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Posted: 21 January 2012 09:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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Hmmm, I’m left handed, but thinking back, I’m sure none of my homosexual friends were left handed.  What can I make of that?  LOL

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Posted: 21 January 2012 09:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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I am ambidextrous. Are there as many people who are ambidextrous as there are bisexuals?  grin

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Posted: 21 January 2012 09:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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I’m sure there is something that could be made of that, but I’m not going to touch it with either hand.  LOL

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Posted: 21 January 2012 09:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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Occam. - 21 January 2012 09:17 PM

I’m sure there is something that could be made of that, but I’m not going to touch it with either hand.  LOL

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Posted: 22 January 2012 01:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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George - 21 January 2012 11:55 AM

Evolutionary explanation for what? For homosexuality?

No. for this:

Each side has its own amendment to the theory of evolution. Those on the right have ID and the left has its “flexible brain.”

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Posted: 22 January 2012 10:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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No, I don’t have an explanation for that. But maybe Jonathan Haidt will in his new book, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.”

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Posted: 22 January 2012 11:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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George - 22 January 2012 10:34 AM

No, I don’t have an explanation for that. But maybe Jonathan Haidt will in his new book, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.”

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Posted: 22 January 2012 04:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 68 ]
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Occam. - 21 January 2012 09:04 PM

Hmmm, I’m left handed, but thinking back, I’m sure none of my homosexual friends were left handed.  What can I make of that? 

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The only thing I could make of that is…...neither you nor your homosexual friends are left-handed ;)

If only between 3-15% of the population is left-handed (number found just thru a few google searches), and if the percentage of homosexuals is roughly the same, that would mean the percentage of people who are left-handed and gay is probably pretty low :)

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Posted: 22 January 2012 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 69 ]
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Good lord, I had no idea how much stuff on sexual orientation and the left/right handedness thing is out there…...here’s just one i stumbled upon:

Handedness Findings Point To Biological Cause For Sexual Orientation

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Posted: 26 January 2012 09:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 70 ]
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It it the opinion of this forum that homosexuality is somekind of disease that needs to be cured?  Must we trace the genes or brain function to come up with a cure? 

In my world, in every classification of art, music and theater there is a larger proportion of gays found.  Are they simply more talented because they are gay or did their gayness push them into areas where the arts are appreciated?  Personally I don’t care because my world is found in Shakespeare and Grand Opera.  I spent many years promoting chamber music groups and where or with whom my musicians slept was unimportant.

I grew up spending my Sundays on a hilltop in Tarzana where a wealthy dignified actor allowed the use of his special music room to bring in musicians for a performance called a classical salon.  He was a well known comic but his soul came from the music he promoted.  I learned that he was a closet homosexual and never marrying, spent his income on music lessons for his musicians.  When the County approved the Freeway through the Valley, they waited until his death before condeming his property in a show of respect.  If you are driving east on the Ventura Freeway, look for the enormous American Flag and that is where this marvelous man lived.  The street above the freeway still carries his name.  All that is left of his home, is his guest house that was moved to Calabasas.  It was restored in the same way it was when it sat on that hilltop.

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Posted: 26 January 2012 10:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 71 ]
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No, Sandy, I don’t think that’s the opinion of most of the forum members.  It seems that the very early chemical and physical environment and maybe a bit of genetics are the most important factors in determining who we’ll be attracted to. 

And I recognize who you’re talking about.  I enjoyed the roles he played in movies.  As I recall, his initials were E.E.H.  smile

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Posted: 26 January 2012 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 72 ]
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Well, I wouldn’t call it a disease per se, but as I said earlier, the pathogenic theory of homosexuality sounds very plausible to me. Saying that, I would obviously never think that it needs to be “cured.”

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Posted: 26 January 2012 10:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 73 ]
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Bingo!  We got to know him at Hollywood Park where he often sat in my Grandmother’s box.  My mother had been a studio musician and accompanied many singers at his home.

I lived in Calabasas for over 20 years and one morning I saw this building being moved up Old Topanga Canyon Rd.  It turned onto Bluebird Rd. and around the mountain landing on Blackbird Way where we lived.  I recognized the building as being the old guest house.and then realized it had been saved from the demolition.  It is still there but surrounded by many tract homes.  It stands out like a jewel in the neighborhood.  The neighborhood had been part of Park Modern and used for years as movie sets.  My house was built to hold props and it was great fun to see our trees as smaller parts of the original land.  Back in the 20’s our land was seen in the old silent films.  Buster Keaton retired at the Calabasas Motion Picture Hospital and told my kids and me all about the land around our home.  We often visited the old actors and crew at the hospital and they shared some wonderful stories about the area.  My Dad has produced some of the early films and had worked with Howard Hawks. 

My son now has his own studio doing special effects for many movies.  He now lives on Blackbird Way across from my old home.

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Posted: 26 January 2012 09:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 74 ]
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http://www.amazon.com/Price-Greatness-Resolving-Creativity-Controversy/dp/0898628393/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327639960&sr=1-1  An interesting book.  Gay people are more numerous in the arts than straights; there is a fairly strong correlation between so called “non - reproductive sexualities” and creativity,innovation, artistic genius.  A stronger correlation between creativity and mental illness has also been established.  Perhaps genius is rare in everyone,but less rare in gays?  Maybe the arts are just a place where gays feel free to be themselves, so that’s why they end up there?

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Posted: 27 January 2012 01:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 75 ]
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Axegrrl - 22 January 2012 04:52 PM

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Good lord, I had no idea how much stuff on sexual orientation and the left/right handedness thing is out there…...here’s just one i stumbled upon:

Handedness Findings Point To Biological Cause For Sexual Orientation

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I wonder if these findings could be extended to left or right brain orientaion. As I understand it men, in general, tend to be left brained whereas women tend to be more right brain oriented. As the right brain controls the left side of the body, perhaps gay men may be more right brain oriented which would explain a certain “sensitivy” to the arts, but also might express itself in the left hand orientation.

This is purely speculative on my part, but….......any thoughts on this??

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