Quote# 86236

[The poster basically argues that while homosexuality can be genetic, it cannot be in your DNA.]

I've studied biology. It can't be in DNA. It can be linked to GENETICS because there can be things linked in traits of either the mother or father, but a "gay gene" can NOT be encoded in your DNA. There is no such thing.

hollielovesyou, ChristInsanity 54 Comments [2/28/2012 4:01:32 AM]
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I've studied biology

No, you haven't.

2/28/2012 4:23:55 AM

Actually, there is evidence that sexual orientation is determined by hormone levels a fetus is exposed to during prenatal development rather than any gene.

As such, it is possible for the offspring of homosexuals to be heterosexual and the offspring of heterosexuals to be homosexual.

2/28/2012 4:34:07 AM


^ That ain't the point: the point is that hollie thinks GENETICS have nothing to do with DNA.

2/28/2012 4:43:06 AM


Wow. That's a pretty long string of stupid for this early in the morning.

2/28/2012 4:46:56 AM


Wow, biology fail.

One wonders what this dimwit thinks scientists were sequencing for the human genome project.

A gene is just a name for a segment of DNA linked to a specific trait.

2/28/2012 5:16:39 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

2/28/2012 5:35:47 AM

Mister Spak


2/28/2012 5:43:41 AM


She means she had a biology course in high school.

A hereditary trait, as opposed to a congenital one, exactly IS in the DNA. It might be in the nuclear DNA or the mitochondrial DNA, but it's in the DNA. If she is basing her conclusion on the idea that "homosexual DNA" would make the individual unable to reproduce, well, damme, she's wrong. Quite a few homosexuals have had at least one child, and quite a few heterosexuals haven't. Aside from that, there are many carriers of full lethals who are perfectly healthy themselves, and there are instances where the carrier of a lethal may be more fit than the owner of two "normal" alleles.

Is homosexuality hereditary? It's fashionable to say so now. The reality is probably a lot more complex- but as for little Hollie, she hasn't got the beginning of a clue.

2/28/2012 5:54:37 AM

Study harder.

2/28/2012 5:58:25 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Does Hollie hold to a pre-Mendelian view of genetics? Well, if creationists reject science, they may as well go all the way...

2/28/2012 6:08:06 AM

Table Rock

And rain can be linked to meteorology but it has nothing to do with the weather.

2/28/2012 6:20:02 AM

You should probably study biology from a less great distance. Try actually visiting this planet and studying it here, for a change.

2/28/2012 7:02:14 AM

D Laurier

Nobody suggests theres a "gay gene" you stupid waffle.
There's a GENETIC SWITCH that can be set to either straight, gay, or bi during gestation.

2/28/2012 7:12:27 AM

Doubting Thomas

Just as long as we all agree that homosexuality isn't something that people just choose to do. And anyone can study biology, but it doesn't mean they'll understand it. You can study it and still get an F.

2/28/2012 7:42:32 AM


"I've studied biology."

You, madam, are a dirty liar.

"It can't be in DNA. It can be linked to GENETICS because there can be things linked in traits of either the mother or father, but a 'gay gene' can NOT be encoded in your DNA."

So, being gay has nothing to do with your DNA yet it can be linked to genetics as an inheritable trait passed on from one or both parents during conception. Does that about sum it up?

And yet you want me to believe that you've studied biology?

"There is no such thing."

Because you say so, apparently, and no other reason.

2/28/2012 8:23:15 AM


It can be linked to GENETICS because there can be things linked in traits of either the mother or father, but a "gay gene" can NOT be encoded in your DNA. There is no such thing.

The first part of the sentence may be correct; for example, it could be encoded in your mother's genes, which results in some effect on fetal development. As to the second, we don't actually know that one way or another.

2/28/2012 8:35:08 AM


The only part of this that is correct is the part that says that "a 'gay gene' can NOT be encoded in your DNA. There is no such thing." And that part's only correct because homosexuality would have to be polygenetic, so there'd have to be more than one gene involved. But I'm guessing that's not what Hollie meant, so she was right by accident. And she was still wrong about the rest of it.

2/28/2012 9:00:36 AM


where did you study biology? Clown School? Bible Camp?

2/28/2012 9:08:57 AM


2/28/2012 9:22:15 AM


So going by your logic, there's no such thing as a 'religion' gene. Therefore you've just admitted that we're all born Atheist; that 'spirituality' isn't innate, ergo the 'soul' doesn't exist. QED.

Annihilated your argument - and the justifications of your beliefs' existence - much?

2/28/2012 9:23:35 AM


Biology fail.

2/28/2012 9:49:41 AM


If it's genetic, then it's in your DNA, moron.
Basic biology fail.

2/28/2012 10:02:47 AM

Thinking Allowed

Someone failed biology.

2/28/2012 10:04:55 AM


Ow. I'm a Biology student. THAT HURT TO READ.

2/28/2012 10:06:27 AM


As someone who actually studied biology, the answer is a yes and no. Yes, there is a gay gene per say, but whether it is turned on or off is determined by DNA methylation. Methyl groups turn on growth genes when you hit puberty and turn them off when you are done with puberty.

2/28/2012 10:11:14 AM

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