Posted: Apr 14, 2011 9:33 am
by Thommo
CookieJon wrote:
HAJiME wrote:I've encountered an argument against homosexuality on the basis of it's health risks.

An "argument against homosexuality"? I don't understand what that even means.

Wikipedia says people in African countries have the shortest life spans. Is that an argument against black people?

Genius. :lol:

I heard that cats don't live as long as people too, now I think about it. :think:

Apropos of the OP, I think I've seen the statistics before too. The AIDS issue mentioned by Evolving is a big factor I believe, combined with a biased sampling method in some cases. I think it's also true that theists live a little longer than atheists (if measured within a country, rather than across countries), but the direction of causality is not established, it's quite possible that people who are less prone to ill health and stress (say) are more likely to classify themselves as religious, for example.

I don't have any links to hand though.