Last updated on: 4/20/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

David Benkof, MA Biography

Title:
Political commentator
Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“While biology certainly plays a role in sexual behavior, no ‘gay gene’ has been found, and whatever natural-science data exists for inborn sexual orientations is preliminary and disputed. So to date, the totality of the scholarly research on homosexuality indicates gayness is much more socio-cultural than biological…

[S]exual orientations are specific to our culture, and thus not basic human nature. In tech-speak, that means being gay is in the software of some people’s lives, but it’s in nobody’s hardware.”

“Nobody Is ‘Born That Way,’ Gay Historians Say,” dailycaller.com, Mar. 19, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Political commentator
  • Founder, Press Pass Q
  • Founder and former Vice President, Q Syndicate
  • Former faculty member, Yeshivat Darche Noam/Shapell’s (Israel)
Education:
  • MA, Modern Jewish History, Stanford University
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @DavidBenkof
  • Born David Bianco
Quoted in:
  1. Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?