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« Reply #75 on: December 15, 2009, 10:43:13 pm »
Yes, that was something I had not considered.  It is duly noted now.
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« Reply #76 on: December 15, 2009, 11:15:24 pm »
I don't think viewing homosexuality as a genetic mistake makes you a homophobe,  you neither fear nor dislike gay people.  On the other hand it is awfully rude.  

As an example, I view blue eyes as a genetic mistake.

I thought it was green.

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« Reply #77 on: December 15, 2009, 11:48:35 pm »
There's a thorough round-up of most of the ideas on gay genes in this big article: http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/born-gay

Here's one bit:
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Possible explanations abound, but an ingenious one was recently put to the test. Perhaps, the theory goes, some genes, when found in men, make them more likely to be gay and when found in women make them more likely to have children. (“Fecund” is the word the researchers use.) The increased number of grandchildren that a parent might have through such a superfertile daughter would offset whatever loss of genetic posterity comes from having a gay son.

Oh and speaking as a rampant homosexual, I have no problem with being called a genetic mistake. Most humans are. Hell, if I understand evolution, most organisms are.
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« Reply #78 on: December 16, 2009, 12:56:40 am »
I don't think viewing homosexuality as a genetic mistake makes you a homophobe,  you neither fear nor dislike gay people.  On the other hand it is awfully rude.  

As an example, I view blue eyes as a genetic mistake.

I'm not the least bit offended, I'm just curious as to what brought you to such an idiotic-seeming conclusion.

What rat said about the missing gene, also according to tests people with blue eyes are not able to perceive as many different shades of color as people with brown eyes.  (allowing for individual variance in visual acuity for other reasons)
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« Reply #79 on: December 16, 2009, 12:59:14 am »
I don't think viewing homosexuality as a genetic mistake makes you a homophobe,  you neither fear nor dislike gay people.  On the other hand it is awfully rude.  

As an example, I view blue eyes as a genetic mistake.


What draws the line between what's rude and what's not on the subject of genetic mistakes?

Is a tranny a genetic mistake? A midget? Downsyndrome? Left handers? It's very broad.

I'd say calling anyone a genetic mistake is pretty rude.  There's shades to it obviously, but I'd also say that homosexuality is pretty clearly something that you are going to get some heated reactions from calling a mistake. 
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« Reply #80 on: December 16, 2009, 01:35:05 am »
I don't think viewing homosexuality as a genetic mistake makes you a homophobe,  you neither fear nor dislike gay people.  On the other hand it is awfully rude.  

As an example, I view blue eyes as a genetic mistake.


What draws the line between what's rude and what's not on the subject of genetic mistakes?

Is a tranny a genetic mistake? A midget? Downsyndrome? Left handers? It's very broad.

I'd say calling anyone a genetic mistake is pretty rude.  There's shades to it obviously, but I'd also say that homosexuality is pretty clearly something that you are going to get some heated reactions from calling a mistake. 

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« Reply #81 on: December 16, 2009, 01:10:58 pm »
Do gay people scare you or otherwise make you uncomfortable?

Only if they sound gay.

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« Reply #82 on: December 16, 2009, 02:47:21 pm »
Do gay people scare you or otherwise make you uncomfortable?

Only if they sound gay.

- triple zero,
homophonophobe.
That's not cool man.   :argh!:

Is it possible that you are really just afraid that you sound gay?
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« Reply #83 on: December 16, 2009, 03:09:19 pm »
Do gay people scare you or otherwise make you uncomfortable?

Only if they sound gay.

- triple zero,
homophonophobe.
That's not cool man.   :argh!:

Is it possible that you are really just afraid that you sound gay?

That was clearly a joke, did you not notice he typed "homophonophobe", and not 'homophobe'?
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« Reply #84 on: December 16, 2009, 03:12:22 pm »
It was actually a pretty damned clever play on words.  And very tongue in cheek.

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« Reply #85 on: December 16, 2009, 03:22:20 pm »
It was actually a pretty damned clever play on words.  And very tongue in cheek.

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« Reply #86 on: December 16, 2009, 03:24:59 pm »
Do gay people scare you or otherwise make you uncomfortable?

Only if they sound gay.

- triple zero,
homophonophobe.
That's not cool man.   :argh!:

Is it possible that you are really just afraid that you sound gay?

That was clearly a joke, did you not notice he typed "homophonophobe", and not 'homophobe'?

Re-read VV's reply - pretty clear he got the joke from where I'm sitting
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« Reply #87 on: December 16, 2009, 03:28:34 pm »
Do gay people scare you or otherwise make you uncomfortable?

Only if they sound gay.

- triple zero,
homophonophobe.
That's not cool man.   :argh!:

Is it possible that you are really just afraid that you sound gay?

That was clearly a joke, did you not notice he typed "homophonophobe", and not 'homophobe'?

Re-read VV's reply - pretty clear he got the joke from where I'm sitting

Re-read several times before I posted.  I felt it was clear he didn't.  Meh, I'm not too worried about it.
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« Reply #88 on: December 16, 2009, 03:29:47 pm »
Humor + Humor.  I was joking too.   :wink:

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« Reply #89 on: December 16, 2009, 03:33:09 pm »
Lemme spell it out for the slow readers and in the interests of totally murdering the funnay

homophonophobe - someone who's afraid of the delicate sound of gay, right?

VV - you're just afraid you sound gay

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