Nope, they are afraid of losing at their own game. For much of the 20th century, the dominant thinking connected homosexuality to upbringing. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. In three years, Patrick will be the same age that Nick Rule was when he came to terms with his sexual orientation. The fact that many prominent researchers in the field do their work at Canadian universities is no coincidence.
During a recent phone call with Reiner, he tells me that he has since learned the sexual orientation of more of these approximately 70 genetic males who were raised as girls.
What makes people gay? (An update)
Because the twins begin as genetic clones, if a gene is imprinted in one twin, it will be in the other twin as well. Normally, as the fetuses are developing, each time a cell divides, the DNA separates and makes a copy of itself, replicating all kinds of genetic information. They found that while straight men were aroused by film clips of two women having sex, and gay men were aroused by clips of two men having sex, most of the men who identified themselves as bisexual showed gay arousal patterns. This accumulating biological evidence, combined with the prospect of more on the horizon, is having an effect. I detected slightly more feminine hints in the way Patrick talked and the way he stood.
That argument caused a stir when he and a colleague proposed it six years ago, but with no research done to test it, it remains just another theory. As identical twins, Patrick and Thomas began as genetic clones. To put it bluntly, if this 3,year-old institution can survive the macabre union of Liza Minnelli and David Gest, it can certainly survive the marriage of a pair of unassuming Roslindale lesbians. Before long, other institutions had followed suit. But William Reinera psychiatrist and urologist at the University of Oklahoma, told me in what he had found after evaluating scores of these cases. The Psychobiology of Sex Orientationin which they write: