lolwut (in Off-topic)

QBOddBird August 24 2010 8:42 PM EDT

You ever start reading an article and think 'Wow, this is the hokiest "science" I've seen to date?'

Seriously, developing antibodies against straightness?

Unappreciated Misnomer August 24 2010 10:23 PM EDT

I honestly doubt everyone with an older brother is gay, thats messed up logic.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 24 2010 10:28 PM EDT

I have heard about this before. If it actually has an effect is isn't by much.

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] August 24 2010 10:28 PM EDT

Only 52% in certain

Weird science there but I have seen some even worse so eh.

AdminNightStrike August 24 2010 11:24 PM EDT

That's really not that far fetched. We know that sexuality is genetic, and we know that a whole heck of a lot goes haywire during gestation. We also know that a mother's womb does all kinds of super duper anti-everything to protect the life inside.

QBOddBird August 24 2010 11:26 PM EDT

But it is so separate! How would antibodies affect someone's genetic disposition? Development at a genetic level doesn't seem that it would be affected by something on that scale.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 24 2010 11:29 PM EDT

I don't know about antibodies but I do know that the hormone levels in the womb can affect the baby's development. The main effect for that usually ends up being in the brain.

three4thsforsaken August 24 2010 11:36 PM EDT

I think it's clear that genes only play a partial (although significant) role in ones sexuality, or else the 52% would be much higher.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] August 24 2010 11:47 PM EDT

B/c OB, mental development.

QBOddBird August 24 2010 11:50 PM EDT

I am still perplexed despite your elaborate explanation. Could you explain a bit more for the slow?

ScrObot August 25 2010 12:30 AM EDT

I read somewhere recently that the amount of testosterone and/or other hormones decreases with each successive pregnancy, and that may play a role...
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