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   Scientists claim that homosexuality is not genetic - but it arises in the womb. With helpful picture of completely acceptable lesbian couple

11 Dec 2012 04:05 PM   |   21774 clicks   |   io9
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Cythraul     
It's my mom's fault. She kept playing Barbara Streisand to me while I was still in the womb.

11 Dec 2012 03:18 PM
Lumpmoose     
So gays are born this way but we aren't conceived this way.

11 Dec 2012 03:32 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
So basically, it's all because of womb service?

11 Dec 2012 03:51 PM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
I've always thought it had something to do with the hormone level of the mother during pregnancy.

11 Dec 2012 04:09 PM
kvinesknows     
pfft.. one in front is fat
one in back has a horse face.

I wouldnt even watch these two go at it

\well at least not more then twice
\\three times

11 Dec 2012 04:09 PM
Gordian Cipher    [TotalFark]  
Good. Finding a 'gay gene' would just mean that some well-funded asshat would start working on a cure.

11 Dec 2012 04:09 PM
strapp3r     
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11 Dec 2012 04:10 PM
Odd Bird     

kvinesknows: pfft.. one in front is fat
one in back has a horse face.

I wouldnt even watch these two go at it

\well at least not more then twice
\\three times


OK, that got me to click....meh, I'll take horse face

11 Dec 2012 04:11 PM
Ow! That was my feelings!     

Gordian Cipher: Good. Finding a 'gay gene' would just mean that some well-funded asshat would start working on a cure.


Well, thank God for science.

11 Dec 2012 04:11 PM
cig-mkr     

kvinesknows: pfft.. one in front is fat
one in back has a horse face.

I wouldnt even watch these two go at it

\well at least not more then twice
\\three times


Would watch in person.

11 Dec 2012 04:11 PM
Buttknuckle     
I've noticed that, amongst my friends and I, that the amount of older brothers that you have seems like a common thread.

11 Dec 2012 04:11 PM
Amos Quito     

Cythraul: It's my mom's fault. She kept playing Barbara Streisand to me while I was still in the womb.



That could do it.

11 Dec 2012 04:12 PM
Cythraul     

Gordian Cipher: Good. Finding a 'gay gene' would just mean that some well-funded asshat would start working on a cure.


This is why there are / were no gay people in science fiction films and books set in the future. Think about it. Star Trek? No gay people. And why is that? I always just assumed they came up with a 'cure,' and gay people willingly took it, rather than be rejected by half of society.

11 Dec 2012 04:12 PM
Cythraul     

Buttknuckle: I've noticed that, amongst my friends and I, that the amount of older brothers that you have seems like a common thread.


I have two older brothers, one older sister.

11 Dec 2012 04:13 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
so basically it comes down to whether the pregnant woman watches SNL and finds it funny??

11 Dec 2012 04:13 PM
gingerjet     

Cythraul: It's my mom's fault. She kept playing Barbara Streisand to me while I was still in the womb.


I was born a month early so I can end having to listen to that shiat.

/same goes for Cher and Madonna

11 Dec 2012 04:13 PM
HailRobonia    [TotalFark]  

Gordian Cipher: Good. Finding a 'gay gene' would just mean that some well-funded asshat would start working on a cure.


If Western medicine can't find a cure, alternative medicine surely can. I suggest homo-opathy. If you take small doses of diluted gay you might just get cured! Failing that, surely crackupuncture or guyropraxy might help.

11 Dec 2012 04:13 PM
Cythraul     

gingerjet: Cythraul: It's my mom's fault. She kept playing Barbara Streisand to me while I was still in the womb.

I was born a month early so I can end having to listen to that shiat.

/same goes for Cher and Madonna


I was born a month and a half early.

11 Dec 2012 04:14 PM
tedthebellhopp     
Maybe the fundies will change their minds on abortion now.

11 Dec 2012 04:14 PM
Gordian Cipher    [TotalFark]  

Cythraul: Gordian Cipher: Good. Finding a 'gay gene' would just mean that some well-funded asshat would start working on a cure.

This is why there are / were no gay people in science fiction films and books set in the future. Think about it. Star Trek? No gay people. And why is that? I always just assumed they came up with a 'cure,' and gay people willingly took it, rather than be rejected by half of society.


At a press conference in 1989 announcing that Patrick Stewart had been cast as Captain Picard:

Reporter: Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century.
Gene Roddenberry: In the 24th century, they wouldn't care.

11 Dec 2012 04:14 PM
styckx    [TotalFark]  
Why is this even being studied? What's the purpose? What's the end game of it? More importantly who's sponsoring this shiat?

