Friday, October 20, 2006

The Nature of the Beast

Interesting news bit I read yesterday that's sure to cause a stir in some religious radicals. The Oslo Natural History Museum is currently mounting an exhibition entitled "Against Nature" that documents the observation of homosexual behavior in 1,500 different species of animals from giraffes to beetles. Geir Soeli, the project leader of the exhibition is quoted as saying "The sexual urge is strong in all animals... It's a part of life, it's fun to have sex," as to the reasons for homosexuality or bisexuality among animals.

This exhibition should travel, hopefully the Museum of Natural History here will see its worth and bring it to New York. Sounds like a important exhibition that holds the future of the nature vs. nurture argument. Say what you want about the exhibition, but I think this statement from the exhibition says it all, "We may have opinions on a lot of things, but one thing is clear -- homosexuality is found throughout the animal kingdom, it is not against nature."

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