Encyclopedia of Homosexuality Vol 1 A-L by Dynes

By Dynes

This can be essentially the most entire survey of the topic in one paintings, and it truly is unlucky that it has no longer been up to date. some of the articles are written by means of the editors, i.e., Wayne Dynes, William Percy (brother of Walker Percy) and "Warren Johansson" (Joseph Wallfield, died 1994). There are a few best topics or theories that run all through this huge paintings, one among that is responsible Christianity for all the difficulties encountered through smooth homosexuals. This places this paintings towards John Boswell's thought that the Catholic church used to be gradual to undertake a adverse perspective. Homosexuality is taken as a given, and all opposed theories are refuted. It doesn't take place to the editors that each one human (and certainly, gendered) our bodies are heterosexually designed, and gay acts are therefore played with our bodies which aren't designed with such acts in brain. This objection is kind of neglected. the object on Burma had not anything to claim, so i ponder why it was once integrated. a lot else can be acknowledged approximately so colossal a piece, yet enable me say that it really is worthy interpreting so long as the reader retains an open brain.

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When they do, they pass along a ‘code’ to their offspring. The code is like a set of instructions or directions. It tells the cells of the offspring how to develop and grow. Genetics is the study of the passing of traits from parent to offspring. Here’s how that works. Chromosomes All the cells in your body, except red blood cells, have a nucleus. It acts like the cell’s headquarters. It contains stickshaped bits called chromosomes. Every species of plants and animals has a specific number of chromosomes.

Some people seem to inherit a higher chance of getting certain cancers. Some pollutants in our environment, such as asbestos, increase the risk. Other people do things that increase the risk. Smoking cigarettes can cause lung cancer. Eating a diet high in fat has been linked to colon cancer. Chemotherapy can make your hair fall out. 54 Human Life Allergies Many people are allergic to pollen. Some people receive allergy shots to help with allergic reactions. clot (klot): a solidified clump of blood cells and plasma colon (KOH-luhn): the last half of the large intestine lymph node (limf noad): small organs that hold the colorless liquid lymph that bathe your cells and tissues membrane (MEM-brayn): a thin layer of tissue that covers or lines organs and cells radiation (ray-dee-AY-shuhn): X-rays or other electromagnetic waves or particles Other kinds of antigens challenge your health.

Antibodies are special proteins created by your white blood cells to fight antigens. Some antibodies remain active long after the antigen has been defeated. The body is ready to fight if it meets the antigen ever again. You are immune or have a resistance to the disease caused by that antigen. Vaccination can also deliberately create immunization in the body. Scientists develop vaccines for specific diseases. A vaccine is either a solution or a culture of a strain of the germ that does not antibiotic (an-ti-bye-OT-ik): a drug that kills bacteria mucus (MYOO-kuhss): a slimy fluid that coats and protects your mouth, nose, throat, and breathing passages parasite (PA-ruh-site): an organism that gets its food by living inside another plant or animal rabies (RAY-beez): a viral disease that attacks the nervous system.

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