11 Dec 2012 04:15 PM
kvinesknows     

styckx: Why is this even being studied? What's the purpose? What's the end game of it? More importantly who's sponsoring this shiat?


to find the cure.

duh

11 Dec 2012 04:15 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  
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I will gladly help them play for the other team.

11 Dec 2012 04:16 PM
Gordian Cipher    [TotalFark]  
1987*

/dammit.

11 Dec 2012 04:16 PM
Cythraul     

Gordian Cipher: Cythraul: Gordian Cipher: Good. Finding a 'gay gene' would just mean that some well-funded asshat would start working on a cure.

This is why there are / were no gay people in science fiction films and books set in the future. Think about it. Star Trek? No gay people. And why is that? I always just assumed they came up with a 'cure,' and gay people willingly took it, rather than be rejected by half of society.

At a press conference in 1989 announcing that Patrick Stewart had been cast as Captain Picard:

Reporter: Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century.
Gene Roddenberry: In the 24th century, they wouldn't care.


I'm not sure what you're getting at here. There was a bald character on Star Trek: The Next Generation. There were no gay characters on TNG. There were characters who flirted with the issue, or topics of an ambiguous nature that implied homosexuality, but no gay characters.

Bald people were represented. Gay people? Not at all.

11 Dec 2012 04:17 PM
jeffreyh     
So... are there any gay hatched animals besides big bird?

11 Dec 2012 04:17 PM
SarahDiddle     

Cythraul: Buttknuckle: I've noticed that, amongst my friends and I, that the amount of older brothers that you have seems like a common thread.

I have two older brothers, one older sister.


I could swear I read a study somewhere that said something along the lines of the youngest son is the most likely to be gay. This is only if he has older brothers though, if he has older sisters only then there is apparently no effect. I think it has something to do with lowered levels of testosterone in the womb by the time the youngest son is there.

/epigenetics are pretty cool

11 Dec 2012 04:17 PM
xaratherus     
"Those who said that it's 'nature' - You're right. Those who said it's 'nurture' - you're right also. Those who said it's a choice - no, you're still assholes."

11 Dec 2012 04:17 PM
had98c     

styckx: Why is this even being studied? What's the purpose? What's the end game of it? More importantly who's sponsoring this shiat?


Whatever happened to knowledge is its own reward? We should be pursuing knowledge regardless of whether we like the results or not.

11 Dec 2012 04:17 PM
Smeggy Smurf     
How long till the queers start demanding abortion be illegal? The first kid to be aborted for being gay is going to be the catalyst for a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth.

11 Dec 2012 04:17 PM
d3     
I like to ask conservatives if they would be in favor of government regulation of industry if they learned the chemicals being put into products were turning people gay. It turns into a fun thought experiment until their heads explode.

11 Dec 2012 04:17 PM
Lumpmoose     

Buttknuckle: I've noticed that, amongst my friends and I, that the amount of older brothers that you have seems like a common thread.


That might be a thing. It makes sense for Darwinian selection. As a tribe/community reaches a certain number of children, you want a certain percentage to become childless adults that can help raise or adopt children of relatives. It increases the overall survival rate of the tribe.

11 Dec 2012 04:18 PM
Buttknuckle     

Cythraul: Buttknuckle: I've noticed that, amongst my friends and I, that the amount of older brothers that you have seems like a common thread.

I have two older brothers, one older sister.


Yeah, I have one of each. The only one who goes against this that I know of is my SO. He's the oldest of three boys.

11 Dec 2012 04:18 PM
Captain Darling     

Cythraul: Gordian Cipher: Good. Finding a 'gay gene' would just mean that some well-funded asshat would start working on a cure.

This is why there are / were no gay people in science fiction films and books set in the future. Think about it. Star Trek? No gay people. And why is that? I always just assumed they came up with a 'cure,' and gay people willingly took it, rather than be rejected by half of society.


I always assumed it was done involuntarily during one of those dark episodes of human history that Q kept bringing up.

11 Dec 2012 04:18 PM
dabbletech     

Cythraul: It's my mom's fault. She kept playing Barbara Streisand to me while I was still in the womb.


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Is hurt, but approves

11 Dec 2012 04:19 PM
gingerjet     

Cythraul: I'm not sure what you're getting at here. There was a bald character on Star Trek: The Next Generation. There were no gay characters on TNG. There were characters who flirted with the issue, or topics of an ambiguous nature that implied homosexuality, but no gay characters.

