Because of this, Andrew Sullivan has been accused of racism:
Apparently Andrew Sullivan is not new to the concept of crackpot theories. Long before he went spelunking in Sarah Palin’s womb to explain the incongruous event of a woman over forty years old giving birth to a child with Down’s Syndrome (note: I am being sarcastic), he was exploring the racial differences in IQ.
I think that gay people are natural supporters of HBD, because most gays believe that their homosexuality is something they were born with, and if people can be born with homosexuality, it’s logical to assume that they can be born with all other sorts of behavioral predispositions.
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Regarding homosexuality, it’s self-evidently a maladaptive trait. People who only practice homosexuality would not pass on their genes to the next generation.
Therefore, the only reason why homosexual genes have survived is because those same genes provide some other benefit. For example, there is the stereotype that homosexual men are smarter and more creative. There is probably a genetic basis for this stereotype. Also, perhaps men with gay genes were better fathers, which gave their offspring a survival advantage.
Ironically, modern society’s openness to homosexuality will probably cause the number of gay people to decline. I suspect that in times past, gay men were married off, and most of them managed to father some children with their wives. Today, it’s a lot less likely that gay men will pass on their genes, so their genes will be culled from the gene pool. This my turn out to be a dysgenic trend.
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About Trig, it’s a shame that everyone lost interest in the topic. It’s more likely than not that Sarah Palin is covering up something related to the birth of Trig and also related to Bristol. There are just so many inconsistencies, suggestive facts, and unanswered mysteries to think that something isn’t being covered up.
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First comment writes:
[I]magine there was a gene that somehow made females have more kids, so that they would have more progeny and their daughters had more progeny as well. The only downside was that their sons would have less progeny (by being gay for example) if the advantage to daughters was greater than the disadvantage to sons, the gene would still be passed on.
A valid point.