Oct 25, 2013 Comments Off on It’s Just Not Natural
It’s Just Not Natural
It always puzzles me when people dismiss homosexuality, or frankly, any particular human behavior, as “unnatural.”
It puzzles me because people who hold this view are not thereby saying that homosexuality is physically impossible. Indeed, its physical possibility is a necessary pre-condition of its being either denounced or proscribed. But this then begs the question:
How can something that is physically possible be “unnatural”?
In other words, if a particular behavior can be observed in the natural world, we must admit of its “naturalness.” Since sexual interactions occur between members of the same sex in at least one species (ours), and possibly others, homosexuality is, ipso facto, natural.
So what is really going on when humans claim that a particular human behavior goes “against nature”?