Re: genetic Extropians!!!

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Oct 07 2000 - 01:43:54 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 08:25 PM 6/10/00 -0700, Spike wrote:
> >I submit this notion:
> >that there is some yet unknown mechanical/genetic explanation for
> >homosexuality that is a completely random event. It comes from inheriting
> >the genital configuration from one parent and the sexual orientation
> >from the other, and that the probability of this is about 5% regardless
> >of other factors. [...] It
> >must be something genetic, decided at the moment of conception.
> My sense is that (to the extent it's not a matter of choice and local
> prejudice) it's a developmental effect. It has been suggested that
> upregulated cortisol titers in mothers, due to stress environments during
> pregnancy, might serve as a trigger. Dunno the details, though.

All kinds of things have been suggested. So far none have panned out.

- samantha

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