There’s Science Behind Your Gayness
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Potential Evolutionary Role for Same-Sex Attraction ScienceDaily (Feb. 4, 2010) — Male homosexuality doesn’t make complete sense from an evolutionary point of view. It appears that the trait is heritable, but because homosexual men are […]
I remember reading a study on homosexuality in the animal kingdom. Basically the same as above, the researchers found that the homosexual couples provided a stronger infrastructure for the survival of the species.
-Two male guardians being stronger and more mathematically likely to successfully bring up young compared to one male alone.
-Less competition for available females without loss of strength/protection in the group.
-Some couples “adopt” abandoned young allowing more of the population to survive.
-In other cases (birds in the study) one of the males will mate with a female who’ll then surrender the egg to the couple to allow her genetic material a stronger chance of survival.
Funnily enough all the materials I’ve read focus on male homosexuality. Haven’t heard/read a thing about Females. Hmmm
It makes sense from the perspective of a survival of a tribe (or an “extended family”) if there are some members who do not produce offspring (the proverbial “mouths to feed”) but nonetheless are able to contribute to the wellbeing of the group. From an evolutionary perspective, it seems like it may be beneficial to have a smaller number of better fed and better defended (and educated etc.) offspring per each adult member of the community, than a greater number of malnourished ones.
I think this is the same reason why many societies had some sort of celibate “priesthood” caste – to ensure there is a certain number of “altruistic” providers who didn’t need to provide for their own offspring (and also could explain why there are many parallels or links in many societies between “queer” people and shamans, medicine men, priests etc.)
Fuck that I’m not taking care of anyone’s kids