Jun 25, 2010
commented on Why The Stranger Accepted the Ad on Page 15 of This Week's Paper
For more on where Hutcherson was pulling his statistics from, this is an overview on the research of Paul Cameron compiled by a professor of psychology @ UC DAVIS.
Along with a number of links to other examinations of Cameron's extremely questionable work, the professor provides a systematic analysis of Cameron's major studies and why they do not in the least bit accurately reflect any population other than the extremely small and selective one sampled.
"in one of their 1996 papers, Cameron and Cameron identified 17 respondents from the combined 1983-84 samples who claimed to have a homosexual parent. The questionnaire responses of these 17 people were scrutinized for various negative experiences, such as reporting incestuous relations with a parent (5 reported such incest). From these data, Cameron and Cameron concluded that 29% (5/17) of children with a homosexual parent have incestuous relations with a parent, compared to 0.6% of the children of heterosexuals, and that "having a homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the risk of incest with a parent by a factor of about 50."
This bulls**t is the kind of data Hutcherson is making his claims with. nice.