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Scientists claim that homosexuality is not geneticóbut it arises in the womb
io9.com ^ | Dec 11, 2012 8:00 AM | George Dvorsky

Posted on 12/11/2012 5:42:41 PM PST by Olog-hai

A team of international researchers has completed a study that suggests we will probably never find a “gay gene.” Sexual orientation is not about genetics, say the researchers; it’s about epigenetics. This is the process where DNA expression is influenced by any number of external factors in the environment. And in the case of homosexuality, the researchers argue, the environment is the womb itself. …

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. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: genetics; geneticsmeananything; homogene; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; lavendermafia; pseudoscience; science
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1 posted on 12/11/2012 5:42:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

More likely in the coach’s private office than the womb...


2 posted on 12/11/2012 5:45:17 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Olog-hai

That influence is the pervert down the street or at sport camp who grabs a young kid and screws up his life forever. It’s a predatory thing.


3 posted on 12/11/2012 5:45:20 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

DUH


4 posted on 12/11/2012 5:45:39 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: Sacajaweau
It’s a predatory thing.

Yes, and it runs in families because predators have greater access to family members.

5 posted on 12/11/2012 5:49:29 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like they are trying to add some dogma to their new religion.


6 posted on 12/11/2012 5:52:42 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Olog-hai

.....and how long before there are claims of similar epi-marks in the DNA of pedophiles?


7 posted on 12/11/2012 5:53:54 PM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: Olog-hai
Utter bs! They don't want to admit seduction and molestation as the main elements in men having sex with men...reproduction.
8 posted on 12/11/2012 5:55:07 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: DannyTN

They don’t see that?? What a joke...


9 posted on 12/11/2012 5:55:21 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

Scientists claim, studies suggest....well, that clinches it, fellas. Close the books ‘cause now we know.


10 posted on 12/11/2012 5:56:58 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s a choice, like any other behavior.


11 posted on 12/11/2012 5:57:43 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Olog-hai

Faggotry is little different from alcoholism. And I’ll pi** away a nickle on AIDS research just as soon as I flush one for researching why an alcoholic’s liver does poorly.


12 posted on 12/11/2012 5:58:18 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: massmike

As Ann Coulter said “then guess who gets a aborted”


13 posted on 12/11/2012 5:58:41 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Olog-hai; All
Please feel free to add to the above list of junk sciences.
14 posted on 12/11/2012 5:59:24 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Olog-hai

Er, you guys are not quite getting this.

1. The theory is interesting, and more importantly, as stated, its easily testable. That means that this can clearly be discarded if it doesn’t test out, unlike other vague explanations that hang on because they are untestable. This thing either is true, shortly to be determined, or its gone and everyone can go back to their favorite theories.

2. If it does test out, then potentially not only can this be tested for, it can also potentially be prevented or even cured. Gene therapy perhaps.

3. At least a simple early pregnancy genetic test probably can be produced. That would make an interesting sort of leverage on abortion policy, for one thing.


15 posted on 12/11/2012 6:07:58 PM PST by buwaya
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To: Olog-hai

“Scientists” should stick to science instead of making things up


16 posted on 12/11/2012 6:09:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

My BS meter keeps pegging out.


17 posted on 12/11/2012 6:15:21 PM PST by Venturer
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To: buwaya

If it does test out, then potentially not only can this be tested for, it can also potentially be prevented or even cured. Gene therapy perhaps
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Wouldn’t it be Homophobic to cure it.

What would the queers say if you said there wouldn’t be any more of them?

This needs rethinking I am sure homosexuals would be against this.


18 posted on 12/11/2012 6:17:50 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

Really? Try soy baby food products.


19 posted on 12/11/2012 6:19:32 PM PST by Banjoguy (The Mayor of San Antonio is the smoothest liar I have ever seen.)
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To: Venturer

If there is a test or a cure I predict it will be in wide use very quickly outside the US. Most of the world is NOT PC.

The populations of China and India find this sort of thing quite useful. To begin with they will start aborting all the gay babies.

Then the test/cure will be available in the US. Then the fireworks begin. What to choose ? Choice ? Abortion ? Gays ?


20 posted on 12/11/2012 6:24:35 PM PST by buwaya
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