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Tom Toles

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  1. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, 9 months ago

    Actually, there is some reasonably good science which indicates that the same genes that result in male homosexuality also result in significantly increased fertility in female relatives. So male homosexuality is actually associated with an increase in human population!

    http://www.livescience.com/2623-gays-dont-extinct.html

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 9 months ago

    @AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    I heard about that. Try explaining that to the anti-science crowd.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Males are broken females.

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 9 months ago

    It took guts and character for this guy to come out BEFORE he has signed an NFL contract.

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 9 months ago

    WOW, the ignorance and bigotry on display here is appalling.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 9 months ago

    This ‘toon is hilarious.
    And there’s plenty of science to explain why the percentage of gays in the population has been relatively stable for as long as we can measure it. There are evolutionary reasons, in fact; Alexander cited one; E. O. Wilson proposed one a while ago.
    This also ignores the fact that “gender” (the psychological definition as distinct from the physical “sex”) appears to be a spectrum, not a binary switch. It’s like handedness — most people are MOSTLY right-handed, but very few are TOTALLY right-handed. The median of the bell curve appears to be around “mostly heterosexual,” but in fact there is considerable range in sexual expression. Not a surprise to anyone who knows the field, or for that matter knows primate studies.
    As always, more research is indicated.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 9 months ago

    @motivemagus

    I like your comment.

    Certainly every single person on the planet has had a “same sex” relationship that was motivated by “love” as they grew up.

    Children fixate on authority figures and imitate them to a degree.

    And we all had the one close “friend”, our BFF as the expression goes today, that had the opportunity to turn “sexual” during our formative years.

    So what? Why is it anyone’s business? How did we get so far away from what really matters?

  8. echoraven

    echoraven said, 9 months ago

    Funny toon. Good job.

  9. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, 9 months ago

    One of my least favorite examples of political correctness is when people started to call lunatics “conspiracy theorists” ! (Are people who think that they are Napoleon “conspiracy theorists” ?)

  10. Stipple

    Stipple said, 9 months ago

    Napoleon keeps reincarnating and there definitely seems to be a conspiracy to keep him from his rightful place.
    That many folks can’t all be lunatics, Napoleon is inside them for sure.

  11. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    If I were your genetics teacher, I might mark that wrong but give you extra credit for creativity!

  12. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @motivemagus

    You said it better than I could. The fact that gay people have been around as long as history has been recorded indicates to me that there is something biological going on. Who would choose a life of persecution if he/she had the choice?

  13. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Homosexuality is certainly not restricted to humans. See, for example, “Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity” by Bruce Bagemihl (1999). A large number of species, mammalian and avian (and probably more), exhibit homosexuality. I would guess that the selective advantage may change with the species.

  14. jackson49

    jackson49 said, 9 months ago

    three gallons of intersex drinking- water per day…DC “water-shed” ?
    they have no idea they are under chemical/hormone attack- a mass twist….

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    My alternative idea is that homosexuality is natures way of combating human over population.
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    Yes.

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