Brain researcher claims smoking while...

Brain researcher claims smoking while pregnant may lead to gay babies

There are 29 comments on the KRMG-AM Tulsa story from Jan 21, 2014, titled Brain researcher claims smoking while pregnant may lead to gay babies. In it, KRMG-AM Tulsa reports that:

He belives drinking, living in polluted areas, and taking drugs are also indicators of a child's health and sexual preference.

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#1 Jan 21, 2014
Lysenkoism.

“Equality First”

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#2 Jan 21, 2014
OH, puleeeze!

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#7 Jan 21, 2014
I wonder what this researcher was smoking? Evidently his mother drank heavily while she was pregnant.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#8 Jan 21, 2014
What caused all the homosexuality in the centuries BEFORE tobacco was introduced to Europe? I know there's a phrase that refers to the causality thing; I just can't recall it this morning. He may as well try to link every other incidence of birth to pollution or smoking or drinking. It is a ludicrous hypothesis and I'm embarrassed for him that he has put it forth.
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jan 21, 2014
I don't know how this would work. I can see an argument that likelihood of being transgender in physical male babies could have something to do with stresses during pregnancy as all fetuses basically start out as female and then the males ones change as the hormones kick in. But I don't see the connection with lesbianism or bisexuality.

Since: Sep 10

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#10 Jan 21, 2014
The only true think you can say about women who smoke while pregnant is that they are selfish fuckwits and child abusers.

As for why children become pregnant during pregnancy, it's not the pregnancy of the gay child that matters, it's the pregnancy of the earlier children. For anyone who doubts that, go educate yourself on RH factors and what happens in multiple pregnancies. Women's bodies change every time they get pregnant.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-173...

> Boys with big brothers more likely to be gay
>
>
> Boys with older brothers are more likely to be
> homosexual than those with sisters, younger
> brothers or no siblings at all, according to
> research. Gay men had more older brothers, on
> average, than straight men, a study has found.
>
> For every older brother a man has, the chances
> of him being gay increases by 33 per cent.
> However, the researchers think their findings
> are linked to what happens in the womb, rather
> than the effects of growing up among older boys.
>
> [...]
>
> Canadian psychologist Ray Blanchard...studied
> the family backgrounds of 302 gay men and the
> same number of straight men. All were white
> and none were twins, he told the journal New
> Scientist. The gay men, had, on average, 1.32
> older brothers compared to heterosexual men,
> who had an average of 0.96 older brothers.
> There was virtually no difference in numbers
> of other siblings - suggesting there is no
> truth in the theory that a lone boy with lots
> of sisters is more likely to grow up gay.
>
>
> Dr Blanchard, of the Centre of Addiction and
> Mental Health in Toronto, said he initially
> thought the idea that being gay was more likely
> if a man had older brothers seemed 'absurd,
> egregious pseudoscience'. But his studies
> showed those with an average of 2.5 older
> brothers were twice as likely to be gay as
> those with no older brothers. Those with four
> older brothers were three times as likely.
>
> His research was backed up by John Manning at
> the University of Central Lancashire in
> Preston, who said:'It's one of the few
> reliable correlates of homosexuality that I
> know of.' The exact cause of the link is
> unknown. But Dr Blanchard said a mother's body
> changes every time she gives birth to more
> than one son. Second, third and subsequent
> unborn male babies in the womb are exposed to
> more testosterone...There are also higher
> levels of antibodies in the womb for
> subsequent sons which could affect the
> orientation of the brain.
>
> [...]
>
> Dr Blanchard said, however:'The theory that
> early childhood experiences lead to
> homosexuality has had 100 years and its
> supporters have come up with zip.'
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Jan 21, 2014
Christaliban wrote:
Has anyone informed the closet case trolls and deranged fundamentalists that the entire premise of this "research" does away with the "lifestyle choice" trope?
Oh, they don't know what "trope" means? That's going to be another stumbling block, then.
Bwaaaaa haha!
.
Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations
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Our trolls are so spacy; they Stop in the Middle of Sex AND LEAVE to get another bag of cheetos and a beer at the Shop n' Fart
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As the Queen once said; "their minds are completely hollow inside"
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#13 Jan 21, 2014
Truth wrote:
I don't know how this would work. I can see an argument that likelihood of being transgender in physical male babies could have something to do with stresses during pregnancy as all fetuses basically start out as female and then the males ones change as the hormones kick in. But I don't see the connection with lesbianism or bisexuality.
Here is the rock-bottom simplest approach:
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A baby inherits either it's mother's sexual orientation; *OR* it's father's sexual orientation; *OR* a combination of both parent's sexual orientations

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#14 Jan 21, 2014
Christaliban wrote:
Has anyone informed the closet case trolls and deranged fundamentalists that the entire premise of this "research" does away with the "lifestyle choice" trope?
Oh, they don't know what "trope" means? That's going to be another stumbling block, then.
Good post. Nicely said. Good point.

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#15 Jan 21, 2014
canser suxs peter wrote:
He's saying homosexuality is a birth defect. So true.
I hope you post under canser suxs peter in the Homosexuality and the Bible thread.
Larry

Mesquite, TX

#16 Jan 21, 2014
canser suxs peter wrote:
He's saying homosexuality is a birth defect. So true.
I am sure that with a little luck you could find help to curb your desires to be gay looking.
Best of luck to you

“Equality marches on! ”

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#17 Jan 21, 2014
canser suxs peter wrote:
He's saying homosexuality is a birth defect. So true.
Speak for yourself! You can consider your same sex attraction as a defect, but I chose to consider it a part of my design.

Since: Oct 10

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#18 Jan 21, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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He didn't say that
.
YOU said that
He's just confused because he sees a birth defect every time his lover/mother drags out his baby pictures.

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#21 Jan 21, 2014
Wow, Freak from PA, I don't know who or what frucked you up to make you such an angry/bitter/obsessed little troll. Man, go seek some therapy because you are going to be the next gunman we read about taking lives at a movie complex, shopping mall, or restaurant.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#23 Jan 21, 2014
This from Oklahoma---what else would you expect from "THAT" state?

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#24 Jan 21, 2014
Christaliban wrote:
<quoted text> ... flawed premise of examining "what causes homosexuality" rather than "what causes sexual orientation." ...
You are the first poster that I've seen on these threads who has caught that one.

Kudos !

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#25 Jan 21, 2014
Christaliban wrote:
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Next? Why do you just assume not previous?
He's deleted.As insignificant here as he is out in the world. Explains the rants!

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#39 Jan 22, 2014
Christaliban wrote:
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Oh, right, that was your observation.
Except I and others have been noting that for years, both here and on other sites.
Well you need to YELL sonny. At my age I'm rather hard of seeing.
BuckOfama

Temple Hills, MD

#40 Jan 22, 2014
This is almost as funny as Oral Roberts(?) claim that watching Barney would make children gay.
BuckOfama

Temple Hills, MD

#43 Jan 22, 2014
Freedom Rings wrote:
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You being a fagg@t would definitely deny it since you're mentally ill.
Awww you are so cute when being your normal ignorant bigoted uneducated self. I'm married to a beautiful dark skinned SE Asian woman you dumb ignorant fcuk.

It is obvious who the mentally ill is Skippy. And I suggest you seek immediate psychiatric care.

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