Nature vs. Nurture Debate on Homosexuality

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Nature vs. Nurture on Homosexuality
Although the nurture perspective on the matter of homosexuality is very much realistic, I believe that perspective involving nature provides a more key component that determines interest. For example, according to my article, scientific studies report that with identical twins separated at birth, if one of the twins is homosexual, the other is 50% more likely to be also (Jones 1). This probably has to do with similarity in DNA, which contradicts the concept of tabula rosa to an extent. However, on the side of nurture, one may say that the taboo involving homosexuality according to morals of society and religion may be the cause of homosexual growth in the population. This can be seen in children, where they never have to be taught, for example, how to steal or lie. Yet, although the environment could affect a child through taboos, the child’s natural desire for that reward in case of stealing or the want of avoiding punishment in the case of lying could also support the case. This could be applied to homosexuality in that naturally people want pleasure and in that people tend to group with similar significants. Many species in nature support this statement, as “more than 1,500 species display homosexuality” (Anitei). Even though humans are different, the same instinctual need to belong to a group, in this case a more similar group that are males, could have correlation among the species. In evolutionary perspective, this gives more sense of alliance and protection, and this is favorable because only a brief period of heterosexual intercourse that takes away from clustered protection is actually necessary to “sow their seeds.”

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Anitei, Stefan. "Nature's Homosexuality." Latest News - Softpedia. Web. 16 Sept. 2011. <>. Jones, Michael. "Nature vs. Nurture Debates Over Sexuality." News., 5 Oct. 2008....
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