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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Considering how widespread same-sex sexual behaviour (SSB) is in animals across species and clades, it's time to rethink some biased assumptions about its evolutionary origins and benefits, argue five biologists. "We aim to redefine the null hypothesis in studies of SSB," they write. "Put simply, we are proposing a shift from asking Why engage in SSB?' to Why not?'

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"Put simply, we are proposing a shift from asking Why engage in SSB?' to Why not?'

Put simply, Sexually transmitted disease. The more "sex" we have more likely to be infected, regardless of who you have sex with.

Is it possible humans ability to thrive was to mitigate as much as possible STDs? And Disease in general? through religion? Marriage et al.

The human species probably did/was as promiscuous as other species, then we used our ability to think about what denominator was causing people to die, and created heuristics, and embedded them in our religions.

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-19 03:51 PM | Reply

Among the elite circles of cannabis growers, all the males, hermies, and bananas ("nanners") are killed.

I'd like to suggest a moment of silence for this thread before moving on.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-11-19 06:14 PM | Reply

"The human species probably did/was as promiscuous as other species"

many species mate for life and are monogamous.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-11-19 06:29 PM | Reply

Many more don't.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-19 06:32 PM | Reply

I'm not sure I know the ratio, but you may be right.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-11-19 07:04 PM | Reply

Plants, for example. Not monogamous. ;)

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-19 07:06 PM | Reply

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