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  1. 15 Dec '06 13:04
    How does it happen that a big family of say about nine children who each experience the same things in life, yet one of them turns out gay? Does this mean being gay is something you are born with, or is it something that happens during life.
  2. Donation kirksey957
    Outkast
    15 Dec '06 13:07
    Originally posted by PIZZA ROLLS
    How does it happen that a big family of say about nine children who each experience the same things in life, yet one of them turns out gay? Does this mean being gay is something you are born with, or is it something that happens during life.
    There has been some research that each progressive child in a family is more likely to be gay. For example, the fifth child has a higher likelihood of being gay than the first four.
  3. Standard member Jee
    15 Dec '06 13:53
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    There has been some research that each progressive child in a family is more likely to be gay. For example, the fifth child has a higher likelihood of being gay than the first four.
    Cool!

    Where have you read that, in "Prejudice Magazine" ?
  4. Donation kirksey957
    Outkast
    15 Dec '06 14:06
    Originally posted by Jee
    Cool!

    Where have you read that, in "Prejudice Magazine" ?
    60 Minutes did a piece on the research.
  5. Standard member Varg
    Thinking...
    15 Dec '06 15:36
    Originally posted by Jee
    Cool!

    Where have you read that, in "Prejudice Magazine" ?
    Nope, in the "Annals of Sarcasm Research".
  6. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    15 Dec '06 16:40
    Originally posted by PIZZA ROLLS
    How does it happen that a big family of say about nine children who each experience the same things in life, yet one of them turns out gay? Does this mean being gay is something you are born with, or is it something that happens during life.
    No one has all the same experiences. You may have some that are the same as your brothers & sisters, but not all. Beyond that, not everyone reacts to the same event as someone else, even if all subjects are at the same event.

    Your example neither proves, nor disproves.
  7. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    15 Dec '06 16:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    There has been some research that each progressive child in a family is more likely to be gay. For example, the fifth child has a higher likelihood of being gay than the first four.
    This has been linked to the notion that "being gay" is linked to natural population control. The idea states that somehow, "nature" is able to tell how many kids a mother has had and somehow decides that she is producing too many offspring that can ideally be raised given food/shelter/water suppplies etc.

    In other words, if you're gay, you won't produce any kids and thereby reduce the strain on population growth and hence lower resource consumption.
  8. 15 Dec '06 17:12
    What is the point? Everyone has different experiences in life. Behavior is the important aspect. Some brother & sisters end up thieves, murders, drug addicts, and noble peace winners. Some behaviors are accepted in society, some are not.
  9. 15 Dec '06 17:20
    Originally posted by uzless
    This has been linked to the notion that "being gay" is linked to natural population control. The idea states that somehow, "nature" is able to tell how many kids a mother has had and somehow decides that she is producing too many offspring that can ideally be raised given food/shelter/water suppplies etc.

    In other words, if you're gay, you won't produce a ...[text shortened]... s and thereby reduce the strain on population growth and hence lower resource consumption.
    Thank you uzless.
  10. Standard member Merk
    Steamin transies
    15 Dec '06 17:43
    Originally posted by uzless
    This has been linked to the notion that "being gay" is linked to natural population control. The idea states that somehow, "nature" is able to tell how many kids a mother has had and somehow decides that she is producing too many offspring that can ideally be raised given food/shelter/water suppplies etc.

    In other words, if you're gay, you won't produce a ...[text shortened]... s and thereby reduce the strain on population growth and hence lower resource consumption.
    That's an interesting theory. Never heard it before. Makes some sense too. Doesn't look to have worked in China though. I guess it might be incomplete, but it could be a good starting point.
  11. 15 Dec '06 18:44
    Originally posted by Merk
    That's an interesting theory. Never heard it before. Makes some sense too. Doesn't look to have worked in China though. I guess it might be incomplete, but it could be a good starting point.
    There was an interesting experiment done in the 70s on rats called ratopolis. They basically put lots of rats in a small area with unlimited food resources, in an attempt to mimic current human conditions in a big city. Among other things, they noticed an increase in homosexual behaviour in the rats. Whether this applies to humans is hard to say, but homosexuality as a form of population control is an interesting idea.
  12. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    15 Dec '06 19:53
    Originally posted by Merk
    That's an interesting theory. Never heard it before. Makes some sense too. Doesn't look to have worked in China though. I guess it might be incomplete, but it could be a good starting point.
    Definitely doesn't explain all cases, but it seems plausable for many. Lends credence to the notion of "nature" causing homosexuality though.

    I'm sure the religious folks don't like this theory too much.
  13. Standard member Merk
    Steamin transies
    15 Dec '06 20:11
    Originally posted by uzless
    Definitely doesn't explain all cases, but it seems plausable for many. Lends credence to the notion of "nature" causing homosexuality though.

    I'm sure the religious folks don't like this theory too much.
    As a devout heterosexual I can honestly say that the ability for a guy to look at another guys ass and be attrated to it, is not something we can learn. No way THAT is an aquired taste!
  14. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    15 Dec '06 20:23
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    your backwards spelling of "NASTY" is wrong
  15. 15 Dec '06 20:45
    Originally posted by uzless
    your backwards spelling of "NASTY" is wrong
    It's as much backwards as it is forwards.