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9. Shattering the Sacred Myths

>>Sexual reproduction
Most people consider it to be their purpose in life to find a partner and raise a family. Men, women, and the traditional family structure have all evolved for the creation, protection, and education of new generations. But there is a cold reality behind the warmth of love. Sexual reproduction is about increasing the rate of evolution, not about increasing the size of the population.

The reason why humankind is divided into males and females is because sexual reproduction allows the beneficial mutations from separate ancestries to be combined in the DNA of a few fortunate children. Sexual desire is usually what brings couples together, romantic feelings keep them interested for a time, and then the bond that grows through familiarity may keep them together for life.

There are no perfect rules for sexual behavior, but the conservative elements of society often try to enforce traditional rules and understandings. Sometimes when these rules are based upon mistaken ideas, they generate more problems than they solve.

Since prehistoric times, restraint of the sexual instinct has been one of the primary responsibilities of religion. Females were generally forbidden from having sex until a public commitment was made by the male to stay with the female and raise the children. Marriage rituals and laws against adultery reduced the transmission of sexual diseases and provided a stable family environment for the raising of new generations. In some cultures, divorce was forbidden and adultery was punishable by death.

Population growth
Around ten thousand years ago, the population of the entire world was around ten million people. This was the maximum number of people that could be fed by hunting wild animals and gathering plants. The population increased when the climate improved and the land became more fertile. When the climate worsened and the land became less fertile, children starved and the competition for territory usually led to tribal war.

Food became abundant and populations grew as the knowledge of farming spread. By the time of the Roman Empire, the population of the world had multiplied to over one hundred million people.

Albert Einstein once said ...

I am convinced that some political and social activities and practices of the Catholic organizations are detrimental and even dangerous for the community as a whole, here and everywhere. I mention here only the fight against birth control at a time when overpopulation in various countries has become a serious threat to the health of people and a grave obstacle to any attempt to organize peace on this planet.

While most religious leaders express strong opinions on issues associated with sexual morality like marriage, homosexuality, and abortion, they rarely ever speak out about real moral issues like racism, dictatorship, or war. If anything, traditional religion is often used to justify these rather than to oppose them.

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  -Study:Homosexuality associated genes: surprising advantages for homosexuals' family ? bluedawg12  Nov-23-08 12:32 AM   #0 
  - It's so simple. Gay people have The Gay Agenda working for them  Cronus Protagonist   Nov-23-08 12:44 AM   #1 
  - Yeah, typical males are psychopathic....  whoneedstickets   Nov-23-08 01:16 AM   #2 
  - Yeah, that seems harsh, doesn't it?  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 01:27 AM   #3 
  - That's not what it said.  donco6   Nov-23-08 11:11 AM   #12 
  - The real flaw in the argument  Dinkeldog   Nov-23-08 08:59 AM   #4 
  - Excellent point about gene activation.  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 09:41 AM   #5 
  - Also, the line between genetic and environment is sometimes blurry.  mondo joe   Nov-23-08 09:56 AM   #6 
  - According to this article - a good adaptation that favors  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 10:44 AM   #7 
     - I think there pretty much has to be a positive adaptation. Or we wouldn't be here.  mondo joe   Nov-23-08 10:45 AM   #8 
     - Exactly! I thought the asnwer would be either  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 10:53 AM   #10 
     - There's also kin selection.  mondo joe   Nov-23-08 10:57 AM   #11 
        - Co-operative efforts rather than competition?  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 11:18 AM   #17 
        - Kin selection is still a competetive edge. It just benefits kin.  mondo joe   Nov-23-08 11:27 AM   #20 
           - Co-operation with-in the group gives competative edge  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 11:37 AM   #24 
           - Not just any group, but the genetically related group.  mondo joe   Nov-23-08 11:40 AM   #25 
              - Great discussion! Here's a bit on: The co-operative gene theory:  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 12:34 PM   #31 
           - I always wondered whether the "gay uncle" gene was related to "grandmother longevity gene" scenario  HamdenRice   Nov-23-08 11:41 AM   #26 
              - Good call. Many species practice genetic success through non-reproductive means.  mondo joe   Nov-23-08 11:47 AM   #27 
              - Well said! I wonder too if there is some correlation with the change from female based religions  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 12:00 PM   #30 
        - I believe you are right  Zodiak Ironfist   Nov-23-08 11:59 AM   #29 
           - Just to make sure I udnerstand it. Kin selection- defintion.  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 01:22 PM   #35 
              - Yup, that is a pretty good explanation  Zodiak Ironfist   Nov-23-08 03:28 PM   #39 
                 - Eusocial, lesbian Bonobos and some gay examples from nature.  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 05:10 PM   #40 
     - Mother Nature put us here and keeps us around for a reason.  Jamastiene   Nov-23-08 01:03 PM   #33 
        - Yupper. We are too prevalent and enduring to be a mistake  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 01:13 PM   #34 
     - Shattering the Sacred Myths  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 10:50 AM   #9 
  - Some studies are saying my cancer (lymphoma) has a genetic component.  donco6   Nov-23-08 11:12 AM   #13 
     - Matt Ridley writes about how fuzzy the line of nature/environment is, and does so  mondo joe   Nov-23-08 11:17 AM   #16 
  - So, in other words, gays are a solution, not a problem.  donco6   Nov-23-08 11:14 AM   #14 
  - Decent article, but I see a lot of claptrap assumptions in it  Harvey Korman   Nov-23-08 11:15 AM   #15 
  - Yeah, the "demasculinization" part was a bit too much.  donco6   Nov-23-08 11:20 AM   #18 
     - That's what I was thinking.  Harvey Korman   Nov-23-08 11:20 AM   #19 
        - The way I read it was : kinder, gentler, more nurturing  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 11:32 AM   #22 
  - But see that proves homosexuality is evil because ...  Meeker Morgan   Nov-23-08 11:32 AM   #21 
  - It proves an intelligent "gay" designer! LOL!!!  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 11:34 AM   #23 
  - If they discover that I'm gay because Mom ate an olive on some specific  BR_Parkway   Nov-23-08 11:57 AM   #28 
  - If they discover you're gay because your mom ate an olive  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 12:35 PM   #32 
     - Don't know, but just in case, I'm gonna take a bottle down to the cute  BR_Parkway   Nov-23-08 03:21 PM   #38 
  - This is the most interesting thread I have read here in ages.  blue neen   Nov-23-08 01:56 PM   #36 
  - Yupper- I am learning a ton here! The rw hates science, read why>  bluedawg12   Nov-23-08 02:08 PM   #37 
  - The first sentence expresses neatly  Ellen Forradalom   Nov-23-08 05:23 PM   #41 

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