Bald people were represented. Gay people? Not at all.


Considering how awful TNG was - I don't consider the absence of a major gay character a bad thing.

/I also don't care

11 Dec 2012 04:19 PM
Cythraul     

SarahDiddle: Cythraul: Buttknuckle: I've noticed that, amongst my friends and I, that the amount of older brothers that you have seems like a common thread.

I have two older brothers, one older sister.

I could swear I read a study somewhere that said something along the lines of the youngest son is the most likely to be gay. This is only if he has older brothers though, if he has older sisters only then there is apparently no effect. I think it has something to do with lowered levels of testosterone in the womb by the time the youngest son is there.

/epigenetics are pretty cool


Does that affect the amount of testosterone produced by a gay man after birth? Because from what I've read, they produce the same amount as straight men.

/DRTFA

11 Dec 2012 04:19 PM
Kuta     
I wonder if stem cell research could "cure" this...

11 Dec 2012 04:20 PM
RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
Hey, remember when our ancestors laid eggs and the temperature of the nest would change the gender of the offspring?

11 Dec 2012 04:20 PM
HailRobonia    [TotalFark]  

Lumpmoose: That might be a thing. It makes sense for Darwinian selection. As a tribe/community reaches a certain number of children, you want a certain percentage to become childless adults that can help raise or adopt children of relatives. It increases the overall survival rate of the tribe.


I call that the "funny uncle hypothesis".

11 Dec 2012 04:20 PM
tricycleracer     

Cythraul: Star Trek? No gay people


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11 Dec 2012 04:20 PM
xaratherus     

SarahDiddle: Cythraul: Buttknuckle: I've noticed that, amongst my friends and I, that the amount of older brothers that you have seems like a common thread.

I have two older brothers, one older sister.

I could swear I read a study somewhere that said something along the lines of the youngest son is the most likely to be gay. This is only if he has older brothers though, if he has older sisters only then there is apparently no effect. I think it has something to do with lowered levels of testosterone in the womb by the time the youngest son is there.

/epigenetics are pretty cool


I have two half-siblings - both older sisters (one from my dad's first marriage, one from my mom's).

That said, your statement about levels of testosterone is interesting, as my half-sister from my mother's marriage (and the only sibling with whom I was raised) is somewhat masculine (although heterosexual) in build and attitude.

11 Dec 2012 04:20 PM
HailRobonia    [TotalFark]  

Captain Darling:
I always assumed it was done involuntarily during one of those dark episodes of human history that Q kept bringing up.


I thought all the gays got super powers and became the Q.

11 Dec 2012 04:21 PM
ThrobblefootSpectre     

Gordian Cipher: Good. Finding a 'gay gene' would just mean that some well-funded asshat would start working on a cure.


Actually hormone therapy during pregnancy would be a lot easier then some sort of gene therapy. Just pointing out this doesn't preclude preventative measures during conception and pregnancy, just because hardcoded genes aren't involved.

11 Dec 2012 04:21 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
"My first words, as I was being born... I looked up at my mother and said, 'that's the last time I'm going up one of those." - Stephen Fry

11 Dec 2012 04:21 PM
Cythraul     

RexTalionis: Hey, remember when our ancestors laid eggs and the temperature of the nest would change the gender of the offspring?


Yeah, those were the good ol' days. You kids get off of my egg clutch!

11 Dec 2012 04:21 PM
vodka     
Girl in front reminds me of Tina Majorino (aka "Molly" the science vamp chick).

11 Dec 2012 04:22 PM
jfivealive     
Just another thing to blame on women

11 Dec 2012 04:22 PM
burndtdan     

Cythraul: Gordian Cipher: Good. Finding a 'gay gene' would just mean that some well-funded asshat would start working on a cure.

This is why there are / were no gay people in science fiction films and books set in the future. Think about it. Star Trek? No gay people. And why is that? I always just assumed they came up with a 'cure,' and gay people willingly took it, rather than be rejected by half of society.


Probably more that science fiction is an imagined future, seen inevitably through the lens of the present, and shaped by what is seen as normal in the present or what the author knows in his life.

In old science fiction, there weren't a lot of black people. I don't think they believed they'd find a cure for being black, they just didn't know a lot of black people when writing it.

11 Dec 2012 04:22 PM
HailRobonia    [TotalFark]  

Cythraul: RexTalionis: Hey, remember when our ancestors laid eggs and the temperature of the nest would change the gender of the offspring?

Yeah, those were the good ol' days. You kids get off of my egg clutch!


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