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Old 11-26-2007, 11:38 PM
ALawPoker ALawPoker is offline
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Default Re: Homosexuality and natural selection

This is the thread that keeps on giving.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:39 AM
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If homosexuality is genetic (trendy view nowadays and one I actually agree with), now that it is increasingly ok to come out of the closet, won't homosexuality be naturally selected out? (i.e the gay gene won't be passed on). In past generations homosexuality was repressed and so gay people were forced into child-producing hetrosexual relationships. As that changes, will homosexuality be naturally selected out?

[/ QUOTE ]No because the genes that typically would make a guy gay, could make a female more attractive. There probably isn't just one "gay gene", but a number of genes in combination with environmental factors.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:09 PM
PokrLikeItsProse PokrLikeItsProse is offline
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Another possibility is that a recessive "gay gene" confers some sort of survival advantage in heterozygous individuals. What that might be I have no idea (better fashion sense gives males with one copy of gay gene a better chance of getting laid? :-) ).


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Clearly, there exist genes that give people a higher sex drive and impel them to have more sex and procreate more than other people. An over-concentration of these genes causes people to sexually target members of the same sex rather than the opposite sex as with normal heterosexuals.

OK, maybe not, but that at least sounds plausible, right?
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:41 PM
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Default Re: Homosexuality and natural selection

K, seriously, did anyone even bother reading my first response? Jesus. I feel so.. so.. so.. neglected!!!
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