Re: Do non-U.S. Christians say "God Bless America?"

From: RFaussette@aol.com
Date: Fri May 30 2003 - 09:55:34 EDT

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    In a message dated 5/29/03 1:50:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
    alexanian@uncw.edu writes:

    > http://www.time.com/time/magazine/printout/0,8816,454451,00.html
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    From the article:

    Homosexuality
    Ray Blanchard at the University of Toronto has found that gay men are more
    likely than either lesbians or heterosexual men to have older brothers (but not
    older sisters). He has since confirmed this observation in 14 samples from
    many places. Something about occupying a womb that has held other boys
    occasionally results in reduced birth weight, a larger placenta and a greater
    probability of homosexuality. That something, Blanchard suspects, is an immune reaction
    in the mother, primed by the first male fetus, that grows stronger with each
    male pregnancy. Perhaps the immune response affects the expression of key genes
    during brain development in a way that boosts a boy's attraction to his own
    sex. Such an explanation would not hold true for all gay men, but it might
    provide important clues into the origins of both homosexuality and
    heterosexuality.
        
    I think you can safely conclude from ridley's, "more likely","something
    about","that something","suspects","perhaps","would not hold true for all","might
    provide important clues,"
    that this is a liberal partisan piece, not necessarily science. Note the
    reference in the full text to freud (discredited) and Boaz (with Mead debunked).

    rich



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