Gay men and gay women are essential to humanity: the epigenetics according to O’Keefe

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It’s a bit ‘of time that epigenetics theory linked to homosexuality has leapt to the headlines. There is so much talk of this argument that it was not possible to glissate on the subject even though I can not say epigenetic if I speak in a hurry. The fact is that, overcoming my hatred for molecular biology I’m here to write about.
Then what the hell is Epigenetics? You’ll ask you?
Soon I said. It is a branch of molecular biology that studies genetic mutations and the transmission of hereditary characters that can not be directly attributed to the DNA sequence.
Now, as it is related to homosexuality, we should ask Dr. James O’Keefe.
O’Keefe, if you’re in doubt go find it online, recently spoke to TED talk at TEDxTallaght in Dublin, where he said these words: “Gay men and gay women are essential to humanity”.
Let’s start from the beginning. It all started twelve years ago, when the eighteen year old son of Dr. O’Keefe, said his family of being gay. His father’s reaction was special. O’Keefe has confessed he was worried about his son’s safety and happiness, but he also had an insight that led him to think that homosexuality was not abnormal, but a way to survive a species.
The doctor has done studies to try to explain homosexuality scientifically and also seems to has succeeded.
“Viewed in the light of evolution, homosexuality seems to be a real self-defeating non-productive strategy -explains O’Keefe. Gays have 80 percent fewer kids than heterosexuals. This is a trait that ought to go extinct in a few generations, yet down through recorded history in every culture and many animal species as well, homosexuality has been a small but distinct subgroup. If this were a genetic error, natural selection should have long ago culled this from the gene pool.”
For O’Keefe, there would be special circumstances such as a woman who generates a high number of male offspring or a severe prenatal stress that could increase chances of giving birth to a gay son.
In short, very close to the guncle theory, a term created by the union of gay and uncle words, to explain the benefits of homosexuality in the family world: having no children in most cases, gay men contribute greatly to the serenity of the family context that surrounds them.
In addition, the doctor exalts the theory of epigenetics of genes that “would express themselves in different ways on the basis of external circumstances.” In essence, explains the doctor: “If the [human]family is flush with plenty of kids and/or it’s a stressful place in time, nature occasionally flips these epigenetic switches to turn on the gay genes. This alters brain development that changes sexual orientation.”
Then in Ted talk’s video, he looks at the audience and explains:“You probably have gay genes in your DNA,but unless they were activated in your mother’s womb, they remained coiled up and silent.”
But there would also be an anthropological explanation: “Homosexuality gives advantages to the group by specialized talents and unusual qualities of personality,” O’Keefe says. “So a society that condemns homosexuality harms itself.”
According to O’Keefe, the specific talents highlighted by a homosexual would be the ability to help humans to be kind to one another, a high emotional intelligence and the ability to compassion and cooperation. “Homosexuality is like a catalyst to help emotionally connect groups of people together,” he says. Therefore, “for heterosexuals to disapprove of gays is kind of like the white flour in bread disapproving of the yeast.”
And concludes by saying, “gay men and women are essential to humanity … it is in our diversity that we find our collective strength.”
I do not know if O’Keefe is right or not, I do not understand anything about molecular and epigenetic biology, but what would not a dad do to protect his son!

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