As I was on my way to work this morning, I was listening to the radio. Rick and Bubba were on commericial and WAY FM was playing the same old music over and over again, so I was flipping through the stations and came across a sound clip of Dr. Phil commenting on the "Monogamy Gene". Let me start by saying that I am no scientist and I don't understand all the scientific jargon, I'm just someone who believes in the Word of God and it is my standard by which I compare all things. Apparently there is a gene variant called "allele 334", studied at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, that is linked to a man's ability to bond with his wife. (The word used in the articles is "partner," but I prefer to use "wife" because I believe God designed marriage to be between a man and a woman. I do not consider a homosexual man who cheats on his partner to be infidelity because that relationship was not divinely appointed in the first place.) Research has been going on for a while. If this is old news to you, sorry. According to an article on New York's WNBC, men with one or two copies of this allele are "more prone to marital dysfunction and more likely to get divorced." The allele controls the production of vasopressin, a hormone found in mammals. This hormone can affect a man's attitude towards fidelity and monogamy. If men don't have the gene variant, they are more likely to be a devoted mate. I think it is just sad what this world is coming to, although I shouldn't be surprised. We, humans, are creating a disorder and medicine for anything and everything under the Sun. Heard of ODD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder? An "
Posted by Brittany at 8:41 PM