Jack Knox: Pay for the greater good or build a bigger tent Sexual identity defies a simple, single explanation and even categorization. As such, trying to identify a single cause of sexual identity, genetic or environmental, is not going to be successful. With increasing recognition that people do not fall into binary categories, we can see the limitations of studies that have attempted to answer your question. Nonetheless, the data is useful to look at.
As said above, twin studies continue to find steadily lower genetic input into homosexuality as methodology improves and samples become larger. And contrary to what many people mistakenly believe, twin studies show that identical twin brothers, growing up with the same genes, same parents, in the same time and place, at the same point in history, make separate choices most of the time. We are so influenced by the teaching that we are a product of our genes and our past experiences that we often have difficulty thinking that we can make choices. We can even struggle with faith in God when experiencing same-sex attractions. The Bible says differently, saying that we are truly free to choose God's way or our way. This is an awesome thing.
To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. December 17, , Page The New York Times Archives A new study of twins provides the strongest evidence yet that homosexuality has a genetic basis, researchers say, though they say other factors like social conditioning may be important. The study, published in the December issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry, adds to evidence that sexual orientation does not result from a maladjustment or moral defect, one author said. Michael Bailey, an assistant professor of psychology at Northwestern University in Evanston, "which is exactly the kind of pattern you would want to see if something genetic were going on.
Jessica Darren Collins watched through his window as his twin brother Marc, was pulling up the driveway. There he is that spoiled son of a bitch! Darren said silently as his brother pulled up in his new white Eclipse that their parents bought him for his eighteenth birthday. While Marc got the eclipse, Darren got their father's Sunfire passed on to him. It was never fair.