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One Night Stands May Be Genetic 240

Posted by samzenpus
from the getting-in-your-genes dept.
An anonymous reader writes "So, he or she has cheated on you for the umpteenth time and their only excuse is: 'I just can't help it.' According to researchers at Binghamton University, they may be right. The propensity for infidelity could very well be in their DNA. In a first of its kind study, a team of investigators led by Justin Garcia, a SUNY Doctoral Diversity Fellow in the laboratory of evolutionary anthropology and health at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has taken a broad look at sexual behavior, matching choices with genes and has come up with a new theory on what makes humans 'tick' when it comes to sexual activity. The biggest culprit seems to be the dopamine receptor D4 polymorphism, or DRD4 gene. Already linked to sensation-seeking behavior such as alcohol use and gambling, DRD4 is known to influence the brain's chemistry and subsequently, an individual's behavior."

Comment: God is all powerful (Score 1) 848

by cdunworth (#27279103) Attached to: Want a Science Degree In Creationism?

I don't understand why Christians resort to such histrionics to combat science on science's terms.

Want a retort to evolution? Here's one: God created it. He created earth, made it look 4+ billion years old, added fossils, plate tectonics, bosons, whatever you want. Why does this discussion always require God to start the game at the beginning? He started in the middle. He's all powerful.

Now, this "answer" doesn't advance our understanding of the world any. But maybe it will give us some peace and quiet.

Comment: Re:A victory for sanity. (Score 1) 1056

by cdunworth (#26833187) Attached to: Court Rules Autism Not Caused By Childhood Vaccine

Remember, these are the same companies that will probably never find a cure for anything because there is no money in a cure. If they can research how to cure your cancer for a one time charge, or keep you alive for an extra 10-20 years on expensive treatments which do you think they will pick?

I disagree. If Big Bad Parmacorp A bilks people with a non-cure treatment spread over 20 years, then Big Bad Pharmacorp B is incented to trump that "treatment" with a cure. Competition should take care of this.

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