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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    There's no poll.

    But no, homosexuality isn't a choice. Gays can't just flip over to the other side anymore than a straight person can make himself gay.
    Writing in The Quarterly Review of Biology, researchers William Rice, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Urban Friberg, a professor at Uppsala University in Sweden, believe that homosexuality can be explained by the presence of epi-marks temporary switches that control how our genes are expressed during gestation and after we're born.

    Specifically, the researchers discovered sex-specific epi-marks which, unlike most genetic switches, get passed down from father to daughter or mother to son. Most epi-marks don't normally pass between generations and are essentially "erased." Rice and Friberg say this explains why homosexuality appears to run in families, yet has no real genetic underpinning.
    Scientists claim that homosexuality is not genetic
    Now, if this is becomes accepted science, and a test is developed to learn if an epi-mark is passed down to the fetus in the womb, and children are selectively aborted because of it, I wonder...
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Now, if this is becomes accepted science, and a test is developed to learn if an epi-mark is passed down to the fetus in the womb, and children are selectively aborted because of it, I wonder...
    "The gay gene".... Uh huh...

    Good luck on your conquest to annihilate homosexuality. I don't care.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    "The gay gene".... Uh huh...

    Good luck on your conquest to annihilate homosexuality. I don't care.

    Where in the world did I say that?


    I brought up a scientific study where the researchers showed it's not genetic, but there is an "epi-mark" that is passed on.

    I'm not a proponent of abortion, or gender selection, or in this instance of sexual orientation selection if it proves to be solid science. Strange for you perhaps, I do have a couple homosexual friends, actually far more than a couple! You see, I'm an open minded, tolerant guy.

    I left the question open, and figured intelligent people would be able to deduce there may come a time when people do practice sexual orientation selection, and what would that mean? Really what would that mean?

    Would it mean banning sexual orientation selective abortions?
    If that is so, why... if abortion is legal? For example, I could foresee a group of religious zealots that used this "tool" to extract homosexuals from their society, just as Chinese use gender selection.

    Another question; Would the homosexual community for instance become a cadre of pro-lifers? And if so, would they do so for their select group, or across the board... for if they're against abortion of those carrying the "epi-mark", isn't it intellectually inconsistent to accept abortions of those not having the epi-mark?

    Just some food for thought.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener;1061978012[I
    ]I would think that any heterosexual who believes homosexualty is a choice test out their theory by choosing homosexuality for a little while to see how well that works out for them
    [/I].

    Should be an easy matter if there is anything to their opinion.



    Excellent idea.

    An extra advantage of this idea is that we won't have so many time-wasting threads about homosexual choice/non-choice.




    Why do some people waste so much time worrying about **** like this?

    Any ideas?

    Me-I've got lots of more important things to think about.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1;1062280731[B
    ]Sex is a voluntary act.
    [/B] All voluntary acts require a choice.



    Sex is not always a voluntary act.

    Did you ever hear of rape?

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post

    Where in the world did I say that?


    I brought up a scientific study where the researchers showed it's not genetic, but there is an "epi-mark" that is passed on.

    I'm not a proponent of abortion, or gender selection, or in this instance of sexual orientation selection if it proves to be solid science. Strange for you perhaps, I do have a couple homosexual friends, actually far more than a couple! You see, I'm an open minded, tolerant guy.

    I left the question open, and figured intelligent people would be able to deduce there may come a time when people do practice sexual orientation selection, and what would that mean? Really what would that mean?

    Would it mean banning sexual orientation selective abortions?
    If that is so, why... if abortion is legal? For example, I could foresee a group of religious zealots that used this "tool" to extract homosexuals from their society, just as Chinese use gender selection.

    Another question; Would the homosexual community for instance become a cadre of pro-lifers? And if so, would they do so for their select group, or across the board... for if they're against abortion of those carrying the "epi-mark", isn't it intellectually inconsistent to accept abortions of those not having the epi-mark?

    Just some food for thought.



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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Sex is a voluntary act. All voluntary acts require a choice.
    I don't think he is talking about a sex act, more an attraction.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Excellent idea.

    An extra advantage of this idea is that we won't have so many time-wasting threads about homosexual choice/non-choice.
    If only we could get the numbskull Demokrats to try Capitalism. It works everywhere it's been tried.

    Why do some people waste so much time worrying about **** like this?

    Any ideas?

    Me-I've got lots of more important things to think about.
    My, my, my... for such an "open-mined" individual from a ROTFLOL..."open-minded" party, why the attitude that discussing this is a "waste of time"?

    Hell, it seems government research money, or research money in any event, is being paid to scientists trying to figure it out! But discussing what they may find, and how we function or not as humans is a waste of time?

    What is it your fear?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Thanks, but no thanks.

    I'll dine elsewhere.
    Ahhh... the lack of curiosity... I see you subscribe to the adage... "a closed mind is a wonderful thing to have."
    Last edited by zimmer; 09-14-13 at 07:12 AM.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Sex is not always a voluntary act.

    Did you ever hear of rape?
    Still required a choice on the part of the rapist. Still I think you overall missed the point.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Not sure why it matters if it is or isn't a choice.

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