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28-10-2012, 04:06 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution
(26-10-2012 07:26 PM)Thomas Wrote:  I like to use Homosexuality as an example of how evolution works.
No designer would design an animal to be homosexual if he wanted it to replicate.
Evolution is random chance followed by survival to pass on the genes.
Homosexuals will always exist in human society as heterosexuals will produce some percentage of homosexuals .
Mother Nature doesn't plan, she just throws out a range of possibilities.
What works, works. What does not does not.
So why don't homosexuals go extinct? Because sexual preference is random enough and homosexuality is closer to heterosexuality than most believe.
As most women are attracted to men, as men to women, naturally humans have crossover - women to women, men to men. It happens and will continue to happen as long as any human has a sex drive.

This is why the fundie will not admit homosexuals are born this way. The designer would never design such a person. Spoiler alert: There is no designer. Duh!

Thats maybe a little simple, homosexuality in a species is a reaction to over population. At least there's a study of homosexuality in rodent populations increasing with population overcrowding. Lemmings I believe, were the subject. This was a paper a flat mate was reading some 20+ years ago, so Im just guessing. Anywhoo, the crux of the paper was that as population pressure on the enviroment increases incidents of homosexuality increase, this lowers birth rate, reduces population pressure and incidents of homosexuality decreases. In this way, the individual homosexual animal may not pass on its genes, but the genes of the species have a more favourable chance of propogating. No idea how worthy the paper was, only know it was part of my flat mates HND course, but I remember talking it over with him and others and its always stuck with me, in paticular it got me over the hump of understanding how evolution can and does work not just on the individual, but on groups.

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Resistance to evolution - Chas - 26-10-2012, 08:38 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Bucky Ball - 26-10-2012, 09:05 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - DLJ - 26-10-2012, 09:11 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Vera - 26-10-2012, 09:19 AM
Resistance to evolution - Erxomai - 26-10-2012, 09:47 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Chas - 26-10-2012, 10:07 AM
Resistance to evolution - Erxomai - 26-10-2012, 10:10 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Bucky Ball - 26-10-2012, 10:19 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Xinoftruden - 26-10-2012, 10:43 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - amyb - 26-10-2012, 03:19 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - GirlyMan - 26-10-2012, 03:23 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - TrulyX - 26-10-2012, 03:53 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Chas - 27-10-2012, 03:23 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - TrulyX - 27-10-2012, 05:39 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Chas - 27-10-2012, 06:17 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - TrulyX - 28-10-2012, 11:16 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Thomas - 26-10-2012, 07:26 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Humakt - 28-10-2012 04:06 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - ClydeLee - 27-10-2012, 06:38 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - fstratzero - 27-10-2012, 07:45 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Chas - 28-10-2012, 08:37 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - DLJ - 28-10-2012, 09:52 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - fstratzero - 28-10-2012, 10:06 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Free Thought - 27-10-2012, 09:05 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Grassy Knoll - 27-10-2012, 09:27 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Vera - 28-10-2012, 06:37 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - I and I - 28-10-2012, 02:02 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Chas - 28-10-2012, 02:06 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - I and I - 28-10-2012, 07:32 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - fstratzero - 28-10-2012, 08:59 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Vera - 28-10-2012, 02:18 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Chas - 28-10-2012, 03:46 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - lucradis - 28-10-2012, 05:00 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Bucky Ball - 28-10-2012, 07:55 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - I and I - 28-10-2012, 07:58 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - fstratzero - 28-10-2012, 08:50 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - I and I - 28-10-2012, 09:19 PM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Phaedrus - 29-10-2012, 12:51 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - fstratzero - 29-10-2012, 01:46 AM
RE: Resistance to evolution - Free Thought - 29-10-2012, 01:13 AM
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