Bill Nye Explains Why Being Gay Is Perfectly Natural

Bill Nye Explains Why Being Gay Is Perfectly Natural July 11, 2015

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” explains why being gay is both perfectly natural, and a natural part of the evolutionary process.

In a new video for Big Think, popular science explainer Bill Nye explains why homosexuality makes sense from an evolutionary and a genetic standpoint.

An anonymous viewer asks Bill about same-sex attraction, and how it fits into an account of biological evolution:

I have a question about homosexuality. If the purpose of a species is to reproduce and survive, how would it make sense evolutionarily for humans to have same-sex preferences? Are humans the only ones who practice homosexuality? And if so does this mean that homosexuality is a product of human’s personal whim as opposed to instinct?

Nye responds by explaining that homosexuality exists across species and throughout nature. Nye also makes the important point that sexuality exists along a spectrum with degrees of heterosexuality and homosexuality.

In concluding, Nye advises everyone to relax and celebrate life, because being gay is natural.

Watch the video below.

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