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Homosexuality Common in the Wild, Scientists Say
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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; wildlife; zoology
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1 posted on 05/19/2008 5:14:35 PM PDT by Pizonce11
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To: Pizonce11

Eating your own young is common in the wild too. Expect the California Supreme Court to legalize it next.


2 posted on 05/19/2008 5:17:10 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Pizonce11

Brokeback Mountain goats ;-)


3 posted on 05/19/2008 5:18:05 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: Pizonce11

Dogs eat feces but it’s not something to be emulated.


4 posted on 05/19/2008 5:18:36 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Pizonce11

Who are these so-called SCIENCISTS? Will someone name them??


5 posted on 05/19/2008 5:18:46 PM PDT by EagleandLiberty (El Rushbo Tribal name -- RinoHunter Coming Soon - a new CONSERVATIVE PARTY --- www.falconparty.com)
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To: Pizonce11

Dogs are happy to hump a human’s leg.


6 posted on 05/19/2008 5:20:27 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Grizzled Bear

And monkeys like to toss poop around, will that be legalized next?? Doi.


7 posted on 05/19/2008 5:20:59 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative with no dog in the presidential race now *sigh*)
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To: Pizonce11
aids, gay bowel syndrome, and chronic vaginitis, are unheard of in the “gay” animal world.. not to mention sapience.
8 posted on 05/19/2008 5:21:35 PM PDT by xcamel (Forget the past and you're doomed to repeat it.)
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To: Pizonce11

In the wild sometimes its of necessity ... male bears eat their young, female bears come together to protect the infant males .... where do these “scientists” live? In the lower east side of NYC???


9 posted on 05/19/2008 5:22:15 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: Pizonce11

Okay, so you can find examples of abnormality and unnaturalness in other species. So? That doesn’t make it right or a good thing for one guy to stick his jolly roger up another’s pooper.


10 posted on 05/19/2008 5:22:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Pizonce11

Well, everyone knows penguins are gay!


11 posted on 05/19/2008 5:22:29 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (The Dingo Ate Your Bay-bee!)
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To: EagleandLiberty
Unless one can talk to the animals (Dr. Doolittle), we can't be sure what they're trying to accomplish with male to male interactions.

And which animal interactions should we mimick? Cannibalism? Eating excrement? Come to think of it, human homosexuals do that already, Jeffrey Dahmer; etc.

12 posted on 05/19/2008 5:22:54 PM PDT by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Tell that to the fecophiliacs. ;) /sarc


13 posted on 05/19/2008 5:23:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Pizonce11
"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."

Amazing that these "scientists" are not aware of the fact that that is how baby penguins are hatched in the wild while the mothers go out and look for food. Apparently they don't watch Animal Planet.

14 posted on 05/19/2008 5:23:47 PM PDT by mickeylee ("EXPELLED" the movie...Go see it!)
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To: pissant

Lol! And nobody EVER better try to sniff my rear end. :)


15 posted on 05/19/2008 5:25:47 PM PDT by derllak
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To: Pizonce11

16 posted on 05/19/2008 5:26:30 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: Pizonce11

What is the point? Do these animals get married?

or will Chief Judge Anthony Lewis-Margaret Marshall (NYTimes, MA)
now demand that all children have an early homosexual rape
by their teachers?


17 posted on 05/19/2008 5:26:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Noting such behavior among homosexuals, we've known for a long time they were behaving just like animals.

As Serge, of Beverly Hills Cop fame, was wont to say, "Ahn-i-maal!"

HF

18 posted on 05/19/2008 5:29:17 PM PDT by holden
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To: mickeylee

ROTFLMAO!!! POST OF THE DAY!


19 posted on 05/19/2008 5:29:46 PM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: derllak

There was a Aussie politician that was sniffing the chairs of good looking females. But that is natural human behavior.


20 posted on 05/19/2008 5:30:03 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: holden

Great point. Confirmation homosexuals behave like animals.

You realize the evolutionists also say ‘no kidding.’ Just for different reasons.


21 posted on 05/19/2008 5:31:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: pillut48

I get a funny feeling when I watch the Simpsons. I fear I may be Homer sexual.


22 posted on 05/19/2008 5:31:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting CONSERVATIVE in memory of 5 children killed by illegals 2/17/08 and 2/19/ 08)
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To: Pizonce11

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.


23 posted on 05/19/2008 5:31:45 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde ("When the government fears the people there is liberty ... " Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Pizonce11

I beg to differ, it is rampant in large metro areas.


24 posted on 05/19/2008 5:33:51 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: Pizonce11
Animals also practice segregation. They don't mix with species not like themselves.

Is the gay mafia sure they want to go down this road?

25 posted on 05/19/2008 5:34:29 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Pizonce11
I googled "Petter Böckman" and all I get is this gay animal story. I wonder how he takes it? Not only that but animals are subject to rut not romantic sexual desire. They could hump their own sex like a dog humps a persons leg.

If the animals don't know any better it does not provide an excuse for people.

