BODY & MIND

Survival of the butchest: A gay man's Alaskan migration

Photo Credit: Clark Harding
DEATH BY SOCIAL DARWINISM
Cross breeding is a prevalent theme in Joan Roughgarden's recent book “Evolution's Rainbow.” Roughgarden, a transgendered biologist, dissects Darwin's theory of Sexual Selection: the notion that animals choose the best mates for the purpose of propagating their species, combining the finest genes to generate optimal offspring.

This creation of "the fittest" apparently leaves no room for us homos. Roughgarden concludes that Darwin's theory "preaches that males and females obey certain universal templates," thus "each academic discipline has it's own means of discriminating against diversity."