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A brilliant and important exercise in exposing the limitations of received opinion, this book presents to the lay reader and specialist alike an exhaustively argued. by. Bruce Bagemihl. · Rating details · ratings · 25 reviews. Biological Exuberance is a book of great queer science. Two ganders who work together as . A good thing about science is that, given enough time, it will eventually correct itself. Biological Exuberance by Bruce Bagemihl illustrates that self-correcti.

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Assumptions that tend to explain animal homosexuality out of existence are carefully analyzed bioolgical are the double standards often used in characterizing behaviors as sexual when they involve members of the other but not the same sex. Drawing upon a rich body of zoological research spanning more than two centuries, Bruce Bagemihl shows that animals engage in all types of nonreproductive sexual behavior.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The perfect antidote for the Christian folks who believe homosexuality is “evil” or a “tool of Satan”.

Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account. So where does it end? An appendix contains a long list of reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, spiders and domesticated animals in which homosexuality has been observed. In the second major section of the book, the author breaks his studies down into individual animal species and subgroupings of species.


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Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more. Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. Francisc Simon rated it it was amazing May 22, View all 3 comments. Fascinating, page-turning in its own way, and full of pictures of homosexual matings and sexual congress among our furry and feathered friends, Biolobical Exuberance is one of the most readable scientifically-based books of the year.

All of this he believes calls for a new conception of the natural biological world.

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Homosexual Behaviour in Animals: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. The book is huge, but only the first pages are text, the rest is more of an encyclopedia of homosexual and transgender behavior of animals This meticulously researched and documented account catalogues mammals, birds, fish and others demonstrating what humans would call long term homosexual and heterosexual relationships, bisexuality, cross-dressing as well as transgender transformation, group sex, masturbation and the use of sex toys — just to name a few examples.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Well the new science sure has revealed that the separations we used to hold as a rule, This book should not be read by superstitious animals who were raised to believe that homosexuality is wrong.

Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. Each profile is a verbal and visual “snapshot” of one or more closely related bird or mammal species, containing all the documentation required to support the author’s often controversial conclusions. Conversely, whenever they observe a known same-sex pair bioological in behavior that would be classified as sexual between a male and female, they classify it in some other way.


Even if you already know the gist of it same-sex courtship, affection, pair-bonding, parenting, and sex have been observed among hundreds of species of animalsit’s worth the effort bagejihl read this book, both because details matter and because, in the course of introducing and biologixal these findings, Bagemihl raises numerous important questions about sex, gender, and human-animal relations. Looking forward to finding a copy when I get home.

Part 2, “A Wondrous Bestiary,” profiles more than species in which scientific observers have noted homosexual or transgender behavior. Biological Exuberance affirms life in all its richness, abundance, and complexity.

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Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. Homosexuality is natural, Christianity is artificial. Fascinating compilation of studies on animal behavior’s we might name as expressing sexual and gender diversity. It’s very informative and truthful. One of these items ships sooner than the other.