26 posted on 05/19/2008 5:34:41 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Pizonce11

I’ve always suspected that penguins are basically gay. I mean ... have you ever watched them walk?


27 posted on 05/19/2008 5:35:39 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Pizonce11

And itss thos wild in thsan Francisssssco.


28 posted on 05/19/2008 5:36:17 PM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
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.

Exactly! You're not Just A Dumb Blonde after all!

29 posted on 05/19/2008 5:37:52 PM PDT by uptoolate (The Republican fear of Liberalism is why we are in this predicament)
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To: Argus

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”......


30 posted on 05/19/2008 5:38:22 PM PDT by Enchante (Barack Chamberlain: My 1930s Appeasement Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Socialist Policies!)
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To: Pizonce11
Polygamy is also natural in the sense that male animals often secure & maintain a 'harem' of females for breeding purposes. This pushes immature males to the periphery where, in some species, homosexual behavior may be observed.

Evidently these scientists haven't noticed that humans invented a little thing called 'civilization'.

31 posted on 05/19/2008 5:39:36 PM PDT by Tallguy (Tagline is offline till something better comes along...)
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To: Argus
I believe the master plan for each species is to produce offspring to keep on keeping on. Remember the ark = two by two so that they could reproduce. Anything else in contrary to the plan = an anomaly.
32 posted on 05/19/2008 5:43:27 PM PDT by elpadre
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To: 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?

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?

33 posted on 05/19/2008 5:46:45 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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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.


34 posted on 05/19/2008 5:47:44 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Pizonce11

This means that homosexuals should all be put in zoos.


35 posted on 05/19/2008 5:49:30 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Pizonce11

Well, either that or released into the wild and protected by the EPA.


36 posted on 05/19/2008 5:50:39 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Pizonce11

My first thought was “so is cannibalism” - and I see the first comment says the same thing.


37 posted on 05/19/2008 5:51:59 PM PDT by Chesterbelloc
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To: dr_who

ROFLLLLLLLL


38 posted on 05/19/2008 5:51:59 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Liberals learning curves are pretty flat,)
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To: Pizonce11
...about 1,500 animal species are known to practice same-sex coupling...

What do they mean by "coupling"?

Is it just "hanging around together", or is actual buggery?

Somehow I seriously doubt it's the latter.

39 posted on 05/19/2008 5:52:58 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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I’d like to take note that homosexual marriage has not been accepted in a single society on earth at any time in history...

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.

40 posted on 05/19/2008 5:56:39 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Argus

Yes, that is why they call them animals.


41 posted on 05/19/2008 5:57:22 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Nude dancing in North America)
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To: Stepan12

So True!!


42 posted on 05/19/2008 5:58:19 PM PDT by EagleandLiberty (El Rushbo Tribal name -- RinoHunter Coming Soon - a new CONSERVATIVE PARTY --- www.falconparty.com)
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To: Pizonce11

Ah - there is a reason why we call them “animals”.

But of course that is lost on the folks that believe that humans are no better than animals - and perhaps worse.


43 posted on 05/19/2008 5:59:00 PM PDT by 21twelve (Don't wish for peace. Pray for Victory.)
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To: Pizonce11

They also mount animals of other species. Bestiality should be legalized as “normal” too?


44 posted on 05/19/2008 6:00:11 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I thought man evolved into an advanced life form that knew the difference between right and wrong. Animals don’t think the same way we do. What we might call gay behavior, an animal might call asserting dominance over a rival.


45 posted on 05/19/2008 6:01:20 PM PDT by peeps36 (Politician = Corrupt Degenerate Loser = Ted, Nancy, Barry, Jack and Many More)
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To: cripplecreek
I fear I may be Homer sexual.

LOL, Homersexual...

46 posted on 05/19/2008 6:01:20 PM PDT by EagleandLiberty (El Rushbo Tribal name -- RinoHunter Coming Soon - a new CONSERVATIVE PARTY --- www.falconparty.com)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The scientists don’t want to accept a concept of CIVILIZED behavior. Bet they are on the side of “negotiating” with enemies rather than defending territory or even expanding the range. War is “natural” too.


47 posted on 05/19/2008 6:02:38 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: peeps36

The sex positive agenda seeks to end ALL moral judgements over ALL sexual pairings regardless of sex, age, marital status, relation, number, or species of partner(s).


48 posted on 05/19/2008 6:03:44 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: Pizonce11

“same-sex coupling”

Every time I’ve looked into one of these claims I find a homosexual who is trying to pretend his behavior is “natural”. Not once have I found that any animals that have a common behavior of attempting to form a mating pair bond (reproductive behavior) with a member of their own sex. I CALL BS.


49 posted on 05/19/2008 6:05:16 PM PDT by Varda (Let's Go Pens!)
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To: pissant

Really? Seriously? I think those Aussies spend way too much time in the outbacks. Yuck. :P


50 posted on 05/19/2008 6:08:38 PM PDT by derllak
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