Saturday, February 25, 2012

Unnaturally Natural

You know what's really unnatural?  Smoking!  Seriously, can you think of any creature that would stand around actively inhaling smoke?  Bet you won't!  Breathing in smoke is wildly unnatural but besides that one Bond villain, I've never heard anyone make that argument.

You know what argument you do hear all the time on the other hand?  That homosexuality is unnatural.  Male + Female = Natural.  Any other equation = an unnatural abomination!  It's weird then that something so unnatural would be so common in nature then!

It's guy love between two guys

Here's a quote from the recent Cracked article (which you should totally go read because it's funny AND informative), "The 6 Sleaziest Ways Animals Are Mimicking Human Sexuality":

"Homosexual activity has been observed in 1,500 species and is likely present in many, many more. These species range from turtles to bears to dogs to whales -- bonobo apes, for example, are largely bisexual.

... ,in one experiment in sheep sexuality, scientists placed a male ram in the vicinity of male and female sheep that had been deprived of sex (read: extremely horny). The ram had a ready and willing female standing right there ... and in 8 percent of the cases, he chose the sexual partner with a dong. That's right: According to this study, sheep are homosexual in at least as large a percentage as humans (about 8 percent for the animals, versus 8 percent of Americans who admit they've at least experimented).

But what if it's just a case of a species not having enough females to go around and the males turning prison gay until more show up? There's at least one species that proves that theory wrong: giraffes. You see, male giraffes have been observed having sex with other males even though 60 percent of giraffes are female. If a giraffe can't find a female to mate with it's probably because, like the gay penguins, they're simply not interested."

There's more in the article but I believe I've made my point.  Sure, is a comedy website but before you use that argument to discount all the above points, go ahead and click on those hyperlinks.  The claims it makes are pretty solid and very much supported by the facts.

Now I know that in an earlier post on lions and stepfathers I made the point that just because something happens in nature doesn't mean we should do it too.  You and me baby may be nothing but mammals but that certainly doesn't mean we have to do it like they do on the Discovery Channel after all!  But my point here is not that people should be gay because animals are.  My point was simply that there is clearly nothing unnatural about something so prevalent in nature.

From God Hates Checkered Whiptail Lizards.  Go read the whole thing, it's hilarious and makes my point better than I just did...

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