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An article in today's Guardian reports that the Ig Nobel prize for biology has been awarded to a researcher whose findings include:- that about 10% of Mallard pairs are homosexual- that rape is common among Mallards- that he witnessed an incident of homosexual necrophilia by a male Mallard.education.guardian.co.uk/...91,00.html
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COOL! Now that all our Ducks are in a row...we can have a gang bang and not worry about male, female, dead or alive!Mr. P. The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.I came to get down, I came to get down. So get out ya seat and jump around - House of PainHEY! Is that a ball in your court? - Mr. PI came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy Piper
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I can't wait to tell my Dad! I bet he'll take up duck hunting. (I'm kidding. Really. I hope.)
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Wasn't this a big deal in the 80s with Sociobiologists, who were trying to use this kind of evidence to say "look, ducks do it, so it's natural!" ??Lori "All beings are the owners of their deeds, the heirs to their deeds."
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I learned 40 years ago that 10% of all living creatures were homosexual. Well, I guess not 'homo' if you are a duck, but you get the idea. Maybe somebody made up that statistic. But here we are with a real live honest-to-goodness scientific study. Ah, Horatio, there's nothing new.....Marti in Mexico
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Let's not forget the penquins

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Let's not forget the penquins who could not be induced to go straight. www.ananova.com/news/stor...nimaltalesWicked, wicked Penguin!
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The 10% figure is very suspicious, corresponding as it does to the figure posited for humans by Kinsey, a closet homosexual who based his analysis of sexual norms on studies of pedophiles and sex criminals.The fact that homosexual behavior is evident in the animal kingdom doesn't make it normal unless it is a behavioral norm. In fact, homosexuality is a minority behavior throughout the animal kingdom. Gay people simply don't understand the difference between "natural" and "normal". Edited by: badmendicant at: 6/14/05 1:48 pm
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Re: Normal vs. Natural

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I'm in the middle of _When Elephants Weep_ by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy. They attempt to answer in a more or less rigorous way the question of whether animals have emotions and feel things in ways analogous to humans. (Seems to me self-evident that they do.) What has been surprising is that many behaviors commonly labeled as deviant or "unnatural" occur among many animals. It's all there! Are they the norm? Nope. But are they "natural"? Yup. It isn't just that humans are terrible & corrupt, bearers of original sin. Sigh.-- Meg
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How... interesting.Quote:Are they the norm? Nope. But are they "natural"? Yup. An important distinction and I like the way you put it. Betonprosa oder PermafrostSchmelzvorgaenge oder nichtDas deja vu ist jetzt historischdie Gemengelage wie gehabtIch bluteIrgendwas ist immerIch gehe jetzt
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The point being that homosexuality is being promoted as normal when it should simply be accepted as natural.The former position is based upon a falsehood the latter position is based upon truth.Modern society is less concerned with truth and falsehood than it is with convenience.You can't have a backlash against the truth. You can, and probably will, have a backlash against a lie.
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