"Gay" Evolution

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    Feb 18, 2014 10:21 AM GMT
    Anyone seen this, people seem to be constantly trying to fine a "cause" or "reason" yet shy back on abuse of people who fall in the category of LGBT

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26089486
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    Feb 18, 2014 7:29 PM GMT
    Yes, some are scientists, some are rude
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    Feb 18, 2014 7:33 PM GMT
    anarq saidYes, some are scientists, some are rude


    In my opinion if they are looking for a cause to any form of sexuality then they are implying it is a problem.
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    Feb 18, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    Scientists are known for having issues with unknowns
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    Feb 18, 2014 7:38 PM GMT
    anarq saidScientists are known for having issues with unknowns

    Haha yep having to name and categorize everything can have its downfalls
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    Feb 19, 2014 1:05 AM GMT
    I see no problem with understanding the origins of sexualities. However, I understand the concerns of those who are suspicious of the motives of the inquirers. The history of psychiatry includes some who were using shock treatments to eliminate homosexual response as late as the 1960's (Atascadero State Hospital, CA).

    As far as the essentialism vs. social construction, I fall firmly in both camps. I believe that orientation is largely essential or biologically mediated. I also believe that identities are very much constructed. The identities of gay people have changed very much over the last 30-40 years as more people have come out. If I have accepting friends who are heterosexual, do I need a gay community?
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    Feb 19, 2014 11:19 AM GMT
    rdberg1957 saidI see no problem with understanding the origins of sexualities. However, I understand the concerns of those who are suspicious of the motives of the inquirers. The history of psychiatry includes some who were using shock treatments to eliminate homosexual response as late as the 1960's (Atascadero State Hospital, CA).

    As far as the essentialism vs. social construction, I fall firmly in both camps. I believe that orientation is largely essential or biologically mediated. I also believe that identities are very much constructed. The identities of gay people have changed very much over the last 30-40 years as more people have come out. If I have accepting friends who are heterosexual, do I need a gay community?


    I would love to find out why we are all attracted to either sex etc and from the reading of it all that i have done in my own personal opinion i dont think we are born with any sexuality pre disposing anyone to even be straight but i can be very contradictory with my opinions haha
  • Vaughn

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    Feb 19, 2014 11:26 AM GMT
    Dennis89 said
    anarq saidYes, some are scientists, some are rude


    In my opinion if they are looking for a cause to any form of sexuality then they are implying it is a problem.


    It's just a scientist thing. We look for the cause of everything... it isn't gay discrimination.

    Someone asked me why I prefer 3rd person to 1st person shooters. I came up with scholarly articles on; moveable ego center, plastic body schema and the tactile/visual receptive fields. They don't mean it, it just happens.
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    Feb 19, 2014 11:38 AM GMT
    Vaughn said
    Dennis89 said
    anarq saidYes, some are scientists, some are rude


    In my opinion if they are looking for a cause to any form of sexuality then they are implying it is a problem.


    It's just a scientist thing. We look for the cause of everything... it isn't gay discrimination.

    Someone asked me why I prefer 3rd person to 1st person shooters. I came up with scholarly articles on; moveable ego center, plastic body schema and the tactile/visual receptive fields. They don't mean it, it just happens.
    Ill amit even if i say i am a fairly intelligent person i a no idea about what you said icon_redface.gificon_razz.gif