Darwin And Homosexuality
Darwin is a silly old man. Coloquial enough for you? 😆
Ok but seriously… here goes *deep breath*
This study finds a connection between homosexuality and the reproductive abilities of the female gender.
Darwinist theories have been used in the past to rebuke a genetic causation of homosexuality because homosexual people can not naturally have children and therefore do not have any real benifit to the population (from a social Darwinism perspective) – they are the weakest link.
However, a whole bunch of people, (who funnily enough all have surnames starting with C) found that women related to homosexuals from the maternal line (ie: biologically related through a female decendant) have higher rates of reproductive sucsess. This is not true for those related through the paternal line, or in other words, through a male decendant.
The C researches have decided that homosexuality does not in fact refute the accuracy of Darwins theories because homosexuality in males (genetically linked, in part to the X-Chromosome) increases reproductive sucsess in females and it is therefore reproductivly useful to have gay males in the family (oh aren’t I lucky?) so they will not die out.
Later studies suggest that the link between the reproductive sucess, of non-homosexual women related to homosexual men is more prevalant in the paternal line than perveiously thought (does this mean the first study could be, oh my goodnesss, like…. wrong?!!). These results tend to contradict each other a little bit because the first study says the correlation between reproductive sucsess and being related to a homosexual was only through the maternal line and the second study says its through both. So, in order to find out more reseaarchers will need to do further studies using more people over a wider geographical area.
The reseachers of this particular study, studied the family trees of 250 families, of which, 152 familes had a homosexual male/s in the ranks. The results confimed the findings of all the C researches in the first study (that having a gay male in the family increases reproductive sucsess through the maternal line). The study in question adds to the previous reseach by finding that reproduction is more sucsesful even in mothers who are pregnant for the first time or only have one child. The study found no link between being related to a gay male and reproductive sucsess through the paternal line.
So while male homosexuality is reproductivly hostile (ie: gay males can’t biologically have children) the gentic component in the X chrosome that creates homosexuality (in part) premotes redroductive sucsess in females.
Sandy’s notes: the implication here is it could work both ways. If all the women related to you through a female decendant have high rates of reproduction you have more likelihood of being gay.
Interesting that it doesn’t include lesbianism…. How Queen Victoria of them.
So just to tie it all up, the study is really trying to say that the continued prevalance of male homosexuality does not negate the validity of Darwins theories of evolution or survival of the fittest because male homosexuals serve a useful purpose in pro-creation even if they themselves are not doing the pro-creating. Doesn’t it just make you guys feel all warm and fuzzy inside, knowing you have done your bit for humanity? 😆
Maybe no one else here is as much of a nerd as I am, but I have the two other studies in my archives somewhere at home. I think they might be in storage… I can send them to you if anyone wants them… but you have to want them alot and be very, very greatful because its going to take alot of manpower to find them. 😆 This is what I get for being old fashioned and having paper copies insted of saving everything digitally.
Oh and sorry about the spelling mistakes…