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Can Gay's change?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Ardhanariswar, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Druidus

    Druidus Keeper of the Grove

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    Since sexual preference is determined through genetics, no, you cannot change it without gene therapy. And gene therapy doesn't really exist yet, in a full form.
     
  2. Scott1

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    I was not aware of this.... do you have any proof to back it up?

    Peace,
    Scott
     
  3. Druidus

    Druidus Keeper of the Grove

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    I'm not sure if I can find it but the gist of it (a research article on fruit flies) shows that by selectively breeding the flies for a certain gene, they can increase the homosexuality rate. You might try searching for "gay flies" or "homosexual flies". I'll try it now.

    *Update*

    http://www.stanford.edu/dept/news/relaged/961212behavgene.html

    *Further update*

    I'm not saying it's influence is 100%, as I believe that environment can play a role. For example, intelligence is estimated to be 90% genetics and 10% environment. There is no real proof of this gene in humans, but most likely the gene is there, as genetics shape the person we are.
     
  4. Allan

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    There may be a preference gene but children develop in huge bounds mostly before 3 years old with this tappering off as they get older.

    A child tends to live in a world of first impressions and they are exploring pleasure as much as anything. Humans definitly connect at a higher level than just body language.

    One person can effect hormonal, chemical balance in another by mentaly connecting.

    I would think that the people or a person in the childs life were connecting and stimulating certain chemistry into action and making it pleasurable.

    An unseen touch.
     
  5. dolly

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    It's either genetic, or it is based on the environment of the mother's womb.
     
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