Big Brother Effect

  1. This has nothing to do with the TV show. A strange correlation has been found and according to scientists they are at a loss to expalin it. According the report in New Scientist the more older brothers a man has the greater teh liklihood he will be gay. The studies they have done show no correlation between age of parents or older sisters but only for older brothers.

    There is a lot of speculation and threories to expalin the phenomena but at present they can only say that the effect is definitely measurable.
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   CATHYW
    My Daddy is the youngest of 5 (FIVE). He has four older brothers. Daddy is NOT gay, nor are/were any of his brothers.
  4. by   sjoe
    Shoddy research leads to shoddy conclusions.
  5. by   gwenith
    They did not say it was a definite correlation just that gay men tend to be more commonly younger brothers. If anyone is interested I will precise the rest of the article including the stats. It was just such a "what the ......" research that I though t it worth sharing.