Re: Gay Extropians!!!

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 13:49:43 MDT wrote:
> I'd like to reframe the dicussion of Gay issues on this list bi
> interjecting the following idea... does Gay and Lesbian culture serve a
> evolutionarily useful (even Extropianistic) function in society? Those of
> us who work in the computer/internet industry know that we are perhaps the
> most vocal and tolerant industry in terms of GLBT concerns. As well as a
> large number of GLBT leaders in this evolutionary field from Turing all
> the way to Mark Pesce...
> Timothy Leary wrote: "Since homosexuality has always been a part of every
> society, you have to assume that there is something necessary, correct
> and valid - genetically natural - about it."
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> My question: Does Gay (GLBT included) culture serve an Extropianistic role
> in human society?
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I have often wondered if maybe there is some genetic switch, much like those
found in Swamp Eels and some frogs with the ability to change gender whenever
there are too many of one gender in the population, where in human populations
that reach some level of social/population stress will tend to produce more
gay/lesbian members in order to reduce population growth....

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