At 10:25 PM 7/11/98 -0400, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
>Maybe not. It is well documented that rats in an overcrowded cage start
>producing more homosexual rats. This seems to be a normal (genetic?)
>reaction to over-population. In the modern, over-populated world, it
>would make sense that the same factors could kick in to slowdown human
>over-population. If this is the case, it may be the breeding population
>that keeps increasing the population beyond sustainable levels who are
>overriding the natural programming with memetic ideals.
I think there are a couple of errors here:
In humans, the "gay gene" exists in an equilibrium with those of other sexual stratedgies, increasing its share in small societies where the increased disease risk that this strategy brings is not a large factor, decreasing when the opposite is true. Presumedly something similar is going on with the rats....
-Bradley Felton firstname.lastname@example.org