reply to post by wiser3
Homosexuals have been around since the begnning of time
You're not serious, are you?
reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
In all seriousness, Homosexuality is not Genetic...
There are many QUITE COMPELLING reasons to understand why Homosexuality is not Genetic...
First and foremost, homosexuality is not hereditary.
I.E. Just because the parents are homosexual, or heterosexual, does not necessarily indicate the sexual predilection of the offspring.
Homosexuality is developmental, in that certain environmental chemicals introduced to a developing fetus will cause the hormone levels to be altered,
and the body and nervous system to develop along the lines of the opposite sex.
Indications of such, is brain scans that indicate that the Brains of homosexual people are structurally more similar to the heterosexual brains of the
opposite sex, as opposed to similar to heterosexuals of the same sex.
I.E. a Gay man has a brain that is closer to a straight females brain, than a straight male's brain.
And this is why Homosexuality occurs, despite their being a clear genetic disadvantage (i.e. reproduction) to being homosexual.
Because homosexuality is not Genetic, it is the result of chemical (hormonal) imbalances during gestation of the fetus.
And the reason for this, is due to how the body develops while gestating.
All vertebrate embryos start out hormonally as female.... then, once the testes develop(in males), they begin introducing testosterone into the
fetus, and these hormones alter genetic expression in the cells of the growing fetus.
If phytoestrogens (estrogen mimicking chemicals) are present in relatively large amounts in the fetus during gestation, some of the male traits can be
I.E. the neural connections that differentiate male and female brains.
This is something that is to be expected in small quantities in earlier civilizations, especially those with any permanent settlements... due to
chemicals in the urine leeching into the water table, as well as other environmental estrogen mimicking chemicals.
Therefore, homosexuality is mainly a symptom of hormonal imbalance during fetal development.
edit on 13-2-2013 by ErtaiNaGia because: (no