This commentary article was a commentary response to Barthes, Godelle, and Raymond (2013, Evolution and Human Behavior, 34, 155–163), which proposed a hypothesis to (1) identify the process by which genes influencing male homosexual preference (MHP) are passed on over evolutionary time, and (2) account for why life-course persistent MHP is restricted to humans. We discuss criticisms that extend to many of the key conceptual and methodological aspects as well as much of the factual information.
Zachary H. Garfield
Behavioral scientist & anthropologist
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse.
Adjunct Faculty at Washington State University, Department of Anthropology.
Co-director of The Omo Valley Research Project.