For decades, biologists have tried to explain the "Darwinian paradox": if homosexual behavior does not promote reproduction, why did it not disappear during evolution?
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Scientists from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Research have finally answered this question.
According to scientists, a combination of same-sex and heterosexual relationships is natural for species that reproduce sexually. From an evolutionary point of view, homosexual behavior is a “neutral” factor that does not affect species survival.
Homosexuality does not lead to the extinction of a species
In addition, most animals are attracted to both their sex and the opposite. For example, male grave-bug beetles mate with each other when there are not enough females nearby.
“If you will study the behavior of animals in depth, you will be surprised at the diversity of life and how their behavior does not correspond to our ideas,” said co-author of the study Julia Monk.
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