dmaiski Posted September 18, 2012 Share Posted September 18, 2012 (edited) what i am trying to get across is that there is more choice then there is direct genetics in the "gay gene" and any mental trait (like sexuality) will have a high environmental factor, thus searching for the "GAY GENE" is pointless, because the alleles that make up the "GAY GENE" probably don't code for homosexuality, but rather general sexual attraction, and arousal, or even more likely, stable mental states(ie. they keep you from going insane). if that is true(i have no idea) EVRYONE will have at least some "GAY GENES" and people who lack them will eithere be insane, or asexual. if you want to figure out what causes homosexuality, first work out how the brain works, only then, start working out the more specific things like what genes code [specifically] for homosexuality. we don't know how the brain works(not very well at least) so searching for specific mental traits without any clues will give very inaccurate results these results will then be misinterpreted, and we will have a mess that will need to be cleaned up at some point (this isn't speculation, we are already doing it for a lot of the genes that exist, where someone made a bad guess as to what a gene dose, never confirmed it, and it stuck throwing all subsequent studies off, wasting a lot of research grants in the process) what i mean by "gay gene" is the specific causative genetic agent(s) that result in a predisposition to homo/bi-sexual behaviour what i mean by specific, gene A controls promoter B which regulates signalling pathway C, which controls the development of D, resulting in E which makes you SIGNIFICANTLY more likely to be homo/bi-sexual, because E dose F differently to normal F which results in G being initiated incorrectly (i expect A-G to be known values, and how the system works explained) (till then all you are doing is speculating what genes may, or may not cause SOMETHING non-specific to happen that may or may not influence something else non-specific, that through some form of magic results in you being sexualy attracted to the same sex, through some unknown mechanism) in summary: i accept there is a genetic cause for everything, there has to be, we are made by our genes i accept that you can find these causes, isolate them, and figure out how they work i do not accept that you can say something works like this, if you dont know what "this" is there are simply too many unknowns about BASIC brain architecture, to even start going into the specific genetic mechanisms that cause specific subtypes of traits to summarise the summary: you do not know enough to make that association stick (means start crawling before you try to fly) Edited September 18, 2012 by dmaiski Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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