Jump to content

Gay men and straight women have similar brains


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 166
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

So are they saying that more gays are left handed than straights? Hmmm. I'd like to see more research on this. In my experience, and I've stated this elsewhere here, IMHO identical twins often have mirror images of each other. One is mathematical/mechanical and one is creative/musical; one is right handed and one is left handed; one is straight and one is gay; etc. I am still not convinced of etiologies for nature/nurture. Parenting/modeling/identification are just as possible sources as direct biological/hormonal influences in utero. The jury is still out.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Chop their right hands off, then they'd soon be left-handed.

 

Don't you mean, one-handed?

 

Er, no.

You're not wrong, ever since I lost the use of my left hand I've been right-handed.

Link to post
Share on other sites
More than that. It was an admittedly witty allusion to the possibility that predilections can be influenced by environment.

 

Pearls before swine, I know.

 

One thing you didn't mention yet is the possibility that most of the participants were being controlled externally.

 

Mad20Max.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have no interest in reading ten pages of this but I read the first two so pardon if I'm merely repeating what others pointed out in later pages:

 

1. Wilfrid is absolutely right that its standard in studies of this nature to give questionnaires assessing participants on the Kinsey scale. if you want to ensure that your participants are exclusively heterosexual or exclusively homosexual..then you simply use people with those Kinsey coefficients. simple. rather than look at self-reported identity, you look at behavior. much simpler and more accurate.

 

2. I have no clue as to the validity of this particular study...but there are preexisting MRI-based studies finding similarities between the brains of homosexual men and heterosexual women.

 

3. nature and nurture don't just come down to genes and childhood environment, many researchers into sexual orientation believe that the hormonal interaction of the fetus and mother also play a role.

 

4. if one identical twin is homosexual, the odds of the other identical twin being homosexual is 25%. that's much higher than random but hardly indicative of complete determination either by genes or the womb environment. but it does indicate that either/both are substantial factors.

 

5. left-handedness correlates with all sorts of non-majority human traits.

Link to post
Share on other sites
So are they saying that more gays are left handed than straights? Hmmm. I'd like to see more research on this. In my experience, and I've stated this elsewhere here, IMHO identical twins often have mirror images of each other. One is mathematical/mechanical and one is creative/musical; one is right handed and one is left handed; one is straight and one is gay; etc. I am still not convinced of etiologies for nature/nurture. Parenting/modeling/identification are just as possible sources as direct biological/hormonal influences in utero. The jury is still out.

 

 

the giant Minnesota twins study indicates that you're completely wrong. identical twins are much more like each other than fraternal twins or mere siblings.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...