Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Gay parenting

Two pairs of storks - one gay, one lesbian - have each successfully raised a family in the Netherlands, adding yet more proof that there's nothing inherently wrong with gay parenting.

In fact it is unsurprising; the storks were just carrying out their biological function. That is to say, given how common it is and how long it has existed, homosexuality has to have a biological function, and since it's obviously not reproduction, it has to be something else. I've heard that it's population control, but what makes more sense is kin selection - namely, the raising of young of the same species which are abandoned or otherwise without a parent. Remember, evolution isn't about the propagation of a single animal's genes, but about the survival of the species as a whole. And in that respect, kin selection plays a part in evolution, keeping otherwise healthy young alive to go on and have families of their own.

2 Comments:

At 5/24/2006 1:32 p.m., Blogger s.b. said...

There is a pair of gay penguins in the NYC zoo that used to collect rocks to nest on. Now, the zoo keepers give them an egg to hatch and care for each season. They are very good parents.

 
At 5/24/2006 11:04 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok. Penguins and storks.

I can see the resemblance to humans there.

 

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