Re: virus: Andro-homo-gynes
Richard Aynesworthy (email@example.com)
Tue, 4 May 1999 09:12:59 -0400 (EDT)
...this whole discussion about the genetic basis for homosexuality
and sexual preference in general has me a bit worried. Granted that
genetics establish the default conditions for the corpus, associating
complex sociological/transpersonal phenomena with simple allele
conditions is like trying to use calculus to explain how a tree grows
- mendelian genetics (and derived advances) are illustrative, not
descriptive: they form an analogy to the workings of the process and
demonstrate a simplified set of relations.
...besides, you people keep missing the whole point: homosexuality
can be fun. Sometimes, people do things just because they like it.
>>I still think it's absurd to say
>>that by wiping out homophobia, you're effectively wiping out
> homosexuality. >That makes it seem like a "fad" or something,
> which it is not.
> Well, I did not, and will never, understand the maths there, but,
> so far, the supposed genetic basis to homosexuality remains
> unfound, the first hints at it (hailed loudly by the gay
> alliances) disproved, and the maths used in Gatherer's example
> showed a decrease when the taboo was lifted, yes, but not an
> It may very well be a fad, in as much as it is a non-requirement of
> reproduction and a by-product of pleasure, (I'd be willing to say,
> right now, that that is what lesbianism is...), albeit a
> historically continuing one, or at best and foot-first a function
> of sexuality in general, but it does more seem to be cultural than
> biologic. So far....
> - Wade
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