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    Default Identical Twin Studies Prove Homosexuality is NOT Genetic

    Eight major studies of identical twins in Australia, the U.S., and Scandinavia during the last two decades all arrive at the same conclusion: gays were not born that way.

    “At best genetics is a minor factor,” says Dr. Neil Whitehead, PhD. Whitehead worked for the New Zealand government as a scientific researcher for 24 years, then spent four years working for the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency. Most recently, he serves as a consultant to Japanese universities about the effects of radiation exposure. His PhD is in biochemistry and statistics.



    Identical twins have the same genes or DNA. They are nurtured in equal prenatal conditions. If homosexuality is caused by genetics or prenatal conditions and one twin is gay, the co-twin should also be gay.

    “Because they have identical DNA, it ought to be 100%,” Dr. Whitehead notes. But the studies reveal something else. “If an identical twin has same-sex attraction the chances the co-twin has it are only about 11% for men and 14% for women.”

    Because identical twins are always genetically identical, homosexuality cannot be genetically dictated. “No-one is born gay,” he notes. “The predominant things that create homosexuality in one identical twin and not in the other have to be post-birth factors.”

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    This is an interesting study by Dr. Neil Whitehead, PhD. Could the born gay crowd be wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Right Wing View Post
    Eight major studies of identical twins in Australia, the U.S., and Scandinavia during the last two decades all arrive at the same conclusion: gays were not born that way.

    “At best genetics is a minor factor,” says Dr. Neil Whitehead, PhD. Whitehead worked for the New Zealand government as a scientific researcher for 24 years, then spent four years working for the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency. Most recently, he serves as a consultant to Japanese universities about the effects of radiation exposure. His PhD is in biochemistry and statistics.



    Identical twins have the same genes or DNA. They are nurtured in equal prenatal conditions. If homosexuality is caused by genetics or prenatal conditions and one twin is gay, the co-twin should also be gay.

    “Because they have identical DNA, it ought to be 100%,” Dr. Whitehead notes. But the studies reveal something else. “If an identical twin has same-sex attraction the chances the co-twin has it are only about 11% for men and 14% for women.”

    Because identical twins are always genetically identical, homosexuality cannot be genetically dictated. “No-one is born gay,” he notes. “The predominant things that create homosexuality in one identical twin and not in the other have to be post-birth factors.”

    READ MORE: http://www.hollanddavis.com/?p=3647

    This is an interesting study by Dr. Neil Whitehead, PhD. Could the born gay crowd be wrong?
    ok but then no one is born hetero sexual and being hetero sexual is not genetic and being hetero sexual or homosexual is still not a choice so what's it all matter?
    Strangely people find it harder to read your posts the less they like your message
    But post something they would like and you can get through to them all most every time

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    I'd like to see some research as to why Christian right-wingers are so obsessed with homosexuality anyway.

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    Does it really matter whether or not its a choice?
    I am a centrist moderate social libertarian.

    Left: 0.27, Libertarian: 2.04

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrogynousMale View Post
    Does it really matter whether or not its a choice?
    It does to conservatives, as they're in denial they like to think that they can 'choose' to be straight. I don't see why it matters so much whether it's a choice, it's not like homosexuality is a bad thing.

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    Then please explain why identical twins both sharing DNA, environment, nurturing etc,, one will excel in academia and the other won't. I know of two personal cases.
    "The eagle watches from the mountain.
    As the warriors turn into fools.
    And the dice are thrown on sacred ground.
    And they move closer to the truth"

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    Good point.

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    I tried very hard to be a bisexual but it is not possible , i am strictly a hetero it may not be genetic but it is not a choice either.
    So what is left to examine ?
    dysiga lēasere āstingan mec

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    I just like to think that maybe this scientific study forgot to study the regard of Fraternal Twins...

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    Whitehead is a member of the discredited group NARTH (National Organization for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality). No one in the scientific community takes that organization seriously because it pushes "reparative therapy" - the false notion that homosexuality is a condition which can be changed. Since this is a highly discredited approach and shows a huge failure rate I don't think I am going to trust NARTH reports until I get a better look at the study. But here is the think, I am comfortable with the no gay gene hypothesis because genes aren't the final answer to things. However to suggest genetics doesn't play a role is stupid. But one can have a genetic predisposition to something and environmental factors can play a role about the genetic expression. For examples, alcoholism is genetic, but if you never have any ever you will never suffer from alcoholism. Some with high visual/spacial acuity due to genetics will not be a great painter of perspective if they grow up and die in a dense rain forest. But here is the thing, genes have tenders and they might be what is at play here.

    Look here: http://sourcefednews.com/theres-no-g...ys-scientists/ read the link to the study and then get back to the discussion. Could be interesting.
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