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Old 12-29-2005, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: Is Being Gay Hereditary/Genetic?

Ooops I didn't read this thread I see the discussion is somewhat serious, please disregard my post in a thread which I presumed would have already degenerated to the point of no return. (It was a joke)
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:09 AM
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Default Re: Is Being Gay Hereditary/Genetic?

This thread should be elsewhere.

I think the best answer is that "we don't know, and we don't want to less somebody get some dumb ideas about 'fixing' it".
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:17 AM
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All gay persons parents, grandparents and their entire ancestral lineage engaged in heterosexual sex. How could being gay be a genetic trait?

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I'm pretty sure plenty of homosexuals have engaged in heterosexual sex.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:39 AM
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I think some biologists have found genes which show a propensity for homosexuality. It is most certainly not entirely based on environmental factors, nor is it entirely genetic.

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Old 12-29-2005, 11:41 AM
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All gay persons parents, grandparents and their entire ancestral lineage engaged in heterosexual sex. How could being gay be a genetic trait?

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I'm pretty sure plenty of homosexuals have engaged in heterosexual sex.

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Andy: Hold on, his daughter? But he's definitely gay.

Maggie: He can't be gay if he's got a daughter.

Andy: Oscar Wilde was married with two kids.

Maggie: Well he can't have been gay.

Andy: What Oscar Wilde?

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Old 12-29-2005, 11:45 AM
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Are there any animals known to be gay? Like prefer gay sex over hetero sex? I know some animals such as Rams and Wolves mount each other, but that can be explained with social status and stuff. Alpha male exerting his dominance and all that jazz.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:47 AM
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Are there any animals known to be gay? Like prefer gay sex over hetero sex? I know some animals such as Rams and Wolves mount each other, but that can be explained with social status and stuff. Alpha male exerting his dominance and all that jazz.

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Chimpanzees (especially bonobos) have gay sex all the time (and I do mean all the time).

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Old 12-29-2005, 11:52 AM
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Are there any animals known to be gay? Like prefer gay sex over hetero sex? I know some animals such as Rams and Wolves mount each other, but that can be explained with social status and stuff. Alpha male exerting his dominance and all that jazz.

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Well, there's Sparky:

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Old 12-29-2005, 11:52 AM
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Are there any animals known to be gay? Like prefer gay sex over hetero sex? I know some animals such as Rams and Wolves mount each other, but that can be explained with social status and stuff. Alpha male exerting his dominance and all that jazz.

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Chimpanzees (especially bonobos) have gay sex all the time (and I do mean all the time).

-SmileyEH

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I think they're all bi though; as far as I know, no one's observed a strictly homosexual bonobo. They're just too horny to limit themselves to just one gender.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:53 AM
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Ooops I didn't read this thread I see the discussion is somewhat serious, please disregard my post in a thread which I presumed would have already degenerated to the point of no return. (It was a joke)

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no worries, i laughed
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