Skip to comments.Latest 'Gay' Brain Study Scrutinized
Posted on 05/11/2005 11:24:42 PM PDT by scripter
The mainstream media is reporting on the latest research that purports to show that gay males and heterosexual males respond differently to certain pheromones.
The New York Times has just reported on findings from Swedish researchers who claim to have found that gay males are attracted to a different kind of scent than heterosexual males.
"For Gay Men, an Attraction to a Different Kind of Scent," by Nicolas Wade (5/10/05) quotes Swedish researchers with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm who have studied pheromones and the different ways women, gay males and heterosexual males react to them.
Lead researcher Dr. Ivanka Savic studied a testosterone derivative produced in men's sweat and an estrogen-like compound in women's urine. Both of these have been suspected of being pheromones.
Savic and her associates found that that gay males responded to these pheromones in the same way women respond. Heterosexual males responded differently.
This study is being reported in the mainstream press as more evidence for a biological basis for homosexual behavior. However, Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, a lecturer in Civil Liberties and Constitutional Law at Princeton University disagrees. According to Dr. Satinover*:
The key statement in the New York Times interview with one of the authors of the article is this:
"We cannot tell if the different pattern is cause or effect," Dr. Savic said. "The study does not give any answer to these crucial questions."
The same discussion arose after LeVay's study and he finally conceded--years later--that repetition of homosexual activity can change the brain to produce the effects he discovered--likewise here as the researchers state directly.
This study says nothing about homosexuality being innate (whether on a direct genetic or indirect, epigenetic hormonal-developmental basis). Likewise, if one changes the state of one's sexuality. The pheromone response would presumably change in consequence of behavioral-induced alterations in the underlying hypothalamic structures.
Because it is tacit and not explicit, the widely-held and erroneous presumption that brain structures are fixed and unresponsive to experience generates a second presumption, also tacit: That if a brain structure or function can be correlated to a behavioral trait then the trait must be both unchangeable and innate. Unaddressed and left non-explicit, this two-step sequence of tacit presumptions attached to explicit, high quality scientific data but of only a correlative kind, almost invariably generates in the mind of the scientifically unsophisticated something akin to a "belief."
Every single study that has emerged since the original LeVay study that falls into the above class--looking for or finding bimodal statistical physiological correlates (nervous system or otherwise) to homosexual versus heterosexual populations, in both males and females, however defined--comes with the same essential caveat: That cause and effect cannot be distinguished by the study.
Yet the press invariably editorializes, by implication or openly, that each new study somehow builds upon the last; that there exists a slowly but surely growing literature supporting the case that "homosexuality is biological," that "homosexuality is innate," "...genetic," "...unchangeable." Nothing could be further from the truth.
It would be identically and oppositely tendentious to say that "yet another study fails to find a biological, genetic, innate basis for homosexuality."
Dr. Warren Throckmorton has also examined this latest study and draws the following conclusions:
This is the crux of it.
Pavlovs dog bump
Go to google and check pheromones, and the new "gay" products.
Gee, I wonder why they are so new and all citing this research.
This is just a money making fraud, a good one, but still, with the same intent.
Jesus said: "And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore, they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." -from THE BIBLE: Matthew 19:4-6
Follow up ping.
Whoops - you're already on the thread and I just pinged you to it - along with everybody else from the previous thread...
Homosexual Agenda Ping.
The very last one of the night, I promise. I really have other things to do in life besides do this (and my other) pinglist. :-)
Here's more info, beyond the excitedly breathless goo-goo articles (I didn't even ping them all out) about how "gay" people like other "gay" peoples' smell. As though that means anything at all. If true, even.
Personally, I like the smell of cottonwood trees in the spring.
Let me know if you want on/off this pinglist.
Indeed. And when we look at all the evidence, including the thousands of homosexuals who have left the lifestyle, we can make an educated guess as to whether cause or effect.
The following book is a must read, IMO: A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality.
Swedish researchers again? Last week it was sexual abuse in Sweden with animals.
"The same discussion arose after LeVay's study, and he finally conceded-years later-that repetition of homosexual activity can change the brain to produce the effects he discovered-likewise here as the researchers state directly. The study says nothing about homosexuality being inate, (whether on a direct genetic or indirect epegenic hormonal-developemental basis). Likewise, if one changes the state of one's sexuality. The pheromone response would presumably change in consequence of behavioral-induced alterations of the underlying hypothalamic structures"
Sweden is contributing to science possibly more than they realize. Can we not conclude the same alterations to the hypothalamic structures may happen if one engages in sex with animals? Would one become more attuned to the pheromones of animals?
This is like the pig based pheremone cologne back in the 80's which was guaraneeeeeeeed to attract the opposite sex. (unless you used the wrong gender spray)
regarding the preventing homosexuality book.
People should scroll down and read the comments.
Some are quite hateful and the one from the admitted homsexual is downright funny.
"most don't choose the same-sex attraction "
They are merely conned into it by other homosexual predators.
Notice the article assumes the female pheromone that normal men respond to emminates from the female genitalia. This is to be expected. The smell of pussy is undoubtedly something males would respond to being the object of a males desire. It just makes sense.
But then the article says the motivating pheromone for homosexual perverts is found in sweat? That's total BS! The smell that homosexual males get turned on by emminates from the rectum. The rectum is their object of desire so naturally their sexual response would key off the smell of human waste. It just stands to reason.
Does that make you a tree hugger? :^)
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