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    How many people are in your family?
    Nah, it doesn't work that way! It's a generalisation. You're putting the statistic to specific scenarios, and no statistics hold up when you do that. It seems about right to me that in 100 people, 10 of them will be gay. It's really not that big a figure...
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    (Original post by zhivago)
    Nah, it doesn't work that way! It's a generalisation. You're putting the statistic to specific scenarios, and no statistics hold up when you do that. It seems about right to me that in 100 people, 10 of them will be gay. It's really not that big a figure...
    How does that seem right? and in 100 people 10 of them will be is exactly the same kind of scenario I was applying the statistics to... it just doesn't work out
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    How does that seem right? and in 100 people 10 of them will be is exactly the same kind of scenario I was applying the statistics to... it just doesn't work out
    What do you reckon it would be then? :p:
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    (Original post by zhivago)
    What do you reckon it would be then? :p:
    1 in 100
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    Guh, 1/10 at the least i would say.

    The most accurate and respected estimation as yet is 12.7% of men.
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    It's not 1 in 10, that statistic came from a study which had really bad statistical technique, they were conducting in like health centres etc, at a time when HIV was exploding on the gay scene. Though at cambridge uni it's utterly mad what proportion is gay. Way more than 10%.
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    One in three Conservative Party members is gay. That thought always makes me feel better, somehow.
    I maintain that everyone's gay really.
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    (Original post by Madelyn)
    One in three Conservative Party members is gay. That thought always makes me feel better, somehow.
    I maintain that everyone's gay really.
    If it's 1 in 10.. then chances are one of the G8 is...

    Hmm, I always put that particular number at 2 :rolleyes:
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    The G8 or the Tories? The Tory figure is real, someone actually counted. So those are just the openly gay ones. I guess that's what comes of all-male boarding schools :rolleyes: (joke)
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    (Original post by Madelyn)
    The G8 or the Tories? The Tory figure is real, someone actually counted. So those are just the openly gay ones. I guess that's what comes of all-male boarding schools :rolleyes: (joke)
    The G8 of course :toofunny:
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    Ah, which two? I think Blair is, and I'd like to know that Sarko was.
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    (Original post by Madelyn)
    Ah, which two? I think Blair is, and I'd like to know that Sarko was.
    Hmm do I really need to point out which 2?
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    Oh, am I being a bit slow on the uptake? I still want it to be Sarkozy, dammit!
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    (Original post by zhivago)
    America is a microcosm of the world!
    china would be a more accurate microcosm for the world actually, as china has more than 1/6th of the world's population. i think that visesh was about right when he said 10% of the world's population are gay.

    look at it this way:

    there are just over 6.2 billion people in the world.

    therefore, worlds population = 109 x 6.2 = 6,200,000,000
    .:. 10% of 6.2 bil = 620 million (620,000,000).

    620 million people in the world are gay
    . that sounds about correct to me. so 1/10 is about correct.
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    (Original post by Whizz Kid)
    china would be a more accurate microcosm for the world actually, as china has more than 1/6th of the world's population. i think that visesh was about right when he said 10% of the world's population are gay.

    look at it this way:

    there are just over 6.2 billion people in the world.

    therefore, worlds population = 109 x 6.2 = 6,200,000,000
    .:. 10% of 6.2 bil = 620 million (620,000,000).

    620 million people in the world are gay
    . that sounds about correct to me. so 1/10 is about correct.
    i thought 1 in 3 people in the world are Chinese and China holds a population of 2 billion. considering america have about 500 million, 1 billion in china doesn't sound much. :confused:

    620 million people are gay! :eek: :eek:
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    where's SW when you need her?
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    (Original post by Flukey)
    i thought 1 in 3 people in the world are Chinese and China holds a population of 2 billion. considering america have about 500 million, 1 billion in china doesn't sound much. :confused:
    nah, china's population is around 1,306,313,812. although china has had a controlled birth rate, and death rate is in proportion, since the one child policy was enforced.

    (Original post by Flukey)
    620 million people are gay! :eek: :eek:
    the figure is definitely more than that. i was quite ignorant to think that only 620 million people are gay. they're are at least 635 million gay men (i wouldn't be surprised is the figure was another 10 million more than this tbh).
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    hmmm im still gonna maintain that its around 1%
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    I dont dislike gay people, but you do have to admit that in terms of evolution being gay is definitely an unbeneficial 'adaptation' or mutation so therefore could be counted as a disability.
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    (Original post by hjmorgstew)
    I dont dislike gay people, but you do have to admit that in terms of evolution being gay is definitely an unbeneficial 'adaptation' or mutation so therefore could be counted as a disability.
    Haha! Fantastic - I doff my cap...
 
 
 
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