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Friday, March 02, 2007

 
Lesbian Koalas

Many of y'all have seen this story (link via Sully). There are those who argue that homosexuality is natural among the lower animals and thus natural among humans. They observe X behavior occurring in koalas and determines that it says something about the nature of human psychology. But what exactly have they observed in this study? Note the second paragraph in the story:

The furry, eucalyptus-eating creatures appear to develop this tendency for same-sex liaisons when they are in captivity. In the wild, they remain heterosexual.

The real story is that female koalas, when taken out of their normal environment, change their sexual behavior.

Any bets that gay activist organizations will hail this as evidence that humans can change their sexual orientation?

This NARTH paper gives a thorough fisking to the animal homosexuality myth.

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