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Nature versus Nurture: Is homosexuality learned or genetic?


Asked by jessflynn at 1:08 AM on Dec. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • GENETIC. No one CHOOSES this.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:49 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • learned

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 1:11 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • I think nurture triggers some kind of underlying condition.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:17 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Its genetic. I dont know why its still a question.

    Answer by sugahmamma at 1:50 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • There is one brain part, called the anterior commisure, that's bigger in gay men's brains than in those of heterosexual males. It connects two structures together. The amygdala on each side of the brain. The amygdala effects emotion right side fear for example left side love for example. The amygdala does an important kind of recognition, too. It recognizes other people, or more importantly, how they're feeling. It responds to facial expressions, tones of voice,etc. etc. It is believed to also help decide who you are attracted to. It is being labeled as a genetic defect in the brain.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 2:20 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Why does it have to be either / or !!!! Couldnt it be a combination ? or vary from person to person ?
    I think there is definately an element of nuture for some !!! but maybe not all !!!

    Answer by zanzeebeel at 4:53 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • genetic mostly.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:06 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • For the majority of people it is genetic. However, there are a few who choose it. It sounds odd but is true.

    Answer by purpleducky at 9:12 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • genetic.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 9:35 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Genetic for the most part.

    Answer by MunchMunch at 9:41 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

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