Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Myers on Sexual Selection

I read Seed’s interview with Joan Roughgarden on homosexuality and sexual selection last week and found it fascinating. It seemed to me, as it did to many others I discussed it with, that she was caricaturing Darwin’s views on the subject, but there was still some important points made in the interview about whether homosexuality was an adaptive trait, a maladaptive trait, or neither. I’m glad to see that PZ Myers has taken the time to write up a fairly thorough review of the subject and I agree with most of what he says. Well worth reading for those interested in evolutionary biology and the place of homosexuality within it.