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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and the citations are?
Rats are not humans.
The human brain develops outside the womb after birth so mere physical development inside the womb is not enough.
Sorry but I have yet to see ANY credible developmental evidence as you cite.
Perhaps I phrased that badly. *Having* certain feelings and impulses can't be controlled. *Acting* on them can be.
One more research paper, published in Nature in 1995, deals with the brains of transgendered individuals. The researchers dissected the brains of a number of deceased transgendered persons, MTF and FTM, as well as the brains of some gay and lesbian indivuals and heterosexual men and women.
1. The BSTC region for heterosexual women was distinctly different from heterosexual men, being smaller with a high statistical significance.
2. The BSTC region in MTF transgendered individuals was in the normal range for women. The BSTC was actually smaller than heterosexual women, but not significantly so.
3. The BSTC region on lesbians and FTM transgendered individuals was closer to that of heterosexual men.
4. The BSTC region for homosexual males was slightly larger than that of heterosexual males, but not significantly so. However, there may be a saturation effect involved, that the BSTC development rapidly maxes out beyond the heterosexual male range.
One of the conclusions is, prenatal condictions most probably sets the stage for the direction of the future development of the brain and human sexuality.
As always, more research needs to be done.
You can choose what you eat.
Not only were earlier studies crappy science and biased to favor a pre-determined conclusion, they are also looking in the wrong place. When they figure out why some folks prefer chocolate over vanilla, then they'll be able to figure out the gay thing. Can I get a grant over here please?
And you know this how?
The same sex behavior is a choice. The abnormal condition of attraction however is not. Therefore just like any other abnormal propensities the behavior can be overcome as long as one desires to change it.
Blunt and true!
Well said...simple and to the point.
Actually, he is a secular researcher and is making great strides because his work is presented objectively and not based on faith.
Totally agree. These are great resources. Too bad the schools won't allow the other side to be told. So it's up to all of us to help those with SSA and tell them they don't have to succumb!
just look around....does it feel like wintertime should? I guess it being cold is a sign of global warming too right?
being gay is a choice, it is not a genelogical thing at all. The science that proved this theory was politically motivated.
I am not disagreeing with you. I was just trying to understand you. The condition of being atrracted to the same sex is not a choice however the behavior is and therefore those with SSA should be told the truth. They can overcome those abnormal feelings. The gay activist and society have shoved it down their throats telling them it's who they are and they should just accept it.
I don't agree. Change is a very real choice but takes a lot of hard work.
In other words he's a scientist.
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No he means that it is the result of trauma caused mental disease. There's no biological component to it whatsoever
See my post #33 as to my theories on homosexuality.
The truth will set you free!
Some people can't handle the truth!
Be Ever Vigilant!
except that no study has ever shown any link or suggestion of as link to this. A chemical imbalance would have to be a genetic error and there is no genetic component (as shown in the study being discussed in this thread)
What has been shown as far as male SSADs go is that all of them (say 99.5%) share one of the fallowing characteristics. 1. Been molested or abused. 2. HAve absent or insufficent relationship with ones father.3 Suffered relentless teasing from their peers during the formative years
Most female SSADs have been molested. Some just choose to be 'lesbian' for convenience or because they hate men.
All 'homosexuals' are mentally ill, that is why they choose that behavior
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