The science of sexual orientation

For anyone having troubles with understanding non-heterosexual sexual orientation, here is a good overview of what is scientifically known:

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/science-behind-more-meaningful-understanding-sexual-orientation

The most interesting point in this article I find is that it suggests female relatives of homosexual males tend to have more children.  Homosexuality is not without its function in human procreation, as those who won’t have children can be good caretakers of other children within their family/community.

Whether you believe in intelligent design or if you understand evolution, this is something you should be aware of.  Homosexuality actually has its place in helping society.  It doesn’t appear to be a defect or a choice (for the most part anyways).  It seems to actually be quite natural and useful.

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2 Responses to The science of sexual orientation

  1. pinkagendist says:

    Evolutionary biology is fascinating. In this case we can point to real life examples that are very easy to understand. The female with more children has less resources, the gay child therefore contributes to the survival of the group by being less of a strain- and not enlarging the group.
    This translates to modern society as well. When my mother in law became ill with dementia, my partner and I were in the best position to care for her because our resources and time weren’t focused on rearing children.

  2. davidmcdonnoughfaithblog says:

    The article linked was a superficial ploy of rationalization. There were no actual facts, only a thick stack self-serving hypotheses. It appears the author cites future studies as the basis for today’s findings, which is absolutely not the way scientific findings occur. If the extremist left, pro-LGBT APA states that there is no clear scientific source of causation for homosexuality, the linked article absolutely could not overcome the non-findings.

    That said, no one has a right to judge another person’s identity and personal choices. It is imperative that we study and question another’s scientific findings.

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