Monday, December 27, 2004

The supposedly-gay penguins

People keep citing gay penguins in zoos as justification for human homosexuality. Here is another story.

I guess that it is possible that animal studies might illuminate human behavior. It would be interesting if animals with a homosexual orientation could be found. Most penguins mate for life. Apparently zoo penguins will choose a mate of the same sex if none of the opposite sex are available. If the gay penguins really had a homosexual orientation, then they'd prefer a mate of the same sex even when there are plenty of the opposite sex available. No one has observed that.

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