While reading Richard Dawkins’ collection of essays in “The Devil’s Chaplain” I chanced on his essay about the potential for genes to determine homosexuality in humans and what implications that might have.
Since we had discussed this point before in The Challenge of Homosexuality, Dawkins take on things was rather surprising:
Imagine the following newspaper headline: ‘Scientists discover that homosexuality is caused.’ Obviously this is not news at all; it is trivial. Everything is caused. To say that homosexuality is caused by genes is more interesting, and it has the aesthetic merit of discomforting politically-inspired bores, but it doesn’t say more than my trivial headline does about the irrevocability of homosexuality.
You can read the whole essay here (it is only 3 pages).