A homosexual has a slightly differently wired brain (anterior commissure part of the brain) from birth as new research suggests that in its structure/function interacts with the amygdala which influences emotions and so such a brain in a gay male veers more towards female emotions which in turn could influence their hormonal activity. There's also differences in the hypothalamus (from birth) between homosexuals and heterosexuals - a nuclei of the hypothalamus, INAH-3, reveals that heterosexual males have double the volume of both homosexual and female subjects. Testosterone levels in the embryonic stage could also play a factor in sexuality/sexual orientation. So, every study indicates that sexual orientation is inborn.<quoted text>
Joel---How did thousands of lower species manifest homosexuality?
HughBe--- They don't unless they are sick. This sickness could be because of chemical imbalance. In essence they would be SICK. As you know these lower lifeforms also have minds and I would think that they are also sick in their minds and this no doubt would be the result of a chemical imbalance.
As far as the erroneous old view of homosexuality being a mental disorder is concerned, well, let's analyze this flawed claim:
1) What is mind?
2) Is the mind the same as brain (neuronal activity)?
If mind = brain, then typical homosexual activities like habitual thoughts centered on same sex attraction and frequent indulgence in anal sex would certainly show up as "disordered" synaptic patterns in homosexual brains that significantly differ from the "ordered" heterosexual synaptic patterns in the pleasure centers of the brain. Had this been true, then, mental disorders like say for example schizophrenia and anti-social behavior would more likely show up in gays than is straight men. This is however not observed.
3) If the mind is independent of matter but causally inheres in brain, then, too, we would observe typical "disordered" synaptic patterns associated with homosexual behavior. This, too, is not observed in brain scans.
Since, homosexuals have brains that veer more towards female emotionality we conclude that homosexuality is inborn and is simply one of the many functional modes of sexuality that has its roots in embryonic development.