Skip to comments.New Genetics Study Undermines Gay Gene Theory
Posted on 02/09/2005 4:28:55 PM PST by dcnd9
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The Frisco bath houses will be busy whipping up something. :):)
Unless it is in the "hard" sciences like chemistry, physics, astronomy, or cosmology, I tend to take new "scientific evidence" with a grain of salt these days.
He will lose his research money,have his integrity slandered, his career threatened, forced to resign, shunned by the scientific establishment, put in a closet and forced to do research on weed eaters or all of the above.
Prayers for him and his family.
Freaks R US! :)
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That homosexuality is not tied to genetics and therefore the issue is now closed, possibly?
"Maybe it is actually a choice after all."
I think there are two types of homosexuals: those who are biologically homosexual and those that choose to be gay. Allow me to elaborate...
Individuals who are biologically homosexual are hormonally/chemically *different* than heterosexual people. This MAY be caused by the genetic makeup of the individual, but something within their system does not functional normally. The resulting chemical imbalance alters their sexual preferences.
Here's the rub: there are MANY chemical imbalances within the body that we have no problem TREATING (OCD, depression, and even stuff like high cholesterol). Unfortunately, there is some kind of stigma with TREATING homosexual urges. Why? If we could find a pill that could cure beastial or pedophiliac urges, don't you think we'd promote treatment? You bet we would. Why can't we promote treatment for homosexual urges? Even VOLUNTARY treatment? A person with OCD, for example, can determine if the condition is disruptive enough to warrant medication. Why not give homosexuals the same choice?
Speaking of choice, the second type of homosexuality is behavioral choice. Now, some would argue - "Why would anyone CHOOSE to be so radically different? Why would anyone CHOOSE to be discriminated against?" Well, let me offer anecdotal evidence that this is, in fact, a possibility.
My sister played college basketball. She is heterosexual, but there were plenty of lesbians on the team. Simple observation showed that there were two types of lesbians: those that were biologically inclined and those that chose the lifestyle. Why did they choose to go gay? Well... they were big girls... sometimes unattractive. They - like everyone else - wanted to be loved. When it became clear that men weren't really interested, they succumbed to the suggestions of their biologically homosexual teammates. Many of these "by choice" lesbians dabbled in homosexuality until a heterosexual option presented itself. Then, suddenly, they were homosexual no more.
That was enough to convince me that homosexuality-by-choice was real.
So... sometimes it's a choice, sometimes it's a condition that could probably be treated if society would just CONSIDER THE OPTION.
Most ever thing would apply.
Yes, that's obvious. The question is regarding homosexual *desire*, and I have a hard time seeing how that's a conscious choice. I never "chose" to prefer brunettes to blondes, I just do.
Ah but there are significant distinctions. There is NO
scientific proof that the lifestyle choice of Christianity
is undeniably linked to the many diverse diseases and
mental conditions that cannot be divorced from the lifestyle choice of homosexual behavior. i.e Christianity is
not linked ot the spread of Sexually transmitted diseases including HIV AIDS. Neither is Christianity linked to
suicide, drug abuse, domestic violence,etc.SO your shallow
supposition is proven invalid.
It is good to see that science is still working on finding a cure for this terrible, life destroying disease of homosexuality. Clearly, the disease of faggitude is either genetic or behavioral, perhaps both. Actually, I would have though that researchers would have been driven off (unless they know from the get-go that their findings will be very pro-tinkerbell). The final results will probably show that there will be a genetic "tendency" that surfaces in a child's early years and if the proper "switch" isn't activated the proper way at the proper time, poof, another fairy. Let's find a cure and help these deviants begin to live a normal life!
The "science" that is often cited is two studies. One was a study of twins where at least one was homosexual. Some twins were reared together, some apart. The person who published the study said it indicated a genetic element. Other scientists said his data indicate homosexuality is a flip of the coin.
The other study is one of cadavers in New York City. A medical examiner there noticed that the pineal gland in cadavers who had been gay was smaller/almost nonexistent. However, he drew no conclusions because his sample size was 9 cadavers. He only published this information to suggest someone ought to study this and see if there's anything to it.
So ~ do you own your feelings or do your feelings own you?
Are you a machine or living entity that makes choices.
I say ~ every action that we take in life, we do so by choice.
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