The Gay Gene

There’s a good Op-Ed article (requires free NYT registration) in today’s New York Times, by Steven Pinker, the author of How the Mind Works and The Blank Slate, two of my favorite books.  He brings up an interesting point about natural selection.  If homosexuality is genetic, as it is being proven, how come it has not been selected out a long time ago?  The answer must lie in some other advantages inherent to homosexual animals.  Pinker points out a few possible answers, but leaves it there.

I am curious to see how the right-wing, religious, anti-science lobby will respond.  I find it appalling that in 2005, this is a discussion topic in the US.

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