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To: T Ruth

Two ways to resolve homosexuality with Darwinism:

1. Genetic variation- every so often a person is born with a genetic combination that predisposes to homosexuality. While these particular individuals are out of the gene pool, the genes (in other combinations) continue to survive in the species.
2. The Rat City experiments (where the government spent tons of money to prove that, if you shove too many rats in a cage, they go crazy) showed that when overpopulated, rats started buggering each other. Possibly a species response to overpopulaton?

"If you put too many rats in a cage, they go crazy. Man is the only animal that willingly does this to himself."
-Mark Twain


32 posted on 10/01/2004 10:40:09 PM PDT by Ostlandr (Nationalist, small-r republican, fiscal conservative, social liberal, pagan. NOT a Bush partisan!)
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To: Ostlandr
1. I am not sure I follow this point. To the extent I understand it, I think that darwinists would say that any gene or combination of genes which confers a competitive disadvantage will over time inexorably lose the competition for survival, and cease to be replicated. The real game for a comitted darwinist who wants to show a genetic basis for homosexuality would be to show that homosexuality confers a competitive advantage(!). Otherwise, it would be merely a genetic "disease," like, e.g., Gaucher disease, which under the operation of natural selection must eventually disappear; not to mention that calling homosexuality a genetic disease would be politically incorrect.

2. Homosexuality may be a behavioral adaptation to overcrowding, but it is obviously not a necessary adaptation.

37 posted on 10/02/2004 12:27:05 PM PDT by T Ruth
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