Re: Gay Extropians!!!

Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 14:28:50 MDT

> > 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."
> >
> > **************************************************************************
> > My question: Does Gay (GLBT included) culture serve an Extropianistic role
> > in human society?
> > **************************************************************************
> 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....

That is actaully, exactly NOT what I am getting at here. For example, the
role of Gay Artist or Gay Philosopher is pretty common. My question,
is... just as a bee colony produces worker bees, warrior bees, a queen
bee, etc... perhaps evolution produces Gay people for the advantage of
the society they are in. For example, because GLBTers don't bring the same
perceptions about relationships, they are more likely to introduce new and
novel social memes. ... Any ideas about this?

- Eric

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