Cheating Gene Take Two

The cheating gene post raised a few hackles and more than a few questions around here. While a few of you called total bullshit on the whole thing, some people gave it a little credit.

Chris’s comment
made me stop and think a little…

I can’t speak for anyone else around the Circus, but I personally don’t believe homosexuality, in the majority of people–not saying everyone–is a “choice” I have had more than one or twelve conversations about this with a man that is my heart. We have dissected and discussed over and over again. I just think it’s how we’re made. I just do. You do NOT have to believe this with me. I’m not asking for scripture or for subjecture or for anything else. I am merely telling you how I feel.

It reminded me of a show that we did in college. Chris, Chrome and myself. The Twilight of the Golds. In my opinion, one of the best scripts we ever produced on that stage. In my other opinion (cuz I have more than one) some of the best work any of us on that stage ever did. Just good stuff.

The Golds are a nice Jewish family. Mom, Dad, Sister married happily to Scientist Man, and Gay Brother obsessed with Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Scientist Brother in Law(who is working on the Human Genome Project) and Sister get pregnant and have the gene test done on the fetus. Turns out it has the “gay gene” What do they do.

The cheating gene. The gay gene. The cancer gene. While some seem more far fetched than others, it appears that we live in an age where this information is available. What do we do with it?

Is there enough strength in relationships to step out in faith and say…I will be faithful? While marriage statistics don’t prove it I know people who have been doing this for many many years. Or do we take a test?

Interesting conversation topic.

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2 Responses to Cheating Gene Take Two

  1. Gertrude Jane McCartney says:

    I’m not sure how Gays would feel about being lumped into the cheating gene group.
    Beyond our genetics we have been given the power of choice.
    In the very simpliest of terms I might be an alcholic because of my genes… I may be more predispostioned to anger or OCD but as time marches on I realize more and more I cannot blame anyone, praise anyone but my own self for my behavior. I appreciate the loop holes science is trying to give me though. Sometimes a two time jail visitor could use a break when she makes a bad choice.

  2. Cindy says:

    I have to agree with Chris. It’s not biologically natural to be monogamous. We choose to be that way. Actual discovery of a “cheating gene” just proves what evolutionary biologists have been theorizing on for years.

    I’m not saying that this is an excuse to go out and fuck around. But it does explain why some men (and women, because I’m pretty sure they’re going to find a similar gene for us too) tend to fool around more then others.

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