Corpus ID: 19396995

The Evolution of Human Homosexual Behavior.

  title={The Evolution of Human Homosexual Behavior.},
  author={Kirkpatrick and Plato and L{\'e}vi-Strauss},
  journal={Current anthropology},
  volume={999 1},
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… Expand


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In arguing against the model of parental manipulation, Kirkpatrick points out that “most people who engage in homosexual behavior
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Among other things, this problem raises questions about his tracing of “homosexual” behavior to the beginning of the Holocene, which is based on the evidence of transgender behavior among Native
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