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  • vatrivician3 vatrivician3 Jul 3, 2013 4:30 PM Flag

    Why are animals gay?



    So how far can we go in using animals to help us understand human homosexuality? Robin Dunbar is a professor of evolutionary psychology at the University of Liverpool, England. "The bottom line is that anything that happens in other primates, and particularly other apes, is likely to have strong evolutionary continuity with what happens in humans," he said.

    Dunbar says the bonobo's use of homosexual activity for social bonding is a possible example, adding, "One of the main arguments for human homosexual behavior is that it helps bond male groups together, particularly where a group of individuals are dependent on each other, as they might be in hunting or warfare."

    For instance, the Spartans, in ancient Greece, encouraged homosexuality among their elite troops. "They had the not unreasonable belief that individuals would stick by and make all efforts to rescue other individuals if they had a lover relationship," Dunbar added.

    Another suggestion is that homosexuality is a developmental phase people go through. He said, "This is similar to the argument of play in young animals to get their brain and muscles to work effectively and together. Off the back of this, there's the possibility you can get individuals locked into this phase for the rest of their lives as a result of the social environment they grow up in."

    But he adds that homosexuality doesn't necessarily have to have a function. It could be a spin-off or by-product of something else and in itself carries no evolutionary weight."

    He cites sexual gratification, which encourages procreation, as an example. "An organism is designed to maximize its motivational systems," he adds.

    In other words, if the urge to have sex is strong enough it may spill over into nonreproductive sex, as suggested by the actions of the bonobos and macaques. However, as Dunbar admits, there's a long way to go before the causes of homosexuality in humans are fully understood. '

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    • I ALWAYS hear this same crapola from gays that tell me that animals go through gay motions all the time.
      Then I ask them a question that not a single one of them can answer.
      "Can you show me ONE instance where, in the animal kingdom, one male animal has allowed or will allow another male animal to PENETRATE them?"
      Then they go into their monkey dance trying to obfuscate the issue and over compensate with more irrelevant 'examples' of how animals go through the motions of being gay and so humans would do the same.
      The fact is that some humans simply cannot take control of themselves and let their feelings rule their behavior that facilitates their gayiosity.

    • OK, so you're a greasy F@GGOT. It was pretty obvious from the git-go---

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