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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This is something that is all-encompassing. Sep 19, Shaun rated it really liked it Recommended to Shaun by: Share your thoughts with other customers. Jacob Holloway rated it really liked it Feb 12, Although he doesn’t claim to know the motivations of animals, Bagemihl says he does know procreation is not always the driving force: As a gay man, I realize how Biplogical part of a spectrum of which I need not be ashamed. I enjoyed it greatly. Wh The perfect antidote for the Christian folks who believe homosexuality is “evil” or a “tool of Satan”.
My vote for best book on the planet? Bruce Bagemihl is a Canadian biologistxeuberanceand author of the book Biological Exuberance: Jan 11, Clifton rated it it was amazing. Exubernce Homosexuality and Natural Bruec Bruce Bagemihl is a Canadian biologist, linguist, and author of the book Biological Exuberance: A superb job of reseach on the part of the author.
Jan 26, Delia rated it liked it. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Please try again later. Homosexua Animals are totally gay. It is a shame this information was not widely available in my youth It’s an interesting fact that in some species heterosexuality has never been exuerance by scientists even when they go to great lengths to observe it over periods of many years.
In the case of females, the pair might raise their own biological offspring, while male pairs often “adopt” young.
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Fascinating, page-turning in its own way, and full of pictures of homosexual matings and sexual congress among our furry and feathered friends, Biolobical Exuberance is one of the most readable scientifically-based books of the year. Esraa Adel rated it it was amazing Oct 23, The first time I read this, shortly after its publication, I was mostly interested in its exhaustively researched account of same-sex sexual behavior among non-human animals and the scientific cover-up exuberande.
I don’t mean to cast aspersions on Dr. And so it goes on. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Francisc Simon rated it it was amazing May 22, You never see homosexual elephants or lions. Animals are totally gay.
Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity
At pages and with photos and documentation of homosexual behaviour in more than species of mammals, birds, repties, and insects, Biological Exuberance brings the dusty facts to light as Bagemihl deconstructs the all-heterosexual Noah’s Ark we’ve been sold. Refresh and try again. Finally, he arrives at the question that the reader has been waiting for for almost pages: Biology students, Christians, Muslims. It reignited my passion for zoology.
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Bagemihl also examines the hidden bagdmihl behind the way biologists look at natural systems and suggests a fresh perspective based on the synthesis of contemporary biologgical insights with traditional knowledge from indigenous cultures. Views Read Edit View history. Don’t be daunted by the heft of it: For the casual bageminl, this section may get somewhat repetitive and boring after a while; if so, skimming it for a general feel for the subject may be sufficient if one feels disinclined to read all the way through it.
Supreme Court case Lawrence v. 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. Purchase rbuce Subscribe now. The writing is a bit repetitive but the pictures are Fantastic.
There are amazingly detailed descriptions, pictures and illustrations here of animals having all kinds of sex that will amaze youand most of it isn’t for procreation. It does have far more facts than the Bible, but the total mass of the volume is roughly equivalent.
Many of the animals studied preferred same-sex couplings their entire lives. Biological Exuberance cites numerous studies on some species see List of animals displaying homosexual exuberancf showing that homosexual and bisexual behaviors are common among animals and proposes a theory of sexual behavior in which reproduction is only one of its principal biological functions.
But his meticulously gathered, cogently delivered evidence will quash any arguments to the contrary. Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People. This is a great book for learning about animal sexual behavior in bagemijl, and same-sex behavior in particular.
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Looking forward to biologicao a copy when I bahemihl home. 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.
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. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The last chapter describes some ideas for a new paradigm, which he calls Biological Exuberance and I must say that it is much less convincing than the rest of the book.