Study: Most Gay Men Possess A Genetic Anomaly That Could Finally Explain Homosexuality

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    Jan 27, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    A recent study by the Philadelphia SA & Shea Medical Institute has shed light on a previously overlooked genetic anomaly shared by a startling number of self-identified gay males that could finally provide a biological explanation for homosexuality.


    Actually, no it didn't. I just made the entire thing up. Kinda sounds like a real headline though doesn't it? Why is it that as soon you slap the word STUDY onto any piece of diatribe it suddenly becomes irrefutable fact to so many people?

    Makes ya think!
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    Jan 27, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    Because people trust "scientists" today the way we used to trust "priests": unquestioningly.
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    Jan 27, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    Larkin saidBecause people trust "scientists" today the way we used to trust "priests": unquestioningly.


    Often times, unfortunately, these "scientists" are corporate giants that commission their own studies to make their products look favorably and convince the public they're safe when they're not, they're better than the alternatives, etc..
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    Jan 27, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    when i got to the word "startling" thats when I thought it was BS
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    Jan 27, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    Science, you fools!
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    Jan 27, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    ... She's poetry in motion ...
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    Jan 27, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    Import saidwhen i got to the word "startling" thats when I thought it was BS


    Really? You actually bought the headline to begin with?
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    Jan 27, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    Also the bogus institution: SA & Shea

    Sashay gurl! Werk it out sweetie!!
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    Jan 27, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    The title and first sentence sounds fairly like any ordinary science reporting, but my next move would be to look for the actual published paper, at which point my BS alarms would sound.

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    Jan 27, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    mightymanlet saidThe title and first sentence sounds fairly like any ordinary science reporting, but my next move would be to look for the actual published paper, at which point my BS alarms would sound.



    Do you think if someone on RJ just skimmed the thread title but didn't actually click inside they could potentially retain the header as a fact somewhere in the back of their mind?
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    Jan 27, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    I would have asked for a link to this "study" before I bought into it icon_neutral.gif
  • aiko14

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    Jan 27, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    i bought it...
  • commoncoll

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    Jan 27, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    Ariodante, you need to write a parodied scientific abstract at the least to go along with this.
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    Jan 27, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    This thread had post after post of people accepting nothing more amateur captions on a pic as truth and not questioning the facts presented, even after it was pointed out that there were factual inaccuracies in the claims being made. Few seemed to care that there was nothing to back up the claims. People are so willing to accept something just because it is said on the internet:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2136803/

    We really need to have a little bit of cynicism.
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    Jan 27, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidThis thread had post after post of people accepting nothing more amateur captions on a pic as truth and not questioning the facts presented, even after it was pointed out that there were factual inaccuracies in the claims being made. Few seemed to care that there was nothing to back up the claims. People are so willing to accept something just because it is said on the internet:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2136803/

    We really need to have a little bit of cynicism.


    Words are one thing, but words over a picture?? That HAS to be true! icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 28, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    Many of us are gullible and will believe many things without question.

    A major problem in our culture is the clash of belief systems. Science is a method which has been shown to be best at understanding the physical world. Current scientific knowledge is not absolute. Our understandings of things changes over time. Scientists continue asking questions. Newton was brilliant, but had no tools with which to understand gravity. Einstein had to bring his ideas to the fore and mostly the Relativity theories have been better predictors of many phenomena than Newton's. Not everyone who calls themselves a scientist is right about this or that thing which they discuss. Individual scientists are human beings with egos and a desire to be right. They are fallible. But when one looks at the total contributions of science to our understanding and capacities, it is enormous. Science is a belief system which allows for correction and change when new evidence is found.

    Religious belief systems are generally not open to question and evolve slowly not as much through changes in knowledge, but through the death of the previous generation of imams, priests, ministers, and popes. While science has served the war machines, religion has spawned many wars.

    There may not be any structures in our bodies which are different from heterosexuals. I believe there is genetic involvement; in the last ten years our understanding of the way genes work has become much more sophisticated. Evolution may proceed much faster than we had previously thought because the change in gene expressions may be modified by the length of time a fetus in utero being bathed in neurochemicals, by various minor changes in the timing of various events in the development process.

    Biologists have catalogued at least 1500 species which have some homosexual expression especially in birds and mammals. Our cousins, the bonobo, the chimp, the gorilla, the orangutan, all have some male-male and female-female sexual interaction.
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    Jan 28, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    I bought the headline - because it is (sadly) entirely believable.

    It won't be long - there WILL be such a study which WILL come to this conclusion. It's an ideological imperative.

    The entire white Liberal narrative demands it - it is what Thomas Sowell calls their "optional reality."
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    Jan 28, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    Aww, I saw the headline and was getting out my Debunking Hat.

    Spoilsport. icon_smile.gif
  • Anto

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    Jan 28, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    It's like having 'VERIFIED' on a profile icon_razz.gif