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To: dr huer

I agree, and it really doesn't have much to do with the theory of evolution. If homosexuality were actually genetic, homosexuality would have ceased to exist thousands of years ago due to the fact that the gene would have disappeared through the elimination of reproduction.


14 posted on 11/19/2005 8:13:06 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee
If homosexuality were actually genetic, homosexuality would have ceased to exist thousands of years ago due to the fact that the gene would have disappeared through the elimination of reproduction.

Well, no, because in past generations there was no discrete social category for homosexuality. Everyone was expected to marry and reproduce, and most gave it a whack, although there were certainly many complaints about some of the effeminate husbands of the upper classes who sired heirs but fooled around with other men and neglected their wives.

20 posted on 11/19/2005 8:32:37 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: wagglebee

>>If homosexuality were actually genetic, homosexuality would have ceased to exist thousands of years ago due to the fact that the gene would have disappeared through the elimination of reproduction.<<

This isn't necessarily true. What if the carriers of the gene still engaged in heterosexual, pro-creation behavior either in addition to homosexual behavior or in spite of their homosexual pre-disposition, if applicable.

I don't think it is beyond the realm of possibility to have an ingrained (or is that spelled with an "e"?) predisposition to certain forms of behavior, including homosexual behavior. But the key is to think of homosexuality in behavioral terms, because that is what it is: behavior.


22 posted on 11/19/2005 8:37:56 PM PST by 1L
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