this is just being put out for descussion, please do not pull my skin off for this… I don’t belive it myself… okay?
could homophobia have a evolutionary advantage?
especially in trying to keep your children from ‘turning’ gay. from an evolutionary point of view wouldn’t a gay child be a total ‘failure’. it would use your resources and time like a child but never pass on your genetic information, causeing any genes that force or shame kids into being straight to be more representitive. (like, if you as a parent force your kid to have children and like women… you unlose the resources and that kid passes genes on) wouldn’t on adverage even truely gay people be more likely to have a child anyway if they were told their whole life that they HAD to do that and anything else was entirely evil?
is that possibly why there is such a violent aditude towards homosexuality all over the earth through most of history? why people object more violently to that idea than to the idea of other things they dislike. could it be like the incest taboo? possibly evolved?
now back to the disclaimer from the start: I don’t really think like this, but I am takeing an evolutionary psychology class this semester… and it shows ALOT of evil behavior can be explained by evolution (rape is the big one, men who have genes that raise hormones and produce a wish to rape have more children who have genes that make them more rapist.)
something in me really hates these explanations, that things like that would be genetic… but it DOES make sense… natural selection wise. if you rape girls you get more children… men who rape are selected for, and people that say its immoral to be gay have children who have children… if they force them to supress their sexuality.
I strongly feel this a repulsive idea… that such horrible behaviors can be explained as advantages in evolution … but something tells me that finding that idea repulsive also could be evolved… somehow (sort of the so long and thanks for the fish “we will replace your brain with a computer” “but I’ll nodice!” “we will program it not to”)