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Doctors "Fire" Patients Who Refuse Vaccines For Their Chi...

So...you're agreeing? If you don't believe in mainstream medicine, and instead choose to believe in herbal alternatives that are not grounded in science, then you're free to leave the healthcare system altogether.  (Aug 21, 2012 | post #150)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

I'm surprised at how much of a minority we are on this thread; you know, us people who are against intolerance. It's good to see at least I'm not the only one that wants to live in a world of hate that is justified by religious indoctrination.  (Jul 27, 2012 | post #293)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

Morality comes from human reasoning, not from the teachings of a non-existent higher power. Looking to the Bible for morality is a convenient way of justifying one's immoral beliefs. Religion has the potential to be a great thing, and yet it gets abused much more often for the sake of bigotry and intolerance. I have many Christian friends and family members, many of whom use their religious teachings to love and respect other people, not to condemn and hate. If only that was the default position.  (Jul 27, 2012 | post #292)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

Yes, let's hold the Bible as the absolute guide to morality. Because, you know, historically, Christians have been such great, moral people.  (Jul 27, 2012 | post #290)

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Doctors "Fire" Patients Who Refuse Vaccines For Their Chi...

Where do those statistics come from?  (Jul 26, 2012 | post #114)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

Is the ultimate goal of the human race to continue propagating the species as efficiently as possible? Is that our main concern as a society?  (Jul 26, 2012 | post #252)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

HIV has been speculated to have been in the US population since the 60's (it was unknown at that time though).  (Jul 26, 2012 | post #251)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

You're wrong, and this claim doesn't even make sense. How could male-male anal intercourse have any higher risk than male-female anal intercourse? It's more about the behavior than the anatomy.  (Jul 26, 2012 | post #221)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

All I'm saying is that your ignorance of genetics is evident in your posts, so if you're trying to use genetics to back up your argument, you should do your research first. Again, a "weak argument" gene would not exists. A gene produces a protein. That protein influences many other things to produce an observable phenotype. In the case of behaviors and personality traits, many proteins are involved, and thus no single gene can be linked to any single element of human nature. Thus, there cannot be a single "gay" gene.  (Jul 26, 2012 | post #220)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

Charles Darwin said a lot of things that were proven incorrect.  (Jul 26, 2012 | post #216)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

I wasn't implying causation, merely correlation. Yes, many Christians are in fact bigots due to their chosen beliefs. Many Christians are not bigots, and are great people. Just because someone identifies with a particular group doesn't mean they automatically possess all the attributes of that group (I believe that's akin to the ecological fallacy).  (Jul 26, 2012 | post #186)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

If this were Facebook, I would hit "Like."  (Jul 26, 2012 | post #185)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

Yes, that's how genetics works. Very few genes achieve near a 100% penetrance within a population, meaning not everyone with the gene expresses it. Once again, there will never be a single gay gene, just as there is no single gene that codes for any kind of complex phenotype. Maybe learn a little bit about genetics before you try to talk about it.  (Jul 26, 2012 | post #173)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

This is exactly my point. The continued marginalization and stigmatization of a particular group of people leads to eventual segregation, and if you play your cards right, genocide.  (Jul 26, 2012 | post #170)

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Biology leaves gay men highly vulnerable to HIV

There is no "gay gene"; sexuality is a complex trait mediated by a variety of genes that interact in unpredictable ways. No ethics board would ever approve something like aborting gay fetuses. If we could detect more personal aspects of human nature through genetics, there would be a myriad of other problems to deal with as well. Do you want a stupid child? A weak child? This gets into the area of eugenics, which is of course highly controversial.  (Jul 26, 2012 | post #169)