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  •  You seem to be conflusing (0+ / 0-)

    hard sciences (physics) with soft sciences (psych).  hard sciences can experiment and hammer out details, and look at hard data impersonally.  Soft sciences cannot (without getting lynched or worse).

    There are many theories about psychological issues (including sexuality), but ... none of them are apples to apples comparable with, say, quantum electrodynamics or optics.

    "some scientists do understand sexual orientation. Some don't." is entirely accurate.  Because the social sciences are really in their infancy.  When they are as developed as far as physics (which will probably never happen - living organisms are too tightly bound to chaos) then we can argue this.

    At present ... this one study (the book the diarist is talking about) is just one study, and reflects only the people involved in it, and their perspectives.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 01:57:38 PM PDT

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    •  ah, and there we have it (0+ / 0-)

      "perspectives"

      So it is not so much "some scientists understand sexual orientation" but rather "some scientists think that they have a theory that attempts to explain sexual orientation"

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