some fruitcup named "club pride" sends this in an "are gays wrong" chatroom i created. i created the chatroom to advertise my website - knowing that i'd be the only one in the room for most of the day, i mentioned it in my profile. yeah, i got about 300 hits that day. anyway, i got home and, though i thought i was through with homosexual faultfinding, i took club pride's chatting as a "touche". the white that follows is his chat, the yellow is my rebuttal.
ps: let's not forget how gays' "pride" is but an act of overcompensation
release 6pm est thursday, 15 july 1993 summary of "a linkage
between dna markers on the x chromosome and male sexual
orientation," by dean hamer, stella hu, victoria magnuson, nan
hu, and angela pattatucci at the national cancer institute, nih,
in bethesda md.
dna markers link male homosexuality to x chromosome:
researchers at the national institute of health
have used pedigree analysis and family dna linkage studies to
identify a region on the x chromosome that may be linked to
sexual orientation in a selected group of homosexual males.
(dare they say "men")
this analysis constitutes the first step toward mapping and iso-
lating a genetic locus which may influence sexual orientation
within a certain subset of male homosexuals. to examine the
inheritance pattern of homosexuality, the authors queried 114
homosexual male (ahem) volunteers about the sexual orientation of
their fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, and male cousins. after
assessing the reliability of this information, the authors assembled
pedigree charts indicating that the men's brothers, maternal uncles,
and maternal cousins had a significantly higher probability of being
gay than would be expected, given the incidence of
homosexuality in the general population (estimated as 2%.) at the
same time, fathers and paternally related relatives had rates
lower than or equal to the general incidence rate. one explanation
for maternal transmission of a trait expressed in males would be
linkage to the x chromosome, which every male inherits form his
mother. to look for a region that might contain a gene sequence
that increases an individual's probability of being a homosexual,
the authors used 22 dna markers to scan the x chromosomes
of 40 pairs of homosexual brothers. they found that 64% of the
sibling pairs tested had a cluster of five identical markers within
a discrete region on the tip of the long arm of the x chromosome.
this region, called xq28, is approximately 4 million base pairs
long, and is large enough to contain several hundred genes.
identification of an individual gene that might predispose certain
males toward homosexuality will require further linkage analysis
to narrow the target chromosomal region or complete sequencing
of the region. "once a specific gene has been identified," say the
authors, "we can find out where and when it is expressed, and
how it ultimately contributes to development and function in
homosexuals and heterosexuals.
this orwellian mind-control garbage is getting old. do you not know yourself, mr. club pride? do you not know why masculinity holds your interest as much as it does? why are you trying to, as thomas dolby once said, blind me with science? speculative science, at that. back