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 biography of a Canadian academic exubeance a stub. 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 behavior in which reproduction is only one of its principal biological functions.

Two female bears raising their four cubs together? Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity.

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Oct 03, Mary rated it it was amazing. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. This time, I again appreciated all of that but was particularly impressed by Bagemihl’s discussion of post-Darwinian theories of evolution and in particular by his own suggestion of “biological exuberance” as a frame-work by which numerous recent findings in Western science and various indigenous insights might be synthesized.

Mary randomly found this in a library in Providence, and I can’t believe I’d never heard of it! It is a shame this information was not widely available in my youth If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This is the rare science book that is both thorough AND entertaining. The information is based on scientific studies, peer-reviewed work. Jan 11, Clifton rated it it was amazing. Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity But I found it fascinating that not only does homosexual activity occur in numerous mammal and bird species in roughly similar proportions to its incidence in humans, but in other species, it is actually the primary method of sexual expression!


Start reading Biological Exuberance on your Kindle in under a minute. Whether you are interested in evolutionary biology, sociobiology, the continuum of “human” behaviors found in animals, or just telling that douchebag at the bar who says “homosexuality biollogical natural” that he’s full of shit, this book delivers.

The essence of Biological Exuberance is that natural systems are driven as much by abundance and excess as they are by limitation and practicality. In the second major section of the book, the author breaks his studies down into individual animal species and subgroupings of species.

Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce Bagemihl

Homosexual Behaviour in Animals: No really, they are. It changes your ideas.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. More interesting to me, though, is the speculation on the sexual origins of language and culture in chapter 2 and the devastating examination in chapter 3 of bigotry in the biological sciences in over two hundred years of observations of animal homosexuality.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more. In other words, an ideal bedside read. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Available at Quatrefoil Library in St. This protocol largely precludes the gathering of data about animal homosexuality even when it’s being observed. His book on homosexuality in animals was cited by the American Psychiatric Association and other groups in their amici curiae brief to the Babemihl States Supreme Court in Lawrence v.


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Just a moment while xeuberance sign you in to your Goodreads account. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. When I started reading this chapter I began to wonder if I had accidentally picked up a different book, but in the end he makes a connection between the myths and biological reality.

Much of the last chapter is a description of the myths about animals of native North Americans, the tribes of New Guinea, and indigenous Gruce people. That diversity often extends to sexuality.

Francisc Simon rated it it was amazing May 22, Gary rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Nov 26, Bill rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This is the gay animal “Bible”. Homosexuality is natural, Christianity is artificial. Some of the most bizarre of the myths turn out to be true.

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.