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Author Topic:   Is homosexuality a natural response to large populations?
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Message 10 of 44 (108705)
05-16-2004 9:28 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by Brad
05-16-2004 6:13 PM

There is a sorta theory about the possibilities of there being several genes controlling homosexuality. Basically if you have some of these genes you may become a more caring father etc etc, and hence have more offspring (the reason they havent just been bred out) however if you have a certain number, and maybe raised in a certain way then you become homosexual.

Personally i can see the merits of this theory, but i reckon theres more to it than this.

As far as it being a response to overpopulation, even if it there was a way the human body monitored population levels, surely a simple single gene with no other function would literally wipe itself out first time it was expressed, and be no use as a continuous method of control?


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