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Why hasn't homosexuality been eradicated by natural selection?

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    (Original post by MediterraneanX)
    because its probably not genetic? Nature v nurture my friend, and it would appear nurture plays a stronger role.
    Except that there's no evidence for this. Not a single study has shown irrefutable evidence that the sexuality of the parents, the sexes of the parents, the attitudes toward homosexuality of the child's environment, sending the child to a single-sex school, the child's first sexual experiences have any influence at all on the sexuality of the child. The proportions of homosexuals to heterosexuals is essentially the same across the board in these situations compared to the broader population.
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    (Original post by Retrodiction)
    We don't. Pre-pubescent children largely don't know what their sexuality is, their parents don't really have any way of knowing, so we can hardly label them, can we? And irrespective of whether or not we label them, the determinants of sexuality are still going to be the same.
    I'm not sure that's true. I might not have had a word for it until later, but I was definitely gay by the time I was 6. If I had have had a word for it, then it would have been just another thing, rather than making me 'weird'.
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    I don't whether I should laugh at, pity, or put tape over the mouths of people who think that being homosexual is wrong, and unnatural. ¬_¬

    Homosexuality has been recorded is various creatures.
    AND in some cases (Swans) the offspring do better with two MALE parents because the males are better at defending their territory and therefore cygnets get a better chance at surving.

    IT IS NATURAL YOU IDIOTS!!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosex...ior_in_animals

    http://www.news-medical.net/news/2006/10/23/20718.aspx

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/s...new-study.html

    A museum in Oslo did an exhibition in 2007 about homosexual behaviour in animals. And hopes to try and dispel the myth that 'Homosexuality is against nature'
    http://www.nhm.uio.no/besok-oss/utst...index-eng.html
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    (Original post by CrazyPerson)
    A museum in Oslo did an exhibition in 2007 about homosexual behaviour in animals. And hopes to try and dispel the myth that 'Homosexuality is against nature'
    Homosexual orientation and identity is not the same as behavior.

    Almost everything we do or think as humans has social influences, ergo is not 'natural'.
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    (Original post by snozzle)
    Homosexual orientation and identity is not the same as behavior.

    Almost everything we do or think as humans has social influences, ergo is not 'natural'.
    That must go for being straight then.

    And don't try and argue that being straight is natural because that creates offspring.
    The links I posted show how male couples in animals 'steal' offspring to bring up as their own and they actually have a better chance of surviving because the offspring have two aggressive males fighting to protect them. Now these males obviously don't gain an genetic advantage as their genes aren't passed on. So why do they do it? Because it's NATURAL ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR.

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