Dec 09, 2007
Quickie Link: Men Are 'Made Gay by the Child Within'
Desmond Morris, who became a bestselling author by applying zoology to explain human behaviour, has now utilised the techniques to put forward an explanation for homosexuality. In his latest book, The Naked Man, he concludes that men are "made Gay" because they retain infantile or juvenile characteristics into adulthood – a phenomenon known as neoteny. According to this theory, Gay men also tend to be more inventive and creative than heterosexuals because they are more likely to retain the mental agility and playfulness of childhood. "Gays have in general made a disproportionately greater contribution to life than non-Gays," said Morris, who is also a noted artist. "The creative Gay has very much advanced Planet Earth."