The ‘female fertility–social stratification–hypergyny’ hypothesis of male homosexual preference: Factual, conceptual and methodological errors in Barthes et al. [Commentary]

Published in Evolution and Human Behavior, 2014

Recommended citation: Doug P. VanderLaan, Zachary H. Garfield, Melissa J. Garfield, Jean-Baptiste Leca, Paul L. Vasey, and Raymond B. Hames. (2014). "The ‘female fertility–social stratification–hypergyny’ hypothesis of male homosexual preference: Factual, conceptual and methodological errors in Barthes et al. [Commentary]." Evolution and Human Behavior. 35(5). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.06.002

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.

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