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    Default Scientists 'discover' gay gene

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/us-...-1226827773894

    Thoughts? My first thought was 'finally!', then I started to fear for the implications of such a discovery...

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    That scares me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    For the non clickers, I don't like possible ramifications of this discovery -

    “Although this could one day lead to a pre-natal test for male sexual orientation, it would not be very accurate, as there are other factors that can influence the outcome,” he said.
    “Clearly parents should not be allowed to torture or kill babies. But they can currently choose to terminate a pregnancy early on, so they should be allowed to have as much information on the future child as possible.”
    I agree COC it's going to seem like homosexuality is a disease when it isn't... What is wrong with these people!

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    Why is this even being researched? Can't they spend the money and time on something life saving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rach87 View Post
    Why is this even being researched? Can't they spend the money and time on something life saving?
    My exact thought actually.

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    Who funds this s**t? Absolute waste of time IMHO.

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    Hhmmn not sure how I feel about this. It has the potential for good but also the potential to do soooo much damage.

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    Finding out its biological is great especially for people living their lives being told they have a "choice".

    Using it in prenatal testing is not great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rach87 View Post
    Why is this even being researched? Can't they spend the money and time on something life saving?
    I guess you could argue that it in some cultures it could be regarded as life saving... In cultures where homosexuality is regarded as a sinful choice punishable by death, then if it were to be accepted that people were born this way, perhaps that culture would change somewhat? I don't think it's very likely, true, but it could bring about some big changes in the world if accepted as fact.

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    Maybe one day, they will also discover the intolerance gene and parents can test for that instead....

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