evolutionary advantages of homosexual inclinations

Lucas McCaw lmccaw at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
Wed Mar 19 02:40:43 EST 1997


On Thu, 13 Mar 1997 01:43:46 GMT, christkh at umdnj.edu (Keith
Christoffers) wrote:

>That's kind of interesting about the promiscuous apes, are you saying
>that they're homosexual?  I think that bit about the lack of violence
>may be a little far fetched.  Recently it has been brought to the
>publics attention that information involving violent behavior of
>primates has been squelched and supressed to some degree.  I remember
>reading somewhere that non human primates had a 1000 fold higher
>amount of primate-acide than humans.  I guess you can't use the word
>murder because that would show a certain degree of intention.


	Bonobos have been studied in the wild, and often members of
the same sex would engage in homosexual behavior.  It is thought that
may be a form of dominance, having to do the social structure of these
animals.




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