Re: Gay Extropians!!!

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 15:00:17 MDT wrote:
> > > 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?

Yes, as a matter of fact. I think that studies I've seen showing higher than
average IQ are interesting, and the traditional role of the lifelong bachelor
philosopher/scientist (in or out of the priesthood) being free of family
obligations to pursue the quest for knowledge. However, I think this is sort of
a chicken/egg argument. Is it because more geniuses are free thinkers that they
become gay (or realize they are gay), or that more gays become free thinkers and
more imaginative because they apply the same more-breaking tools that led to
their 'outing' (personally or socially) to other things the world considers

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