Scientists, preachers and politicians have spent over a century trying to figure out what – if anything – makes someone gay. British anthropologist Desmond Morris claims to have found the queer key – and it sure sounds gay. Morris’ The Naked Man: A study of the Male Body claims that men turn gay if they fail to disengage from their childlike existence:
[Morris] concludes that men are “made gay” because they retain infantile or juvenile characteristics into adulthood – a phenomenon known as neoteny.
According to this theory, gay men also tend to be more inventive and creative than heterosexuals because they are more likely to retain the mental agility and playfulness of childhood.
“Gays have in general made a disproportionately greater contribution to life than nongays,” said Morris, who is also a noted artist. “The creative gay has very much advanced Planet Earth.”
We queers sure are docile, innocent creatures, huh?