Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Why doesn't the OP give us his/her opinions? It always amuses me to see someone start a hot button topic, yet not putting forth their own opinions. You first, OP.
I didn't know you wanted it. It's nice not to use sarcasm or be haughty, please :)
I did not put it first because I did not want anyone focusing on my opinion rather than the article.
I am an avid bioscience geek, so most of what I affirm is what I work out in the bio ethic department and personal experiences with particular people, and I am not
a generalized thinker, I think in specifics first.
For me, I have found that the best household a child can grow up in is one with both his/her biological parents--- regardless of orientation. Even if the child is raised with a non-blood related relative, the child can still have a benefit if she/he lives close to her/his biological family. There is a kind of identity verification where one can relate to their surroundings on a biological level. When I look at animal behavior in front of me and the studies on that, I find almost all animals need to be raised with or at least see/smell/hear their own species/subspecies to independently meet their advanced needs, as you will find that all animals know how to perform a specific behavior such as the killing blow, predatory chasing, and the act of intercourse, but they need to direct these behaviors appropriately. I haven't seen one open case of humans hand-raising an animal without its species produce an adult animal that can fully function appropriately in its native habitat--- one important instance comes to mind with an African Gray parrot that refused to mate with others of its species in favor of courting his female owner. My own experience with animal's identity confusion is with a dove named "Digi", Digi was hand-raised, and refused to migrate or interact with his species, instead constantly courting a chicken hen.
I'm guessing you either have been snapped at too many times and have a bitter outlook/defense, Speed, or you are seeking to put people down rather than debate? I hope not, that isn't productive. Something prevents you from offering your own opinion with a calm attitude. I expect a snarky reply, then; prove that expectation wrong, if you will.