Re: Miss Pop Ulation (was: population, homosexuality)

Dan Fabulich (
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 12:34:32 -0500 (EST)

Look, I was going to write about this earlier, but I feel like I can't help but mention something about it now. If homosexuality was some recessive trait which was advantageous in the heterozygous form, we'd be seeing a LOT more homosexuality than we actually do. "1 in 4, maybe more" would be true everywhere, all across the world, and bluntly, it's just not. It would surprise me a Great Deal if some kind of "gay gene" were ever found that provided some heterozygous advantage.

Homosexuality is no better nor worse morally than being heterosexual. But you're fooling yourself if you think that homosexuality provides some GENETIC advantage. That's not the point; never was, never will be.


-unless you love someone-
-nothing else makes any sense-

e.e. cummings