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Postby b_d_41501 » Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:08 pm

This is a tough question to leave religious and societal views out of. lol. But, you can bring at least some biological info into your arguments :D
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Postby b_d_41501 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:37 pm

"usual, typical, or Expected".........--Longman Dictionary of American English


Kind of a weak definition. "according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle b : conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern" http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary[/img]
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Postby mith » Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:08 pm

Are you thinking maybe majority?
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Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
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Postby James » Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:36 pm

One could say that the majority of people don't have a very high IQ, but high IQs are desirable, and thus tolerated. Homosexuality is almost tolerated nowadays.
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Postby biostudent84 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:32 pm

James wrote:One could say that the majority of people don't have a very high IQ, but high IQs are desirable, and thus tolerated. Homosexuality is almost tolerated nowadays.


Not in the southern US, I can tell you that...not many minorities are tolerated here. Le sigh. I am a catholic down here, and tend to be ignored by many when I mention this.
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Postby b_d_41501 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:25 pm

Yes, this is true. I live in the Appalachians as well. Things that aren't "normal" tend to not be tolerated whatsoever.
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Postby James » Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:27 pm

The spread of AIDS in homosexuals can be prevented through education, this is what should be concentrated on, not whether homosexuality is right or wrong.
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:59 pm

Because homosexuality is a choise. And humans have the right to a choice(No, i am not a homosexual 8) ) There are a lot of human right organisation that fight for the right of homosexual individuals, so, as James said, education is a much better target
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Postby 2810712 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:33 pm

Homosexuality may have some genetic basis and also, an essential environmental cause. I've seen a doc.film on discovery on homosexual-animals [ i mean not humans].
There are many animals in African grasslands that show homosexuality , there might be any sexual abuse here, but the possibility of hormonal changes and other sexually affecting changes due to environmental as well as genetic factors [ getting some genes on or off etc] which would result in the abnormality in the developement of brain.
This may happen even in the fetal stage . But not completely , of course.

AN EXAMPLE OF PLANNED HOMOSEXUALITY[ from the doc. film].-There are male ducks that are homosexual and their duck partners are bisexuals. And these homosexual-ducks help them grow their offsprings better there by increasing the chances of survival of the progeny.!!!

This appears to be planned homosexuality and in comparison with poppulation without homosexual ducks , this poppulation has some selective advantages , from natural selection pt. of view.
For humans, the need to lessen the reproduction rate , such things may occur. But as in that poppulation of ducks male-homosexuality was considerably dominant over female homosexuality that change the reproduction rates t o a lesser extent than if the % of male and female homosexual were to be same [ ducks don't expect the reduction of reproduction] .

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Postby ProStoY_PatSaN » Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:48 am

just a question

don't some animals have the same mental or emotional disorders as humans?
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Postby Chris4 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:08 am

ProStoY_PatSaN wrote:just a question

don't some animals have the same mental or emotional disorders as humans?


I guess chimps and monkeys may do. and some other animals. :?
Do some animals go crazy and hear voices and end up killing each other? Thats a serious question btw, if anyone knows? :P
It's always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's just hilarious.
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Postby blwibwib » Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:14 pm

I don't know about hearing voices, but under certain stress conditions monkeys can go very odd. there were a bunch of pretty cruel behavioural experiments done by Margaret and Harry Harlow into social deprivation in rhesus monkeys. they took baby monkeys away from their mothers and all other monkeys and gave them a 'surrogate' mother, usually made out of chicken wire with some sacking wrapped round it. these baby monkeys went fairly crazy, sitting in the corners of their cages, rocking backwards and forwards, even biting themselves. sounds crazy to me!

btw these weren't recent experiments, they were done quite a long time ago, when people didn't care very much about the monkeys.
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