Homosexual behavior in primates
ram at mbisgi.umd.edu
Wed Nov 15 15:34:14 EST 1995
Graeme Cumming (mi95gc at medicine.newcastle.edu.au) wrote:
>In article <47rfug$egl at hecate.umd.edu>, ram at mbisgi.umd.edu (Ram Samudrala) says:
>>Assuming what you say is true, this does not account for the fact that
>>most people do indeed practice a certain kind. I presume the number
>>of heterosexuals who have not engaged in a homosexual relationships
>>plus the number of heterosexuals who have not at all engaged in a
>>heterosexual relationship are far fewer than the number of people who
>>have engaged in both sorts (whatever the reasons).
>Hang on, let me get that straight.
>"the number of heterosexuals who have not engaged in a homosexual
>relationships ... are far fewer than the number of people who
>have engaged in both sorts "
Right. Where both sorts = "both homosexual and heterosexual."
>i.e. #homosexuals > #heterosexuals
>(Defining homosexuals as being those who have ever participated
>in homosexual activity and heterosexuals as those who have never
>participated in homosexual activity)
Yes, but I am not comparing homosexuals and heterosexuals. I am saying:
#hetersexuals > #bisexuals
#homosexuals > #bisexuals
The first statement to me is more obvious than the second, but I think
both are true. Where bisexual is defined as those who have
participated in homosexual and heterosexual relationships (this is
somewhat different from "activity", mind you and I prefer to use
"relationships" instead of "activity").
>Forgive me for quoting Time magazine, but I do have a copy in
>which the number of exclusively homosexual men was approx. 1%,
>that for ever participating in homosexual activity was approx
Of the whole sample? Well, depending on how you read it (which issue
is this?), it might make my second statement (#homosexuals>
#bisexuals) not true. But I believe the first is very true. Why is
this is the scientific quesstion.
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