Re: Atheism and homosexua

Albert Himoe (
22 Aug 1996 04:42:53 GMT

To: shaad@leland.Stanford.EDU (Shaad M. Ahmad)
Subject: Re: Atheism and homosexua

>> These arguments, while simplistic, do not take into account notions
> such as kin selection. For instance, if a particular allele of a gene leads
> one individual carrying it to sacrifice herself in order to save several
> of her siblings or close relatives
> for.

> I fail to see why a similar argument cannot be made in the case of
> homosexuality in humans.

I believe this argument has been made, by Edward Wilson. It seems a
bit far-fetched to me. You would have to postulate a large role of
homosexuals in promoting the reproduction of siblings. I don't see it.

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