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Yup. Boggles the mind, don’t it?

  • IstvanIN

    Equating an accident of birth (same-sex attraction) with evil is a bit of a stretch. Rather like thinking the insane are “possessed”.

    • Andy

      Same-sex attraction is not wrong. Allowing our passions to rule our reason is. I am attracted to other females, but I will not enter into a relationship with one, because despite how I might feel all evidence shows I was made to create with men. I am fortunate enough to be attracted to men as well, and I feel very bad for those who are only attracted to the same sex. We should not shun or mistreat those who choose to have gay relationships, but I agree with Conrad that we should be careful not to have a society that views it as no different from child-producing unions.

    • SFLBIB

      Depends on how “evil” is defined. The condition of a man with only one arm could be considered an evil of sorts. PLEASE NOTE: I did NOT say the man was evil.

      And how do you know it is an “accident of birth” anyway?

  • Le Fox

    …Oh God, this is hilarious. Magnets, homos, marriage oh my!

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      Actually not. Male female differences are polarity differences, that’s all what that Nigerian wants to say and he is essentially right.

      The making fun of the “stupid negro” that is the usual fare on this website doesn’t apply here.

      • Andy

        It’s a bit funny that it’s being called “physics”, if indeed Huffington Post has reported this accurately. But I agree with you and Pelagian that it’s a reasonable analogy.

  • IstvanIN

    A couple of points:

    1) From casual observation, whenever a gay leader is quoted the name is usually Jewish, is that so?

    2) The problem with Civil Unions is that they then lead to calls for same-sex marriage, which then leads to all sorts of other mischief. Such as Muslims demanding the right to have multiple wives.

    3) Gay men, as a group, are politically naive That has got to be the best explanation for a group that seemingly supports every nutty multicultural, left-wing cause. Gay groups will lambast Christians but heaven forbid point out how bad Muslims are towards gays. The influx of savage foreigners has got to be the worst thing that could happen to gays.

  • dd121

    Let’s all go for laughs with this article. It hardly deserves a serious response.

  • Freedom Hayak

    Yes progressives are up in arms because the chairman of Barilla pasta says he doesn’t want to show gay people in ads – maybe they should be a bit more concerned about how mass immigration will impact their precious ideals…

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Do they show miscegenists?


    That would be an insult. Nobel Prizes are for those who do nothing.

  • Andy

    On a small scale, homosexuality will not harm a society too much, and it’s a matter between the gay man and God. On a large scale, it’s destructive. The “victim” status of gays has made my generation think of it as a “cool” option, and has separated sex and children even further in their minds. Turning marriage into a “right” whose purpose is to please the married rather than work as a basis of society is dangerous, and the gay marriage movement contributes to that. It would be completely reasonable for gay couples to enter into legally-binding financial agreements, but marriage is an institution blessed by the church with the purpose of producing and raising children, not a “right” that the government “gives” you.

    But what you call “homo-fascism” is perhaps even more frightening. I walk around campus, and *every single door* has a little “Safe Zone” pro-gay card on it. I imagine they must distribute them, and I guess not one professor/ staff member/ RA has had both a different opinion and the guts to express it. It’s not as though it’s necessary; no one is really frightened that the various campus officials are going to attack them or insult them. It’s a statement that the campus is a Gay Rights Zone and saying things against the Gay Rights Movement will not be tolerated. And the constant moves to boycott this or that company because some member of it isn’t on board with gay marriage, or in the case of Barilla says they support gay marriage but aren’t going to use families with gay parents in their advertising, is disgusting. We have forbidden our government to restrict free speech, but it turns out the media can cut off free thought even more effectively.

  • Iron Helm

    The depressing aspect of this story? He probably will win a Nobel prize someday.

  • Sentinel9

    Nigeria’s laws on homosexual acts are notoriously harsh; current
    legislation punishes homosexual acts with up to 14 years in jail, or, in
    some northern regions of the country, death by stoning.

    What’s the Nigerian penalty for dreadlocks?

  • Sentinel9

    No surprise. Both groups have babies.

    • NorthSea

      Except that we take care of ours.

      • Sentinel9

        Ours mature more slowly and need more care.

  • Whitetrashgang

    You know having a room temperature IQ does have its advantages . I always thought Gay Marriage was a scientific given. Kind of like wife swapping or getting drunk.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    Even sadder, some of my co-religionists may even buy this.


  • ShermanTMcCoy

    I wish you could talk to my best friend from high school, who is gay and just as libtarded as he can be. I try. Oh Lord, how I try . . .

  • It is a disgusting practice, but I wouldn’t want them pretending to be straight and married to unsuspecting women. That wouldn’t be fair to the ladies involved.

  • WR_the_realist

    They sure do weird science in Nigeria. One can certainly voice rational objections to homosexual marriage (is it really a good idea for children to be raised by homosexuals?) but making the “scientific” claim that people are magnets is as bizarre as it gets.

    • No; West African “penis theft” is as bizarre as it gets.

      There’s also “puppy pregnancy” in India, in which Bill Gates’ beloved software engineers believe they are pregnant with puppies after they are bitten by (racist) rabid dogs.

      After these, there is the southeast Asian consumption of endangered animals because otherwise southeast Asian men fear they would become impotent. Then there is the penchant for greaseritos to imagine images of the virgin Mary in rust stains on water towers, while us Gringos have sent men to the moon. Finally there are the Muslims. In Saudi Arabia, “waging war against God” carries a death penalty. Since God is all-seeing and all-knowing (it says so right on the label), wouldn’t waging war upon Him be pointless even without the prospect of being beheaded by a flyblown illiterate?

      • WR_the_realist

        I’ve never understood the sort of religious fanatics who don’t understand that God is a big guy and can take care of himself.

  • Does this earth-shattering “science” mean that Stephen Hawking can abandon his search for African “genius”?

  • It’s called the Nobel Peace Prize. One need not do anything at all to be awarded it; one need only be a mulatto Marxist.

  • Ed

    Well in fairness to him he is right.

  • Tyler

    Don’t get so upset, because he didn’t say that the science experiment proves that homosexuality itself is wrong; he used the word “improper” to describe homosexual marriage, as in it is dis-proper, or as in saying it is “not the ideal form”.

    I have been in a same-sex (male) marriage myself and I can confirm that two people in a relationship are like two magnets because the genetic predisposition of the thoughts and feelings act as similar to a magnet pole.

    I do not agree with his conclusion that homosexuality itself is wrong, but to me this part of his statement sounds like the fear from the god-delusion, and it is not related to the merit of his preliminary study.