Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Evolution and Homosexuality

When studying the history of psychology, we often talk about Sir Frances Galton and his controversial theory of Eugenics. The practice of eugenics, the selective breeding of eminent individuals to enhance the human race, is widely debated. Similarly, Darwin’s theory of evolution is also quite relevant when discussing our ability to pass on the most desirable traits. No doubt Darwin’s approach is much more, shall I say, natural, than Galton’s; however, they both have a gapping hole in their theory. Where do gay individuals fit into the equation? If the goal of our entire species is to procreate and produce virile and robust offspring to pass on our superior genes, how is it that homosexuals are still around and not extinct? An interesting article addressing this issue can be found on Psychology Today.

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