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					   HOMOSEXUALITY: ITS GENETIC BASIS
      & EVOLUTIONARY BENEFIT
     RESCRĪPTUM ATHENADORĪ Nº 1: IN CULTŪS PRÆNŌTIŌNEM GENERIS
   RESCRIPT Nº 1   OF   ATHENADORUS: AGAINST RELIGIOUS PREJUDICE TOWARD SEXUALITY




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     CIENCE Has established that one of the most powerful influences on
    the behavior of living things is their drive to pass their genes on to the
    next, and future, generations. Many have seen in this a reason to label
homosexuality as unnatural, and a further justification for making
homosexuals the object of their hatred and derision.
However, this label of execration hides major flaws in the logic, facts and
observations of those who use it. Not only is homosexuality natural, it
bestows evolutionary benefits to the cultures in which it is allowed to
function freely, in accordance with Nature’s design.



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         OMOSEXUALITY 1 Exists in proven ratios in all mammal species.
         Studies, biological and psychological,2 have shown that homosex-
         uality is a product of genetics, and that it is evidenced, among other
things, in differences in brain structure and in individuals’ responses to
hormones. These structural and functional characteristics are different from
those of both male and female heterosexuals. This shows that the brains and
bodies of homosexuals are specialized for a particular purpose, in the same
way that the brains of males and females are specialized for the roles each is,
in general, to play in the future of its species. The question, the answer to
which has either stumped previous investigators, or has been pointedly
ignored, is this: why would evolution create and continue a situation in
which it seems that genetic material is lost?
Only within the last thirty to fifty years has sufficient information been
available to allow for an answer to this question. In each cell in every living
thing’s body there are organelles called mitochondria. These mitochondria
are essentially what enable life, for they are the ‘refineries’ in which each
cell transforms the energy contained in glucose and other molecules into a
form that the cell can use to power its activities.            Without these
mitochondria, cells would have no power with which to perform even the
most simple tasks, much less to perform complicated, vital things such as
the contraction of chemical strands to provide muscular movement.
Mitochondria contain their own DNA. This DNA is separate in origin and
almost completely independent of the DNA contained in the nucleus of the
cell.

				
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