Skip to comments.Homosexuality Common in the Wild, Scientists Say
Posted on 05/19/2008 5:14:35 PM PDT by Pizonce11
As gay couples celebrate their newfound right to marry in California and opposition groups rally to fight the ruling, many struggle with this question: Is homosexuality natural?
On this issue, Nature has spoken: Same-sex lovin' is common in hundreds of species, scientists say.
Roy and Silo, two male chinstrap penguins at New York's Central Park Zoo, were a couple for about six years, during which they nurtured a fertilized egg together (given to them by a zookeeper) and raised the young chick that hatched.
According to University of Oslo zoologist Petter Böckman, about 1,500 animal species are known to practice same-sex coupling, including bears, gorillas, flamingos, owls, salmon and many others.
If homosexuality is natural in the animal kingdom, then there is the question of why evolution hasn't eliminated this trait from the gene pool, since it doesn't lead to reproduction.
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Great point. Confirmation homosexuals behave like animals.
You realize the evolutionists also say ‘no kidding.’ Just for different reasons.
I get a funny feeling when I watch the Simpsons. I fear I may be Homer sexual.
I call BS on this. It is not common for animals of the same sex to ‘pair up’. They might hang out together, but that is not the same thing and bonding with a mate and actually ‘mating’. I have watched literally hundreds of hours of nature documentaries and never has this been mentioned. Species don’t get very far by being homosexual.
I beg to differ, it is rampant in large metro areas.
Is the gay mafia sure they want to go down this road?
If the animals don't know any better it does not provide an excuse for people.
I’ve always suspected that penguins are basically gay. I mean ... have you ever watched them walk?
And itss thos wild in thsan Francisssssco.
Exactly! You're not Just A Dumb Blonde after all!
Killing the offspring of rivals and/or forcibly taking over the young in rival nests, etc. happens in nature — I hope no one is suggesting human norms should be derived from any animal behaviors just so we can be more “natural”......
Evidently these scientists haven't noticed that humans invented a little thing called 'civilization'.
This is entirely the wrong question. If our standards as humans are to be set by whatever animals do, then killing infants fathered by other men in the neighborhood should be OK. Ripping out the throat of your boss to become the new, department supervisor is OK. And, eating your husband after he has sex with you would be just fine.
Why does article have anything to do with what humans should do, as opposed to what they might want to do?
I’d like to take note that homosexual marriage has not been accepted in a single society on earth at any time in history save the last 15-years or so in a few secular nations whose family structure is so inherently flawed as to be incapable of doing something so basic as producing the next generation.
That to me says something about the place for “gay marriage” in a functional, healthy human society.
This means that homosexuals should all be put in zoos.
Well, either that or released into the wild and protected by the EPA.
My first thought was “so is cannibalism” - and I see the first comment says the same thing.
What do they mean by "coupling"?
Is it just "hanging around together", or is actual buggery?
Somehow I seriously doubt it's the latter.
That's because "marriage" has never been a "right".
It's always been an obligation, intended to be undertaken by a male and a female prior to engaging in behavior which might be reasonably expected to produce children.
No activity by a homosexual couple can be reasonably be expected to prodduce children.
An obligation, not a right.
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