Re: Gay Extropians!!!

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 21:25:56 MDT

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:

> Imagine a gay praying mantis. It would probably live longer than hetero
> mantises...

Not necessarily. Suppose he was copulating with another gay mantis.
After sex, the receptor mantis would devour the head of his companion.
The notion of gay mantises lends an entirely new meaning to the term
"giving head".

{8^D sorry couldnt resist that one.

> I've heard that ancient Roman legions relied upon gay warriors who bonded in
> fighting units. Two gay Roman centurions would fight back-to-back...

After quietly listening to the exchange on this topic, I submit this notion:
that there is some yet unknown mechanical/genetic explanation for
homosexuality that is a completely random event. It comes from inheriting
the genital configuration from one parent and the sexual orientation
from the other, and that the probability of this is about 5% regardless
of other factors. I have had gay friends tell me they were gay since
as far back as their earliest memories, cases where twin boys were
raised identically as far as anyone could tell, yet only one is gay. It
must be something genetic, decided at the moment of conception.

It is easy to see how societies with gays would have advantages
over those that do not, however the above notion would suggest
that *all* human societies have about the same percent gay, therefor
no group selection advantage there. spike

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