Today’s topic comes courtesy of Jim Comer – “evolution in sci fi”.
I’m gonna take this one and run with it. Did you know that fully a third of adults in the US don’t believe in evolution?
As an openly gay man, I feel that I was born this way – that it’s part of my genetics. I always figured that being gay or lesbian was nature’s release valve for population control – we don’t generally bear our own children (though we now can) but we do take care of others, and thus lower the overall birth rate.
There’s even research to back this up, showing that as population becomes more dense, rats become more likely to engage in gay sex.
So here’s my question today – how might humans evolve in the near and far future? and how does LGBT identity play into this? Will humans evolve new orientations to cope with a changing environment?
Image via New Grounds.