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  •  I always thought.... (4+ / 0-)

    ....the evolutionary reason must be something like that, and that it holds true for animals as well as humans -- which is why same-sex attraction is found in so many species. Nature's a vicious beast, and lots of children lose parents. What better than to make sure there's a reserve?

    "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

    by sagesource on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 05:07:04 PM PST

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    •  It's very much an open question (0+ / 0-)

      what the evolutionary significance of homosexuality is, if any.  When people tell you otherwise, ask them what their evidence for the hypothesis actually is.

      There are also other hypotheses out there, like balancing selection on sexual characteristics.  To my knowledge none are really past the hypothesis stage

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 10:01:42 PM PST

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    •  It is my understanding that (0+ / 0-)

      sexes evolved, ie., originally there were no sexes and individuals could reproduce asexually and the sexes evolved in order, or so that the gene pool would be more diverse. Individual what is the question and certainly this goes way back. There was an article I read on the web years ago recommended by an evolutionary biologist that made it quite clear, but I have been unable to dig it up.

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