HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLEN!

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“How are the mighty fallen! Tell it not in Gath, publish

it not in the streets of Ashkelon; lest the daughters of

the Philistines rejoice . . . How are the mighty fallen in

the midst of the battle!” (I Sam.1:19-25)

“But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the

Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).

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Against nature? Homosexuality and evolution

Professor Volker Sommer (UCL Anthropology)

Same-sex sexual behaviour is often condemned on the grounds that it is “against nature”. Indeed, biology tells us that selection favours those who leave more offspring. But then, homosexual behaviour is widespread – not only amongst humans, but other animals alike, be they flamingos, gorillas, dolphins or bisons. Doesn’t this constitute a paradox for Darwinian Theory? And is there a connection between what goes on in nature and what is morally desirable? This talk addresses these controversial topics.