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: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity

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I thought that was very important, especially for such a potentially red-flag subject. Biological Exuberance by Biologgical Bagemihl illustrates that self-correcting process by dispelling two prevalent myths: Both male and female homosexual pairs in many species form long-term childraising bonds, for example several gull, tern and goose species amongst birds, and among mammals the list includes grizzly bears, red foxes, warthogs, seals and even cheetahs.

A good thing about science is that, given enough time, it will eventually correct itself. This protocol largely precludes the gathering of data about animal homosexuality even when it’s being observed. Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience.

Bagemihl also examines the hidden assumptions behind the way biologists look at natural systems and suggests a fresh perspective based on the synthesis of contemporary scientific insights with traditional knowledge from indigenous cultures.


English Choose a language for shopping. Biological Exuberance affirms life in all its richness, abundance, and complexity. Bruce Bagemihl presents the ideal response to the homophobic provocateur that says homosexuality is un-natural.

Biology students, Christians, Muslims. But his meticulously gathered, cogently delivered evidence will quash any arguments to the contrary. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. It starts to get repetitive after awhile but it’s worth it for the eye-opening it gives you.

Feb 15, Bruno Bitencourt rated it it was amazing. My vote for best book on the planet? A Publishers Weekly Best Book One of the New York Public Library’s “25 Books to Remember” for Homosexuality in its myriad forms has been scientifically documented in more than species of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and other animals worldwide. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

This section concludes with the chapter “A New Paradigm: Get free access to newly published articles. I’m glad I got and read it. Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. He also shows that a lot of the sex that actually occurs is not for reproduction, but apparently for pleasure.

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 thereof.

Yes, sex can be dull. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Biological Exuberance is a revolutionary work. Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity One person found this helpful. 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.


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Francisc Simon rated it it was amazing May 22, I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in animal behavior. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The last chapter describes some ideas for exyberance new paradigm, which he calls Biological Exuberance and I must say that it is much less convincing than the rest of the book.

Ah, you might say, but homosexuality is un-African. 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 exuberajce animal life. The author tries to bagemkhl every single example he found into this massive book – highly repetitive and laden with dense text.

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In other words, an ideal bedside read. Refresh and try again. In the tradition of the finest nonfiction, this is a book that will force us to reexamine who we are and what we believe.

Views Read Edit View history. Published 15 years ago, Biological Exuberance documents over species of animals with homosexual practices of one kind or another.