Dr Robert Spitzer apologises for 'fatally flawed' study, published in 2001, which claimed gay people could be 'cured' if properly motivated. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/19/h...st-apologizes-for-study-on-gay-cure.html?_r=1 A decade later, researcher apologizes for study suggesting gays can go straight with therapy - The Washington Post How One Flawed Study Spawned a Decade of Lies - Forbes It's pretty interesting to see him willing to repudiate his former work. That's science, I guess, although clearly the original study was flawed, and was likely accepted due to his authority, which is also supposedly screened out when using the scientific method. However... what will be interesting will be the reactions of the religious and conservative people who have a vested interest in the study being true. Science is able to discard old paradigms, theories and ideas when they are replaced. Given how long ideas like creationism have remained part of conservative American politics, and how disproven studies have lingered in that field, I suspect this study will similarly remain at the forefront of their thinking. Your thoughts?