Gay people are not genetic aberrations

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Dr Michael Bailey, of Northwestern University, told the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago that genetics is responsible for determining between 30% or 40% of a population’s variation in sexual preference.

I am not qualified to comment on the science. Geneticist Steve Jones is however. I found it hard to keep up as he poured out his scorn.

The “findings” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science were not findings at all. The promoters of the latest gay gene theory had not published a paper and therefore had not submitted their research to rigours of peer review.

In any event, and by their own account, they had not “identified” a gene, merely a region on the X-chromosome where there were, in truth, a great many genes.

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