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A Queer Need for Rejection

Jeff7580 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 11:38 AM
Someone needs to explain to me how a "gay gene" could survive 1000s of generations of evolution when it produces such a profound reproductive disadvantage. In the absence of such an explanation I have to assume if there is a genetic basis it much be some kind of mutation that results - in an evolutionary sense - abnormal behavior.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:05 PM
If the gene (or, more likely, complex of genes) were recessive, it could be carried indefinately. A recessive gene is expressed only when both parents pass the gene to their child - making the child homozygous for that gene. If the child receives the gene from only one of his/her parents, he/she would be heterozygous for the gene and would be a carrier.
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:10 PM
No explanation needed - there is no "gay gene." End of story.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:54 PM
There is no gay gene in the same way there is no straight gene. Scientists haven't found the gene that makes humans straight either.
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:58 PM
"Scientists haven't found the gene that makes humans straight either."

Probably because heterosexuality is the innate default and doesn't need a specific "gene" to make it happen.

Whenever I write about the issue of First Amendment Freedom of Association, I defend the right of campus groups, not government administrators, to control their own belief structure and membership requirements. This often involves discussing real life cases with real life tension between religious groups and homosexual activists. This results in a slew of emails asking why a homosexual student would ever want to join a fundamentalist religious group. The short answer to the question is that homosexual activists don't really want to join these organizations. Some want to use them for political gain before shutting them down altogether.

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