Which suggests a genetic cause.All of the above refers to your not understanding the differences between male and female homosexuality and the phrase "Lesbian Until Graduation".
"LUG" is a term coined by "real" lesbians in college to refer to the common practice of girls becoming lesbians while at school and dropping it after school.
While there certainly is a core group of 100% lesbians, there is a much larger group of "lesbians for the time being".
There is no equivalent term among males in college because there isn't an equivalent situation. Some males may come to school identifying themselves as straight up to the point where they come out of the closet.
However, there isn't a wave of "I'm going to be gay to be alternative" guys. It just doesn't happen.
Irrelevant for our discussion. I can't imagine why you brouth it up.
Gays are gay. It's not a phase. It's a condition from birth.
No, you were not. You were incorrect and you just don't want to admit it.I was simplifying for effect.
Humans do not reproduce by female parthenogenesis. You can't calculate the odds without considering the equal participation of the father. Your calculation is incorrect.Unless the mother is carrying 2 copies of the allele, she has a 50% chance of passing it along.
The kid has a 50% change, therefore of getting one copy of it. Which gives him a 50% chance of passing it to his child.
What about the fathers contribution? What if the father is 123a/123b? You are incorrect.For sake of argument, we'll call the gene which can code for this issue "123" and it has sub-alleles of a (causes homosexuality under the right condition) and b (doesn't cause homosexuality under any condition).
The mother has
The father has
I get it. But you still don't.Get it?
No, I don't assume that. Dis I say that? No, I didn't.You're assuming that all version of the gene have the same effect. There's no reason to believe that.
Theoreticaly you can. We just do not have the technology yet. But there are other ways to control the expression of a gene. Diabetes is a good example. You just inject the protein the gene would produce. Another way is pre-natal testing. Women could choose abortion. Please understand I do not support any of these methods of "curing" homosexuality but they exist in the realm of possibility.You can't cure the homosexual by retroactively removing the suspect allele from his mother AFTER his birth.
That is just speculation. You have no evidence that would be the case. Going back to our hypothetical scenario, which as I have been explaining is supported by the available data, the "gay gene" is a necessary condition for male homosexuality. Whithout the "gay gene" the environmental/womb conditions would not cause homosexuality. That is our best hypothesis.It's not a genetic condition in the homosexuals themselves. He could be carrying TWO copies of the NON-homosexual allele which he would pass on to his children. He would STILL be gay because of the conditions in the womb.