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  • I see no evidence why homosexuality would be genetically transmitted (although I don't see no contrary evidence either, I've no opinion on that matter). For example, there is no significant variation in the proportion of homosexuals in various ethnic groups (contrary to,say, the blood phenotype or the shape of the skull).

    On the other hand, homosexuality could be produced, at least in some cases, by some inborn factor, like left-handedness maybe, something that isn't inherited from parents to children. For

    • I see no evidence why homosexuality would be genetically transmitted...

      Visual evidence is often prominent in gay women - broad shoulders, masculine body type in general, including facial features, often a larger body type. This was common in the women I saw at the few gay bars I've been into.

      This isn't true of all women I realize, but the fact that a common set of physical traits correspond to lesbianism is at least a clue. I'm trying not to "stereotype" here, so forgive me if I'm not expressing myse

      • Visual evidence is often prominent in gay women -- probably, but the body of an adult is shaped by a couple of dozen years of hormonal influence and physical activities as well as by genetics; it wouldn't surprise me that the hormonal balance of an homosexual isn't exactly the same than of an heterosexual. (Are there medical studies on this?) Anyway I think there are good chances for a physical (hormonal/genetic) basis to homosexuality, but the point I was questioning is whether this physical basis is actually inherited from parenthood through genes. Hence my parallel with left-handedness, or albinoism, or default of 3-D vision, which are physical characteristics not inheritable.