I have tried to avoid the whole 'does the Bible condemn homosexuality' forum as I have heard things got a bit out of hand...so I decided to post an idea I had on my way home from school today.
Christians are always telling us that we can tell a civilization is about to fall when homosexuality is condoned by the state, it's sort of a barometer if you will. My idea then is this, what if homosexuality is a recessive trait that is expressed when a need arises to help stabilize a growing population. One of the Christian arguments is that you don't see homosexuality as prominently in young civilizations, they have their Biblical inspired reasons but my real point is that maybe it's because those civilizations are still growing and need to continue to reproduce at an exponential rate, once a civilization has reached equilibrium and can no longer continue to expand, it needs a natural way to curb the population, hence homosexuality. It's not often that a homosexual population will continue to reproduce. Homosexuality offers all of the sexual and intimate benefits of a heterosexual relationship without increasing the population.
I have no idea if this has any scientific validity, but it was a thought I had on the train on my way back from class. Any ideas? Any major flaws? All comments appreciated.
p.s. sorry if I offend anyone, that is obviously not my intent
This message has been edited by Shadow, 05-14-2004 03:52 PM
Thanks for the replies, my thought in thinking it's recessive came from some reading where I thought that the 'gay' gene was a recessive gene on the X chromosone...same as male patter baldness. Maybe I misread or that was just plain wrong. It seemed to me an explination that might benifit from some more exploring...Sorry I can't post more often, I'll revise my line of thinking and post at a later time. I am in the process of moving. Thanks again for the replies