Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The not So Blank Slate

"It may not be a coincidence that the new discovery came from researchers in Europe. In America, the biology of homosexuality is a politicized minefield that scares away scientists (and the universities and agencies that pay for their research). Which is a pity. Regardless of where homosexuality resides in the brain, the ethics of homosexuality is a no-brainer: what consenting adults do in private is nobody's business but their own. And the deterrents to research on homosexuality leave us in ignorance of one of the most fascinating sources of human diversity."

Steven Pinker, a professor of cognitive science at Harvard, is the author of "How the Mind Works" and "The Blank Slate."

My dad would agree with this. He was a gay in the military decorated in WWII.


Anonymous john said...

you can't stop there... answer the obvious question.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Mark said...


8:22 AM  
Anonymous john said...

i hope you can at least understand how conflicting that message was...

10:47 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

It's the answer I'm giving. It was not passed on.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

John, I hope you understand that you are an unbelievable fuck of an excuse for an intelligent life form...

7:38 AM  
Anonymous john said...

care to explain your bomb-throwing, paul?

1:40 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

If you have to ask?

5:02 PM  

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