Nature Vs. Nurture

  • Lawrencium

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    Dec 13, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    So if it was possible to definitively know the answer to the question of "why me, why am I gay?" would you want to?

    Would knowing why you're gay change your perspective (for better or worse) and do you personally believe in one or the other?

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    Dec 13, 2011 9:04 PM GMT
    nah, i am who i am. it's not all that important if i'm gay or w/e. what's important is what i do w/ my life, and how i treat other ppl.
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    Dec 13, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    read this..

    excellent book on the subject

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    Dec 13, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    Scientists haven't even figured out why we exist, much less why people are born with differing sexual tendencies.
    But yeah, I'm addicted to knowledge. I'd want to know.
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    Dec 13, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    nature knows why i am gay....i just know i am happy to be homosexual..
  • johndubuque

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    Dec 13, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    The "why" doesn't affect how I feel about being gay, but it is still an intellectually interesting question.
    Same-sex attraction is universal across historical periods and different human cultures, as well as among other animals, so I believe the cause has to be something intrinsic to who we are. We evolved to be a species with same-sex attraction among some of us. It is not caused by something as culturally specific as what clothes we wear as children or watching Glee.
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    Dec 13, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    I would rather know "Why does it matter?"
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    Dec 13, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    I'd kill to know that! But only because I find it extremly interesting from a scientific point of view.
    Oh and no it would absolutely change nothing, cause knowing why I'm gay doesn't mean I'm able to change it and even if I could I wouldn't cause I like it (but being bi would be cool cause for the extremly unlikely case I'd fall for a girl sometime -never say never- I wouldn't be grosesd out icon_smile.gif )
    I personally think we were born this way. I really like the hypothesis of the motherorganism treating the male baby with hormons because it's not able to identify the male hormons. It would fit in my world view because the sexual differentiation is so complex that the slightest flaw is able to change everythingicon_wink.gif
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    Dec 14, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    eddie13 saidnature knows why i am gay....i just know i am happy to be homosexual..
    ^ this.
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    Dec 14, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    I'm curious as well, but maybe there are more reasons than just one. Maybe many things need to happen, nature or nurture or nature & nurture.

    Maybe there is even different kinds of "gay"? Do we really know that the same processes happen in each of us that make us gay?