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Of evolution and homosexuality

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7451.1325-a (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1325
  1. Imre Loefler, editor
  1. Nairobi Hospital Proceedings, Kenya

    Except for the Pope and President Bush, and their respective phalanxes, everyone, including the BMJ, is eager to proclaim that homosexuality is not an aberration. So far noone seems to have recognised its evolutionary role.

    The survival value of homosexuality for the human species is to be found in its effect on population growth. Anyone who is worried about environmental degradation caused by the growth of the human …

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