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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Homosexuality: Nature or Nurture - the red herring

Apologies for almost 5 months without postings. A recent post on homosexuality being due to nature or nurture:


I've always thought the issue of whether homosexuality is "nature" or "nurture", "biology" or "choice", was a humongous red herring. Obviously anyone can make themselves have sex and/or develop domestic partnerships with people for whom they feel no particularly deep feeling or attraction whatsoever. For generations both men and women have been forced into arranged marriages of precisely that nature. Today, it continues in multifarious forms: traditional arranged marriages, bride trafficking, the polite prostitution of marriages for convenience, wealth and status.

Asking why people feel deep affection and yearning for someone of the same (or different, for that matter) gender and classifying the answer as "innate" or "conditioned" isn't helpful. The fact is that people have sincere feelings of that nature, and that for many people the relationships they develop thereby are amongst the things that most make life worth living. How could it profit us to deny them? I can't imagine.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jol said...

Hey! It's me! Haha.

October 31, 2005 1:36 am  
Blogger ranggi arab bangsat! said...

Kuda Ranggi kata

"Antara pendatang dan penumpang

Pada mulanya saya agak keberatan nak ulas kekecohan yang berpunca ekoran daripada kenyataan ketua UMNO bahagian Bukit Bendera, Pulau Pinang bernama Ahmad bin Ismail. Sama ada benar atau tidak apa yang didakwa dikatakan olehnya mengenai rakyat Malaysia keturunan Cina bukan persoalannya kerana isu tersebut sudahpun merebak dan mengapi-apikan keadaan."

Arab bangsat ni ingat Semenanjung Tanah Melayu tanah kosong sebelum atuk dia datang.

Parameswara, bahasa Melayu sudah 5000 tahun di kepulauan melayu. Tidak ada tempat di dunia yang ada perkataan melayu melainkan semenanjung.

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