Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Gay Men Make Their Aunts Have More Children

"Researchers believe that male homosexuality may be due to a gene carried by mothers. Evolution suggests that homosexuality as a trait would not last long, as it discourages sex, with women and therefore procreation. But a study by Andrea Camperio Ciani, from the University of Padova in Italy, spots a correlation between gay men and their mothers and maternal aunts, who tend to have significantly more children than the relatives of straight men."


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BoHan (#29)

So my aunt is a slut? I'll tell her Alex Balk said so.

Werner Hedgehog (#11,170)

"Evolution suggests that…"

Whut? Evolution doesn't suggest anything. Human beings interpreting the principle of evolution suggest things.

@Werner Hedgehog … My thoughts exactly. (Also, less irritating but also wtf-worthy, the comma after 'sex' in the same sentence.) Saw this story on the front page of Google News. Never heard of The Awl before. Looks like it's going in my not-a-credible-source bucket.

Who the fuck is doing the copy editing over there? I feel like somebody stirred my brain.

"According to the Huffington Post, But after studying 161 females related to both homosexual and homosexual men, they now conclude that – instead of increasing the woman's promiscuity, the gene makes the women more attractive to men."

BadUncle (#153)

It's all in the mom genes?

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