18 December 2007

After 24 years, passing through, speaking up

A former expatriate who helped grow the Singapore Arts Festival 24 years ago, came back for a visit while the gay debate was in progress. Guest essay.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

so this foreign talent has not been deterred from returning here to work, despite any reservations he might have about the current conditions

I think SPH would want to give publicity to his article

sgsociety.com

boon said...

"The body of scientific evidence supporting the inborn nature of sexuality is growing stronger and I believe it will be unquestioningly proven in the months and years ahead."

I doubt genetics will ever be proven to be the major cause. I'll take back my words if I'm shown unequivocal evidence to the contrary.

Why don't you bring up your cause after it has been "unquestioningly proven"?

Anyway, let's do a little thought experiment. Let's assume there is a gay gene, and that there are no closeted gays forced to start families by societal norms.

Genes are passed down through sexual reproduction. Since gays should never have children, these genes will gradually be eliminated due to lack of reproduction.

Which means that if gay activists ever get their way, they'll sow the seeds for the end of homosexuality. What an irony!

Anonymous said...

"Genes are passed down through sexual reproduction. Since gays should never have children, these genes will gradually be eliminated due to lack of reproduction."

Both Man and Woman, who are carriers of "gay" genes (but not gay themselves) will highly have 'gay' childs. On top of that, there is a fair share of people who are bisexual. This will adds up more chances of 'gay' babies.

"The body of scientific evidence supporting the inborn nature of sexuality is growing stronger and I believe it will be unquestioningly proven in the months and years ahead."

I am more comfortable to say a special 'trait' makes a person gay. 'Traits' are formed from various combination of genes. Hence, it is unquestionable that longer time needs to uncover layers of genes to identify gay genes and not "A Gay gene".