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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    What else are we?
    Human.

    What separates us is our ability to reason and understand abstract concepts. Animals adapt to their surroundings, humans change the surroundings good or bad. We (animals as well) are all biological machines, this does not make us the same thing.

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    That depends. I doubt that much more than 5% of the population has committed violent crimes, but such a fact is unknowable. I do know that the US has the highest incarceration rate of any other industrialized nation, but nearly half of those people are in prison for non violent crimes.
    It is not impossible to know, we have statistics at the Department of Justice and FBI.

    Table 1 - Crime in the United States 2009

    You are also leaving out very important variables like gang crime etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    i do stand by my conviction that the majority of rapists and murders (particularly repeat offenders) are sociopaths.
    You can stand by an unsubstantiated claim all you like, even if incorrect. It does not change the truth of the situation.

    This is getting off topic anyway. So I will agree to disagree.

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    That is generally what I've been saying unless I haven't been clear enough. I did say that there is no specific gene that causes homosexuality, but that genetics may play a role in someone's predisposition in becoming homosexual as well as environmental factors.
    I agree.

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    Not that scientists have specifically isolated, correct.
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Out of 307,006,550, 1,318,398 committed violent crimes according to your source. I'm by no means a math genius, but I don't think that exceeds 5% and if it does, not by much. *searches for calculator*
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Out of 307,006,550, 1,318,398 committed violent crimes according to your source. I'm by no means a math genius, but I don't think that exceeds 5% and if it does, not by much. *searches for calculator*
    sociopaths only make up 1 to 4 percent of the population, most think it is 1%. I have no idea where you got 5%?
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Well I was mostly referring to the percentage of the population that has committed violent crimes, but here is a stat showing that over 3% have the disorder.

    Antisocial personality disorder appears in 3.6 percent of the adult US population, or approximately 7.6 million people.
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I know it wasn't you. I may disagree with you, and I may find some of your arguments not necessarily sound, but you are by no means "weak", nor are your arguments pathetic.
    See, I feel the same way about you....if you weren't such a lib....I think we could get a regularly scheduled beer.
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Well I was mostly referring to the percentage of the population that has committed violent crimes, but here is a stat showing that over 3% have the disorder.

    Antisocial personality disorder appears in 3.6 percent of the adult US population, or approximately 7.6 million people.
    3.6% is a far cry from 5% when talking millions of people and crimes. They are also only the crimes reported. Rape for instance is under reported.

    Like I said the crime statistics do not jive with your assessment. It also does not jive with the fact the violent crime rate has been dropping for years. Either way this is getting off topic.
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    3.6% is a far cry from 5% when talking millions of people and crimes. They are also only the crimes reported. Rape for instance is under reported.

    Like I said the crime statistics do not jive with your assessment. It also does not jive with the fact the violent crime rate has been dropping for years. Either way this is getting off topic.
    I guess I'm not being clear enough. Violent crime stats seem to indicate that less than 5% of the population has committed violent crimes. Nearly 4% are sociopaths. I guess I'll let it go at that.
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    What does any of this have to do with the fact that gay people are abnormally abnormal?
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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Abnormal would be something that could be identified at birth... such as a birth defect.

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    Re: Are Gay People "Abnormal"?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    I guess I'm not being clear enough. Violent crime stats seem to indicate that less than 5% of the population has committed violent crimes. Nearly 4% are sociopaths. I guess I'll let it go at that.
    No you are absolutely being clear enough. A sociopath knows the difference between right and wrong whether he/she is emotionally detached or not. Animals even when taught not to do something do not understand the full concept outside of conditioned responses taught by humans. Humans alone know right from wrong as a completely moral and emotional concept.

    Animals and humans are not the same thing.
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