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Claim CB403:

Evolution does not explain homosexuality. Traits evolve as a result of greater reproductive success, and homosexuals are less likely to reproduce..


Macks, Steven, 2000. Madd Macks debate archives.
Reed, Fred, 2004 (3 Mar.). Spare me.


  1. There are several possible explanations for this:
    It should be noted that the question of explaining homosexuality is not limited to humans. Homosexuality exists in hundreds of animal species (Bagemihl 1998).


  1. Adams, H. E., L. W. Wright Jr. and B. A. Lohr, 1996. Is homophobia associated with homosexual arousal? Journal of Abnormal Psychology 105(3): 440-445.
  2. Bagemihl, Bruce, 1998. Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. New York: St. Martin Press.
  3. Corna, F., A. Camperio-Ciani and C. Capiluppi, 2004. Evidence for maternally inherited factors favouring male homosexuality and promoting female fecundity. Proceedings: Biological Sciences 271: 2217-2221.
  4. Haynes, J. D., 1995. A critique of the possibility of genetic inheritance of homosexual orientation. Journal of Homosexuality 28(1-2): 91-113.
  5. Kendler, K. S., L. M. Thornton, S. E. Gilman and R. C. Kessler, 2000. Sexual orientation in a U.S. national sample of twin and nontwin sibling pairs. American Journal of Psychiatry 157(11): 1843-1846.
  6. Kirk, K. M., J. M. Bailey, M. P. Dunne and N. G. Martin, 2000. Measurement models for sexual orientation in a community twin sample. Behavior Genetics 30(4): 345-356.
  7. Kirkpatrick, R. C., 2000. (see below)

Further Reading:

Kirkpatrick R. C., 2000. The evolution of human homosexual behavior. Current Anthropololgy 39(1): 385-413. (technical)

Wright, Robert, 1994. The Moral Animal: The new science of evolutionary psychology. New York: Pantheon, pp. 384-386.
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