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    Re: Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Perhaps. I'd just like to see the actual numbers.

    It's rather vague right now. Media articles reporting on scientific phenomena also have something of a tendency to get a lot of things wrong in this regard as they're more interested in attracting viewers with attention grabbing language than they are in the specific details of the findings involved.
    Also in our convoluted and high pressure 'publish or perish' world, it is getting tougher and tougher for the ever increasing number of advanced degree candidates to find something new and unique as the topic of their dissertations or to be published in a scholarly journal. As a result they are really streeeeeeetching for subject matter. And it doesn't matter how small the sample used or what the researcher's conclusion is, it seems to pass for science these days.

    I remain convinced that gay parents can be very good parents and sometimes living with gay parents is the best situation for the child. And I will continue to be convinced that there is far more scientific study and evidence to show that children overall thrive best with a loving male AND female role model in the home than in any other circumstance. And the traditional family should be encouraged, supported, and considered the norm for that reason.
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    Re: Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I had seen studies a few years ago that showed that a homosexual uncle in the family increases the probability of a child's survival to adulthood.
    How could that possibly even begin to bear out any truth? The "gay-Uncle" has been thoroughly debunked as utter nonsense.

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    Re: Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Also in our convoluted and high pressure 'publish or perish' world, it is getting tougher and tougher for the ever increasing number of advanced degree candidates to find something new and unique as the topic of their dissertations or to be published in a scholarly journal. As a result they are really streeeeeeetching for subject matter. And it doesn't matter how small the sample used or what the researcher's conclusion is, it seems to pass for science these days.

    I remain convinced that gay parents can be very good parents and sometimes living with gay parents is the best situation for the child. And I will continue to be convinced that there is far more scientific study and evidence to show that children overall thrive best with a loving male AND female role model in the home than in any other circumstance. And the traditional family should be encouraged, supported, and considered the norm for that reason.

    This is my opinion almost to a tee. Careful though, it's not enough to be reasonable on the subject.

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    Re: Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

    As to this study... In my experience on this subject (Brain science) when men and or women for that matter take on opposite gender roles, the brain patterns almost always tend to mimic each other, both heterosexually and homosexually.


    The only thing you can conclude from any study of this primitive nature is that our brains appear to be born to adapt.


    What I find striking from this study and any like it though is that these social researchers aren't doing themselves any favors, because showing adaptability whether emotionally or sexually adds to the environmental causation argument for sexuality. I'd like to see this done on young adults without children to compare data.


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    Re: Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I remember an episode of "Friends", where Rachel and Ross were looking for a Nanny to take care of their baby. They found a really sensitive guy (hetero?) that was like a 'super baby sitter'. The whole episode sort of revolved around how attuned this guy was to a babies needs and even an adults...lol

    He was more than a Nanny, he was a "Manny".
    Rachel was hot for him, if I remember that episode right. Freddie Prinze Junior played the nanny. I don't think he was gay.

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    Re: Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

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    Re: Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Rachel was hot for him, if I remember that episode right. Freddie Prinze Junior played the nanny. I don't think he was gay.
    Actually, she wasn't. Ross was simply jealous of him because he thought that she would be hot for him given that he was a guy. She pointed out that the same could work the opposite way. She honestly just wanted him to be a nanny for Emma. (I think he mentioned a girlfriend, but I'm not sure.)
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    Re: Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

    They should have tested stay at home hetero guys to make the study more complete.

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    Re: Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

    I really wonder how one goes about comparing brain activity. And not only that, but does similar "brain activity" correspond to the same cognitive experience?

    All that aside, let's suppose that this is indeed true. If carried out to it's logical conclusion, could one then devise a test for males for homosexuality?

    Interesting.

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    Re: Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    How could that possibly even begin to bear out any truth? The "gay-Uncle" has been thoroughly debunked as utter nonsense. Tim-
    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I had seen studies a few years ago that showed that a homosexual uncle in the family increases the probability of a child's survival to adulthood.
    FYI on the 'gay uncle' to everyone else:

    Assume humans were hunter & gathers that lived in small groups of 100-150 people at some point in our history. During that pre-modern medical era, child mortality rates are 40%+ and thus require the nomadic kin groups to produce large numbers of offspring per fertile couple. This requirement causes the group's age to be weighted towards children. The weighting primarily affects the groups' ability to gather food, defend itself from dangers, move through its territory; i.e. survive, due to the large amounts of needy children.

    Suppose then that there is a biological/environmental tendency, eh, 1/20th of the time, to produce a smaller group of individuals that never reproduces. These individuals do not dedicate themselves to child rearing, but rather are open to engage in the activities that the parents/elders of the group cannot handle. They tilt the group's age back towards capable adults. Thus kin groups with this ability to produce non-reproducing individuals have a better chance of flourishing and surviving.

    It's a theory.
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