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The Evolution of Human Homosexual Behavior.

@article{Kirkpatrick2000TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Human Homosexual Behavior.},
  author={Kirkpatrick and Plato and L{\'e}vi-Strauss},
  journal={Current anthropology},
  year={2000},
  volume={999 1},
  pages={
          000385-000413
        }
}
  • Kirkpatrick, Plato, Lévi-Strauss
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Current anthropology
  • Homosexuality presents a paradox for evolutionists who explore the adaptedness of human behavior. If adaptedness is measured by reproductive success and if homosexual behavior is nonreproductive, how has it come about? Three adaptationist hypotheses are reviewed here and compared with the anthropological literature. There is little evidence that lineages gain reproductive advantage through offspring care provided by homosexual members. Therefore, there is little support for the hypothesis that… CONTINUE READING

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