evolutionary advantages of homosexual inclinations

Keith Christoffers christkh at umdnj.edu
Sun Mar 9 15:15:09 EST 1997


On Fri, 07 Mar 1997 12:37:20 +0100, michael <wichm at xs4all.nl> wrote:

>Are there scientific or theorethical arguments that homosexual
>inclinations are a benefit for species?
>
>I remember to have read once that it is assumed that homosexual
>inclinations of a male has the benefit of staying out of competition
>with heterosexual males and stay alert to danger while a heterosexual
>male is involved in copulation with a female.
>
>He can warn the copulating two if an agressive enemy is approaching.
>
>As far as homosexual inclinations are present amongst most animal
>species there must be an evolutionary advantage from this.
>
>Appreciate advice.
>
>Alexander Wichmoon


Is there any species that you know of in which such a phenomenon is
present.  Do you see homosexual apes aiding in the copulation of
heterosexual apes? I don't know, it's not a loaded question.

Keith Christoffers




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