View Poll Results: Is homosexuality "normak" and "natural"?

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  • Homosexuality is normal

    68 47.22%
  • Homosexuality is not normal

    46 31.94%
  • Homosexuality is natural

    92 63.89%
  • Homosexuality is not natural

    19 13.19%
  • Other/unsure

    12 8.33%
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Thread: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Did this about normal a few years ago, and decided it was time to try again. Was a fun and interesting thread at the time, so hopefully this will be as well. Two simple questions. Is Homosexuality "normal", and is homosexuality "natural"? If you would, please include your reasoning.

    Poll will allow multiple choices, pick a choice for the "normal" question and for the "natural" question. Poll will be up in a couple minutes.
    Depends on definitions. If by natural you mean occurs in nature, then the factual answer is yes, it's natural. Normal is more problematic as we have to establish what the norm is, which I think in America would be difficult, as next to no one meets any norm, making being outside the norm the norm. (A little humor there) So, I'm going to vote yes to both.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    I shall have to disagree with you on this, but will stipulate that such would be a relatively rare occasion. I don't hold that orientation has only one cause or another. Some will be by genetics, others by environment, still others due to oddities such as chimerism and then the very few who can actually choose. For the majority it is something outside at least the conscious control of the individual. But I will never say that there are not those who can choose. Some have claimed so and there simply is no evidence to nay say their claim.
    Does a hetrosexual decide to be hetrosexual?.....when or at what point in a hetrosexual consiousness do they make the "choice" to be straight?

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by straykatz View Post
    Does a hetrosexual decide to be hetrosexual?.....when or at what point in a hetrosexual consiousness do they make the "choice" to be straight?
    IF said individual is one of the few who can choose, then they become a heterosexual when they decide to. Your response implies that I am applying the ability to choose to everyone. Note that I provided a variety of underlying causes to one's orientation. I have also noted that one's orientation might be mailable or can change over the years. BTW of the people who have claimed to have chosen not all are choosing to go from homosexual to heterosexual. There are some who are choosing the other direction and there was even a thread on here somewhere about a news article on one such person, who choose to turn gay from straight.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    I don't see the human population declining. We have how many billion people now?
    Who said it was? The point is if we were all gay, we would die out. We have to reproduce to survive. I mean, really, this is just common sense. I know you want to make gay normal and have your own ideas, but they just aren't feasible in reality.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Look, there's also a human instinct to personally survive and in times thru human history when food was scarce or the kid was deformed and in a war obsessed culture, they would often be left to die or even used as food themselves. Anthropologists like Birdsell calculate that at least 15% were killed (and 50% of females) until agriculture changed. There's even been cultures that sacrificed newborns to their gods, hardly a necessity. Infanticide has gone on forever mostly because babies aren't easy to care for.

    The instinct to reproduce, if you're going to argue its sole purpose is to propagate the species, is what's imperfect and varies and in conflict with other instincts. It is not like the instinct to breath, else people and animals would be screwing at every opportunity.
    This STILL does not negate the basic drive to reproduce. Breathing is NOT an instinct. It is an involuntary bodily process.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Actually, technology is developing at such a rate that homosexual reproduction will be possible in just a few short years.
    Interesting! Do you have a link?

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Who said it was? The point is if we were all gay, we would die out. We have to reproduce to survive. I mean, really, this is just common sense. I know you want to make gay normal and have your own ideas, but they just aren't feasible in reality.
    We aren't all gay, so this isn't a valid concern.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    you will never get me to agree that homosexuality is normak.
    How do you spell normak?

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    Re: Is Homosexuality "Normal" and "Natural"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    We aren't all gay, so this isn't a valid concern.
    And why aren't we all gay? Because we must reproduce and two gay people cannot, as of yet anyway. Even if some type of medical advance made it so that they could, it still doesn't change basic biological instinct.

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