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.
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.