Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Birds of a Feather

Heard about the gay penguins?

Seems to be a "natural" fact, but their Toronto zookeepers are splitting them up nevertheless. Why?  Well, of course, because they won't, or rather, can't breed.  It's not clear whether the zookeepers are interested in continuing the penguin line or the gay penguin line.

Which raises again the important and vexing question about what is and isn't "natural".  If homosexuality is a "natural" phenomenon among animals, then how does it survive the process of "natural" selection?

Just wondering. 

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