42 PM Tue Dec 4 B sacct.edu 4of4 'mmmm'mmmml was quoted as saying that sexual orientation is mainly a matter of choice. Since then, it's turned up...
what Do i put for the 3 arguments? He wants us to put the exact premises in the argument boxes and the he also wants us to identify which one is a conditional statement? And then put the conditional statement into symbolic form
11:42 PM Tue Dec 4 B sacct.csus.edu 4of4 'mmmmﬁ'mmmmlwas quoted as saying that sexual orientation is mainly a matter of choice.Since then, it’s turned up frequently. It seems to me that people who make such a remark are either being re-markably cynical (if they don’t really believe it themselves) or remarkablyfatuous (if they do believe it). If it were true that a person's sexual preference were a matter of choice,then it must have happened that each of us, somewhere back along the way,decided what our sexual preference would be. Now, if we’d made such deci-sions, you’d think that somebody would remember doing it, but nobody does. In my case, I just woke up one morning when I was a kid and discov-ered that girls were important to me in a way that boys were not. I certainlydidn’t sit down and decide that it was girls who were going to make meanxious, excited, terror-struck, panicky, and inclined to act like an idiot. Now, if the people who claim to hold the "choice” view were right, itmust mean that gay people have always chosen—they’ve decided—to havethe sexual orientation they have. Can you imagine a person, back inthe 505, say, who would choose to have to put up with all the stuff gay peo-ple had to put up with back then? It's bad enough now, but only the mad orthe criminally uninformed would have chosen such a life back then. (Actually, it seems clear to me that the whole idea of a preference rules outthe notion of choice. I choose to eat chocolate rather than vanilla, but I don’tchoose to prefer chocolate to vanilla. One simply discovers what one prefers.) If it’s clear that people don’t consciously choose their sexual prefer-ences, why would anybody make such‘ claims? I can think of a cynical rea-son: It only makes sense to condemn someone for something they choose,not for things they can’t do anything about. Is it just a coincidence that people who claim we choose our sexual pref-erences are often the same people who demonize homosexuals? No, of coursenot. in fact, their cart comes before their horse: They are damned sure goingto condom gay people, and so, since you can only condemn someone for vol-untary actions, it must be that one's sexuality is a voluntary choice. Bingo!Consistent logic. Mean, vicious, and mistaken. But consistent. 10 2* 27% @J'