Religion: Good or Bad? Jun 12, 2007 21:40:32 GMT -4
Post by Jason on Jun 12, 2007 21:40:32 GMT -4
Not necessarily. I don't think environmental conditions completely remove the possibility of choice either. Given the exact same environment, one person may chose homosexuality while another does not. In fact the twins study I referred to earlier showed exactly that. Identical twins are obviously raised in a very similar environment, yet a study showed that only 52% of twins identify themselves as both gay when one twin does.
gillianren said:Well, you know, that's what the research supports. In order to believe that it's environmental, there would have to be an environmental aspect to homosexuals' childhoods that did not occur in the lives of most heterosexuals.
But then again you have the twins. If they have the same genetics and the same household environment why aren't they always both gay?
Since children of the same household are not necessarily of the same sexual orientation, this is clearly not true.
The study I'm referring to, by the way, are the twin studies performed by Michael Bailey and Richard Pillard in 1992.
Admittedly not too much. I find it generally a distasteful subject. I have done a little, however.
How much research into the subject have you done, Jason?
I disagree. It may not legally be considered abuse but I still consider it so.
Not all underage sex is abuse. If both parties are underage, it's not abuse.
Let me tell you about suicidal depression, Jason, since you don't know. (Lucky you.)
Forgive me if I am getting too personal here. It is obvious that you understand depression, and I'm sorry that you've suffered, but obviously you haven't actually committed suicide. Doesn't that mean there is something different between you and those who have?