The anterior hypothalamus of the brain participates in the regulation of male-typical sexual behavior. The volumes of four cell groups in this region [interstitial nuclei of the anterior hypothalamus (INAH) 1, 2, 3, and 4] were measured in postmortem tissue from three subject groups: women, men who were presumed to be heterosexual, and homosexual men. No differences were found between the groups in the volumes of INAH 1, 2, or 4. As has been reported previously, INAH 3 was more than twice as large in the heterosexual men as in the women. It was also, however, more than twice as large in the heterosexual men as in the homosexual men. This finding indicates that INAH is dimorphic with sexual orientation, at least in men, and suggests that sexual orientation has a biological substrate.
I'm a little surprised to see you dismiss the value of someones opinion on the basis of potentially being a "convicted felon" . Quite a few of us might be convicted felons if the copyright maximalists get their way.
Does being convicted according to an (at any given time or location) arbitrary set of rules mean we lose our ability to reason ? Our will to change unjust laws?
Let his argument stand or fall on it's own merits.
I'd like to point you towards the Techdirt Search function. It's towards the top right hand corner. If you enter ACTA in to the little white box there and then press the button next to it you'll see roughly 250 articles since 2008.
"Finally, we expressed some skepticism about the overall effectiveness of the idea. The PRS proposal posits the existence of a "Moral Majority" for whom Traffic Lights will work. The system will perform the crucial role of "establishing a distinction between good and bad in the minds of users, which we hope will be enough to deter 90 percent of users from accessing problem sites."
No doubt the right light tick would scare some consumers away. But what about rebellious types, we asked, who might see a red tick as a badge of honor?
"Oh yes," Hooper agreed. "I think there will be people that deliberately go for a red light. We're realistic about this proposal—this will not eradicate piracy. What it will do is signpost to the vast majority of people who want to find legal/licensed content a great way of doing so. It will help promote those sites that have chosen to go down the route of paying creators and performers and the more traffic they experience the better for content owners and also for their own sites in terms of search rankings."
The PRS document does point out that the red light/green light system will create a "vital" distinction will provide the "bedrock" for "an escalating series of measures to deal with the remaining determined offenders."