Homosexuality: It's about survival – not sex | James O'Keefe | TEDxTallaght

This passionate talk from Dr. James O’Keefe MD gives us a deeply personal and fascinating insight into why homosexuality is indeed a necessary and extraordinarily useful cog in nature’s wheel of perfection.

James H O’Keefe MD, is a Board Certified Cardiologist and Director of both the Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center and the Preventive Cardiology service at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute. He is also Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His postgraduate training included a cardiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr O’Keefe is board-certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, and Cardiac CT Imaging. He is consistently ranked among the ‘Top Doctor’ lists regionally and nationally as one of America’s Top Rated Physicians in Cardiology. He has been named as one of USA Today’s Most Influential Doctors. Dr O’Keefe has contributed more than 300 articles to the medical literature and has authored best-selling cardiovascular books for health professionals including: The Complete Guide to ECGs (which is used for Cardiology Board Certification), Dyslipidemia Essentials, and Diabetes Essential.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


32 thoughts on “Homosexuality: It's about survival – not sex | James O'Keefe | TEDxTallaght

  1. Dude …You failed him… Your 1st hunch is often right…The litany of rationalizations you launch into is somehow heart-rending….in its total futility….Sad….So sad…

  2. What an absolute rubbish. This guy is insane I swear . Although I don't believe in evolution since it has more holes than a Swiss cheese but let's just say it's right . Evolution is all about adapting and transcending in order to multiply (reproduction) and live (strong feeds on the weak). Homosexuality is a weakness when it comes to reproduction and that's a major flaw . So please don't tell me it's natural . It's a social handicap

  3. “A useful cog in nature’s wheel of perfection”!?!?! WTH!?!?!? An MD who doesn’t know biology!. What an oxymoron! It doesn’t matter whether one believes in a God or evolution. Even the lowest IQ can understand that a species cannot continue through homosexuality. Even if you don’t believe in God, evolution has chosen that the male and female of the species will propagate itself. Evolution has decided nature for us. We are not seahorses. We are human and that is how humans evolved if you believe in evolution. It is anything but natural for man to be with men and women to be with women. It is the height of lunacy to deny biology and scientific facts of reproduction.

    If you believe in God, well it is a fools errand to try to prove that God would approve of that lifestyle when he condemns it, over and over, in his word.

    The people that defend this lifestyle are those that deny reason and choose to live according to their own feelings regardless of scientific facts. These are the people that think a man can be a woman just because he feels like one. Or a woman can be a man just because she feels like one. This is insanity. There is no better way to say this. Run from these liars. They will destroy your brain.

    I don’t deny feelings. But feelings should never have the last word. Feelings are fickle. Feelings often lie to us.

    I feel more comfortable around women. That doesn’t make me a woman. And it doesn’t make me want to be a woman.

  4. Ich schwöre du kotzt mich richtig an ,
    Du sagst grade das dein Sohn schwul wurde weil deine Frau krebs hatte ……hoffentlich gesund geworden
    Ohne witz liest bitte was ich schrieb unten , aber er nennt nur kurz das mit den Frauen (lesbisch) sein talk ist lächerlich, da er danach nicht mehr drauf eingeht
    Ich verstehe dass er ihn "eigentlich" loben möchte , aber für mich zeigt er einfach fast dass schlimmste an uns drecksmenschen
    mir wird echt schlecht grade

    Ys Lloyd
    Your sincerely Lloyd
    to the Ted community

  5. Nine times out of ten homosexuality stems from abuse, molestation, childhood trauma. The media influences impressionable young, fatherless children into an unnatural lifestyle.

  6. What a bunch of pseudoscience coming from a "scientist". I guess he has had a lot of mental gymnastics to do to absolve himself of any guilt for his son's mental issues

  7. This guy is living proof that human ingenuity can argue anything and turn mud into prickly pears, and still make sense, and so it is that it depends who your audience is. He has every right to sell what he likes and I love him but I'm not buying it.

  8. Oh God… when he said "I know my son is exactly who he is meant to be" I released a few tears. That is what every LGBT+ person needs to hear. Thank you for delivering this talk.

  9. Romans 1: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

  10. This guy said homosexuality was designed by nature. Sorry nothing is designed things just survive and that is the so called evolution. Homosexuals are less than 5% of the population that doesnt make any difference in favour of humanity. And many argue that if homosexuality doesn't have a meaning it woukdnt exist. Ok cancer and dwarfism doesnt neither.

  11. The American Founding Fathers, in envisioning a republic, looked to the ancient Greeks for some of their most important political ideas. According to Allan Bloom, it is no accident that the Greeks, as our political progenitors, also gave homosexuality a place in their culture: an element of homoeroticism is necessary in the functioning of a legislative body. It would follow that to persecute homosexuality threatens the health and stability of our polity.

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