If you wish to counter the critics of homosexuality, then you should proceed to do so by presenting a logical argument. If there is a fallacy in the argument, then your argument is not sound and will not convince.
But to be fair to you my argument was more philosophical and not logical. Do those intertwine? Not sure.
As for the nature vs nurture issue, I believe it's a bit of both. There obviously isn't a specific gene that makes you gay, but I think that homosexuality is something innate, it's just your environment that kind of 'activates' it. I have a huge family and there is no one in there that's gay/bi. Considering statistics, I highly doubt that none of them are gay or bi, I just think that because they all grew up in an environment in India where no one really pays attention to those issues, they just never considered it and assumed they were straight along with everyone else. On the other hand, my parents moved to Canada, so I grew up in an environment where I know gay/bi people, so I acknowledged its possibility and realised that I am, indeed, bisexual.
HaydenSmith wrote:Can there be an "other" or a "both" choice on the poll? I do believe homosexuality can be psychological. Studies have shown that some boys who are molested or sexually abused by another man when they are younger grow up to be gay. (I think it can be the same with girls and women, too). However, I don't think this is every single case at all. I do believe it can be genetic, too.
HaydenSmith wrote:Aet: I did say that I think this is only in some cases. I don’t think this scenario applies to a majority of homosexual people.But there were studies cited here (these are magazines, journals, and books. You might be able to find online texts, too):The Archives of Sexual BehaviorJournal of Sex ResearchThe Irish TimesThe Kinsey DataUnited States Department of Health and Human ServicesGender and SocietyLeaping LesbianBehavior TodayBehavior Research and TherapyInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative CriminologyThere were more, but I don’t exactly remember them. Sorry. I’ll try to find them if you would like them. Just ask.
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