Re: Disorders (Was: Re: Are guns extropian?)

Bradley Felton (
Sat, 11 Jul 1998 11:56:48 -0500

At 01:49 PM 7/11/98 +0200, den Otter wrote:
>Strictly speaking homosexuality *is* of course a mental/genetic
>disorder/abnormality (it's a glitch that prevents reproduction). The
>important point is, however, whether it is a "bad" disorder, being
>harmful to the carrier and/or society.

Speaking even more strictly, the discovery of genes associated with male homosexuality means that it is not a genetic glitch that prevents reproduction. The glitch that prevents reproduction seems to be a modern memetic one, which encourages gays to "come out of the closet" instead of trying to "act normally" by having girlfriends, marrying, etc.

-Bradley Felton