The Use of Reason is a blog that takes a common sense view of society and its problems. I try to look at things not from the standpoint of whether the issue has an R or a D next to it, but instead from the perspective of a rational human being trying to solve problems. Oddly enough, the common sense, practical perspective usually ends up being the conservative one. If you'd like a sane, average-Joe's point of view, check out the blog.
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Monday, March 28, 2016
DNA Research and the Causes of Homosexuality
I happened upon a report today on a great and interesting website I will link to below. The article deals with the causes of homosexuality and the virtual nonexistence of such behavior in hunter-gatherer societies, to the point that tribes may not even have words to describe what it is. The author points out that diet and stress levels in the mother (which affect her hormonal production and therefore the fetus) are vastly different in hunter-gatherer societies and modern agricultural societies. He also responds to the genetic argument quite well, stating that the same markers which some associate with homosexuality exist in hunter-gatherer societies but do not result in homosexual behavior.
I was just blown away by the fact that any research existed refuting the normalcy of homosexual behavior and its universality among humans. Read the article yourself and tell me what you think in the comments section.