Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
"I’m convinced ... it is neoteny [the retention, by adults in a species, of traits previously seen only in juveniles] which makes people gay. Gays are using what is reproductive or creatively constructive to non-reproductive ends. This is very much a positive. [...]
Gays have in general made a disproportionately greater contribution to life than nongays. The creative gay has very much advanced Planet Earth.
The playfulness of childhood is continued with certain people into adulthood. This is very much a positive. Adult playfulness means that certain people, often a fairly large proportion of them gay, are more inventive and curious than heterosexuals."
The Naked Man: A Study of the Male Body, Jan. 2008
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to human sexuality. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to human sexuality.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Honorary DSc Degree, Reading University, 1998
Writer/Host, The Human Sexes, The Learning Channel, 1997
Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Non-fiction Series, The Human Sexes, The Learning Channel, 1997
Co-Host with Sarah Kennedy, Animal Country, Mike Mansfield TV, 1991-1996
Recipient, Cable Ace Award for Best Documentary Series, 1995
Recipient, New York Festivals' World Medal for Best Script, 1994
Writer/Host, The Human Animal, BBC 1, 1994
Co-Host with Sarah Kennedy, The Animals Roadshow, BBC 1, 1987-1989
Writer/Producer, The Human Race, Thames TV, 1982
Vice-Chairman, Oxford United Football Club, 1978
Board of Directors, Oxford United Football Club, 1977
One-man-show of Surrealist paintings, Stooshnoff Fine Art Gallery, London, 1974
Research Fellowship, Wolfson College, 1973
Curator of Mammals, Zoological Society of London, 1959-1967
Host, Life In The Animal World, BBC 2 (52 one-hour television programs), 1959-1960
Co-editor, International Zoo Yearbook, 1959-1962
Host, Zootime, Granada TV, 1956-1967
Co-organizer, The Lost Image exhibition, Royal Festival Hall, London
Head, Granada TV and Film Unit, Zoological Society of London, 1956-1959
Writer/Director, 'Time Flower' and 'The Butterfly and the Pin,' 1950
Lecturer in Fine Arts, Chisledon Army College, 1946-1948
One-man-show of paintings, Swindon Arts Centre, 1948
DPhil, Zoology, Oxford University, 1954
First Class Honours Degree, Zoology, Birmingham University, 1951