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Are We Born Gay? | Brighton
Please note! It is required that you book your tickets through the link provided (RSVP is not enough) For Tickets and More Info click here (https://www.funzing.com/su/zhQrB) Sexual orientation is a very fundamental part of our nature. People often refer to the “gay persuasion” but we cannot be persuaded by anyone to be gay any more than we are persuaded to be straight. We are what we are and no amount of preaching, seduction, coercion or “therapy” will make much difference. The minority preference for same-sex partners is every bit as normal as left-handedness. Dr Wilson reviews the substantial modern evidence that sex orientation is largely established by the time of birth, not just by genes but also by prenatal environment and by epigenetics (modifications to gene expression occurring at a very early stage of development). He also considers the survival value of homosexuality - why it has not been eliminated by natural selection and why it is not threatened by genetic engineering. Much of this research was his own, conducted in collaboration with Dr Qazi Rahman, who continues to be a frontline contributor to the field. Together they co-authored the book Born Gay (published by Peter Owen Ltd). Dr Wilson introduced the 2D:4D finger-ratio measure that is widely used in this research as a marker of prenatal testosterone exposure. He also pioneered the evolutionary theories of sexual behaviour which serve as a framework for much of the research discussed in this presentation. Venue: Grand Central Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm. *Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes. ************************************************************************************** Funzing Talks are here to re-invent your evenings, creating an exciting alternative to having a drink in your local pub or bar. Funzing Talks pull together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings and expand your mind. Held in a carefully selected range of intimate spaces, Funzing Talks is the ultimate boredom-buster. Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives with like-minded, equally curious people. It's time to try something different - you never know where it may take you. For Tickets and More Info click here (https://www.funzing.com/su/zhQrB)

Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PA

Surrey Street · Brighton

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Accessible Lectures and inspiring talks in London.

The talks are held in various trendy venues throughout the city, including the Hoxton
Hotel, Huckletree eco-working space, Looking Glass Cocktail Bar, Café 1001, and more. Costing just 10-15£ per ticket, Funzing ThinkTap makes the perfect mid-week evening activity. Instead of heading home or getting dragged into your local pub for a few mundane pints with colleagues, why not learn something new and challenge your perspectives over a beer with other like-minded Londoners? We're here for that!

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