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Gloria Felicia

Idea Generator, Raffles International Christian School

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Can Animals Be Homosexual Or Bisexual?

Human beings can be homosexual or bisexual.
And so can be animals, especially mammals. (to my logical thinking and perception)
Can they actually be attracted to the same sex or both sexes?
Is it possible for the animals to have descendants from opposite sex but are sexually engaged to those of same sex?

*As I realize this is a very sensitive discussion, I do apologize if it is offensive to anyone. Please do answer this question objectively.

No substantial knowledge regarding this topic is necessary.
No links are required to prove how reliable the answer to your perspective is.
However, if you are able to back up your answer with a link, it would be helpful.

Looking forward to your answer. :-)

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    Oct 26 2011: First, humans are animals. Apes, to narrow it down.
    And yes, homosexuality is commonplace in the animal kingdom. I don't have any reference to documentaries, I've just read about reccords of this kind of behaviour. In some species, homosexuality is more frequent than in others.
    The bonobos, for instance, are basicaly bisexual.

    In the case of humans and bonobos, sex is more than reproductive. Bonobos use sex for different social purposes. Humans use sex to strenghen couples, so humans make love litterally.
    It's easy to see how humans are more likely to be gay for this reason. Reproductive purpose is only a fraction of our sex life.

    I love when bigots claim that homosexuality is not natural, since a gay couple cannot reproduce. I love this cause they're missing the whole beauty of human sexuality : the purpose of creating love.
    They're actually reducing sex to dog-like reproduction. So ironic...
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      Oct 26 2011: Wow, what a very insightful answer you have here, Gerald!
      I did not consider human beings as animals although in fact, they are in the animal kingdom. That is the reason why I stated in the caption that they are separated (human and animals) since I think human beings have higher degree of intelligence, wider capabilities and a more sensitive sense of love; compared to those of animals.

      Howsoever, I do agree with you about the purpose of human sexuality. Because indeed, it has been a common issue everywhere around us and proven to be true according to the Research done by a Stanford Sexologist as I read it from an article.

      I honestly pity those who don't understand the true meaning of human sexuality.
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        Oct 26 2011: We're incredibly smarter than other animals, mostly because we've killed smart rivals throughout our homo sapiens history, whether on purpose or not.
      • Oct 27 2011: Gloria, "That is the reason why I stated in the caption that they are separated (human and animals) since I think human beings have higher degree of intelligence, wider capabilities and a more sensitive sense of love; compared to those of animals."

        in our societies, intelligence is developed, we must be intelligent if not you're an idiot..it's a context.And there is always anthropocentrism, but if you was an elephant you would think the horn is the best thing what the world has created, and elephant would be higner than others animals.

        Here a link of wikipedia on homosexuality in the animals : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals
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          Oct 28 2011: Well, here I am, endeavoring to be as open-minded as possible. I do believe that anthropocentrism is always there yet humanocentrism is also there. Let me fix this up, in this context, the related subject is perhaps supported by facts that it needs to be the superior midpoint.

          Human beings are not only the most intelligent living creatures on this planet but also "have higher degree of intelligence, wider capabilities and a more sensitive sense of love; compared to those of animals." And this is based on scientific research and stated by Protagoras that man is the measure of all things. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protagoras)

          So, I do not made up my opinion by subjectivity purely, but also reality. Thanks for the link input, Raphaël! :-) means a lot.
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    Oct 27 2011: Yes, animals as close to us as Bonobos, the peace and lovemakers of the Great Ape family.
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    Oct 27 2011: There was a story about a zoo in Germany a few years back that discussed two homosexual penguins. Wonderfully entertaining.
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    Oct 27 2011: Human being is not animal ?
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      Oct 27 2011: Well, other than human :-) should put that up, I'm sorry.
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        Oct 27 2011: Ha ha no worry.....just joking .... though I know many people don't want to agree that...they think human being is something superior than animal .....one of the many fallacies of mankind it is
  • Oct 28 2011: ...so i prefer Darwin. Darwinisme is teaching in every university of ethology-biology-psychology.
    It's a relativism, we are adapted to a context (not the strongest or fastest). Love is simply an adaptative emotionial response (evolutionnist psychology).
    If you want to believe what human is highest...do biology !
    See you