A brilliant and important exercise in exposing the limitations of received opinion, this book presents to the lay reader and specialist alike an exhaustively argued. by. Bruce Bagemihl. · Rating details · ratings · 25 reviews. Biological Exuberance is a book of great queer science. Two ganders who work together as . A good thing about science is that, given enough time, it will eventually correct itself. Biological Exuberance by Bruce Bagemihl illustrates that self-correcti.

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Biological Exuberance by Bruce Bagemihl illustrates that self-correcting process by dispelling two prevalent myths: Retrieved 18 September Feb 17, Sarah rated it really liked it. Biological Exuberance cites numerous studies on some species see List of animals displaying homosexual behavior showing that homosexual and bisexual behaviors are common among animals and proposes a theory of sexual exuberanve in which reproduction is only one of its principal biological functions.

Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity Looking forward to finding a copy when I get home. Texas[6] the case which ultimately struck down sodomy laws across the United States. Jacob Holloway rated it really liked it Feb 12, Bioligical section concludes with the chapter “A New Paradigm: Ah, you might say, but homosexuality is un-African.


Write a customer review. Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People. Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. In this often lively, but sometimes overwhelmingly encyclopedic study and listing of homosexual diversity in biologicaal animal kingdom, the author has brkce a phenomenal job of bringing science into a popular idiom so that the animal behavior he details i s understandable to the layperson.

Jan 11, Clifton rated it it was amazing. Man is the only animal with gay members? All of this he believes calls for a new conception of the natural biological world.

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Most of us are familiar with homosexuality in bonobo societies, but this book delves into many other marine and land mammals, birds and more to further solidify the fact that homosexuality is in no way “unnatural. Bagemihl is a biologist and researcher who went from teaching to working at Microsoft, and now he’s produced one phenomenal book on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and tr ansgendered animal life. Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, filled with fascinating facts and astonishing descriptions of animal behavior, Biological Exuberance is a landmark book that will change forever how we look at nature.

Part 2, “A Wondrous Exubfrance profiles more than species in which scientific observers have noted homosexual or nruce behavior.

Have youever had a conversation with someone who vehemently opposes homosexuality, and uses as one of their arguments that “it isn’t natural”? I probably wouldn’t read this if I was of the mind that “homosexuality is a sin” or “a choice” unless you’re looking to be more open minded or learn something.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Read this book, then argue with the research, if you can.


If you want to know what the birds and the bees are doing when Jerry Falwell isn’t looking, this is the place to find out. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Begemihl deftly manages his aim of producing a text that is both sufficiently exiberance and accessible for a non-specialist audience.

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As a result, there is still widespread belief among scientists and the public that animal homosexuality is rare or nonexistent. Why not 5 stars? Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Each profile is a verbal and visual “snapshot” of one or more closely related bird or mammal species, containing all the documentation required to support the author’s often controversial conclusions. Portraits of Homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgendered Wildlife.

Refresh and try again. Homosexuality is natural, Christianity is artificial. It does have far more facts than the Bible, but the total mass of the volume is roughly equivalent.

Two ganders who work together as a mated pair?

Set up a giveaway. An appendix contains a long list of reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, spiders and domesticated animals in which homosexuality has been observed. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.