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Are Homosexuals Born that Way?

Is there a "gay gene," and should it change our view of homosexual behavior if there is? To many people, saying that homosexuals are born that way is as axiomatic as saying the earth revolves around the sun. No rational reason exists to reject this claim. The only hold-outs, it is said, are those who are either ignorant of scientific facts, homophobic, or bigots (read: Christians). But this claim is beset with problems. Before we consider them, let me make a tactical suggestion.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 5, 2013

The Moral Mischief of Abortion (January 1, 2013)

Alan exposes an inconsistency in the abortion-choice position. Click here to download...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2013

Does Leviticus teach that life is in the blood? (October 16, 2012)

Alan responds to the challenge that Leviticus teaches some abortions are permissible because the life of a human being is in its blood. Click here to download...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 16, 2012

Is a Human Embryo Without a Brain Alive? (May 29, 2012)

Alan responds to an interesting defense for abortion. People argue that since a brain dead person is not alive, an unborn human embryo can’t be alive either because it doesn’t have a brain. Click here to download...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 29, 2012

Is a Fetus Without a Brain a Person? (May 10, 2012)

Alan responds to the challenge that abortion is permissible in cases where the fetus doesn’t have a brain. Click here to download...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 10, 2012

Are early human embryos individuals if they can twin? (January 19, 2012)

Alan responds to the challenge that early embryos aren’t individual human beings because some of them can twin and then even recombine. Click here to download...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 19, 2012

Taking the Easy Route after Rape (January 1, 2012)

If a woman is raped and gets pregnant, is the easier choice to have a quick abortion or endure nine months of pregnancy? Find out the surprising answer in this episode. Click here to download...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2012

Should We Leave the Abortion Debate to Women? (November 17, 2011)

Alan responds to the challenge that men shouldn’t say anything about abortion because it’s a women’s issue. Click here to download...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 17, 2011

Is the Bible okay with abortion since it doesn’t address it? (October 21, 2011)

Alan responds to the challenge that the Bible’s silence on abortion means that it approves of the behavior. Click here to download...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 21, 2011

The Power of Graphic Images (October 13, 2011)

What does the FDA and smoking have in common with the pro-life movement? Find out in this edition of ‘Thinking Out Loud’ Click here to download...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 13, 2011