Originally posted by moranity1
heres the arguement:
homosexuality is essential for homosapiens surval because it eases competition for partners of the opposite sex, releaving conflict that occurs when
partners are scarse, and still allowing reproduction when essential, as homosexuals can engage in heterosexual sex when essential for survival..
so homosexuality is essential because it has allowed small societies to survive when competition for mates would have otherwise destroyed them.
I haven't read all the posts, because I started to and the topic began to change to a different matter that I really didn't want to get involved in,
so i'm gonna stick to ths OP's comment instead.
Let me first start by saying, for the record, I am a Heterosexual man. I have Homosexual friends and have no issue with what they do. My comments are
not born from a dislike or even like, its indifference.
Indifference in the way that if two people love and care for each other, then personally I care not what genetalia each has, (nor should anyone else
for that matter) that doesn't define the person. Honestly(i know this is a little of topic, but its clarifying where my opinion is coming from)
though, i hate when a homosexual says 'This is what I am' because it isn't. If sexual preference is your only defining characteristic, thus the
'This is what I am' statement rings true, you truly need to re-evaluate your life.
Anyway, the Topic at hand.
Firstly, Homosexual behaviour is not essential to the survival of the Homosapiens, the only essential combination is man/woman for procreation.
That is not me saying one is better than the other, just that one is essential, the other, i truly believe, is a natural course for any large
Every Animal has the instinct to search out what they are best suited for in a 'mate'. This does, in my opinion, ring true for Homosexuals as well.
Another reason your argument is flawed, is 'relieving conflict' comment.
This is not so. Animals need that conflict, its part of the dance of procreation. As a species we should be looking for the best, strongest most fit
to parent our children, there is no set rules on what makes the best parents, thus everyone looks for something different in the mate, but the
conflict is needed.
Also the notion that Homosexuality emerges in societies where there is a lacking in one of the sexes is completely wrong too. Now if you can show me
some authentic verifiable data that in Homosapien societies, when one sex largely out numbers another, then Homosexuality becomes rife in that
situation, I will gladly read it, but I really don't think you will find it.
However, if we takes some statistics that we know for the glocal record, maybe that will show where your argument falls.
If we estimate the ballpark figure of 7,000,000,000,000 people live on this planet and we divide that by the % of men and women we get
Men - 3486000000000
Women - 3514000000000
In the 48/52% split of the gen pop in favour of women.
Next we take the Gay Statistics(Taken from West Yorkshire Mesmac Group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Transvestite) whic show that the
current standard for Gay People is 10% of the population....thats one in ten people are gay.
So, if we take the understanding that Homosexuals are born in a societal need to 'cover' more of one sex, its safe to assume in general there are
more Lesbians than Gay Men, because there are more women in general.
However, another Statistic from WY Mesmac Group for G/L/Bi/TG and TV, shows that averagely speaking 63% of all Homosexuals are infact Gay Men.
This does not tally with your implication as there are more women in total, but % wise, there arefewer Lesbians.
Any, this is off topic, but writing this made me think of a classic 'Friends' Line.
Joey: Hey Ross. If Homosapiens, were infact Homosapiens
, is that why they died out?
Ross: Joe, Homosapiens are people.
Joey: Hey, i'm not judging.
Love one another for who they are, not what they prefer between the sheets