On evolution and homosexuality
Except for the pope and President Bush, and their respective phalanxes, everyone, including the BMJ, is eager to proclaim that homosexuality is not an aberration. So far no one seems to have recognised its evolutionary role.
The survival value of homosexuality for the human species is to be found in its effect on population growth. Anyone who is worried about environmental degradation caused by the growth of the human population should promote homosexuality. Indeed, it would be desirable if most people became homosexual and only a small, selected proportion of humans of every recognisable subgroup attended to the modest reproductive needs of the species.
All the effort, emotion, and money spent on family planning could be saved, and disgusting and unnatural practices of contraception-such as genital mutilation, various prophylactic methods, and even withdrawal and the observance of cervical mucus-could be done away with. Indeed, homosexual sex is akin to organic