A recent UK poll from J. Is our sexuality really something genetically imposed on us that we have no control over? Hooker studied both homosexuals and heterosexuals—matched for age, intelligence, and education level. When I first said I chose to be gay, a queer American journalist challenged me to name the time and date of my choice. Your research suggests that there is often a familial pattern in homosexuality.
Michael Bailey, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University, conducted in the early s that found that homosexuality is largely biologically determined, not environmentally influenced.
Nature vs. Nurture: The Biology of Sexuality
If something is sexually genetic, then what makes incest wrong? Is our sexuality really something genetically imposed on us that we have no control over? Is sexuality purely the result of our biology? Almost 40 years since homosexuality was removed from the list of recognised mental disorders, scientists persist in searching for a "cause", refusing to consider whether sexuality and sexual desire could be social constructs, not biological or genetically determined. So why not encourage conversations about those other things?
Instead he found, after extensive scientific and legal analysis, that it was impossible to draw that conclusion. How then could they be rooted in our genome? Hooker studied both homosexuals and heterosexuals—matched for age, intelligence, and education level. You do not choose who you want to be friends with if the other person does not want to be your friend as well. What I found disturbing about the interview though was his assertion that he is a hard-core atheist.