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Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven
Monday, January 24, 2005 Hmm, Just a Thought
I wonder if there are any examples of homosexuality in animals? I don't mean when male rats are crowded together, but naturally occurring as biologically determined at birth.
I've never seen a homosexual dog or a lesbian cat. And yet doesn't it seem logical that if homosexuality is caused by a gene or in the womb due to an imbalance of hormones, such fluctuations and events would occur to other animals also, and not just humans?
It appears that sexuality is much more hard wired in animals other than ourselves.
Michael Savage had a riff going the other day which was interesting. I'll try and paraphrase it:
I thought about that for awhile, and I had to agree. If it wasn't such a strong drive in us, we probably wouldn't do it.
When I was young I used to get angry at my libido for being such a driving force in me. I wasn't married, and often had no girlfriend, and would rather not be bothered with this incredible urge. Why wouldn't it leave me alone?
But if it had, would I have sought the company of women and seek to marry as I did? Probably not. I didn't find women in many respects more interesting than my investigations into the nature of being and the universe. But I found the thought and experience of having sex with women wonderful.
And although I no longer care for the physical act of sex very much, I find the thought of it is still appealing for some reason; and I dream of a day in heaven when I may enjoy it to the fullest, most glorifying extent as an ultimate union between a man and woman.
(Whether that is so in heaven, I have no idea, but as I said it remains the idea and ideal of the now.) posted by Mark Butterworth | 6:31 PM |