Did you know that some animals and plants are hermaphroditism?
In humans, hermaphroditism is an extremely rare sex anomaly. A true hermaphrodite is an individual who has both ovarian and testicular tissue. The
ovarian and testicular tissue may be separate, or the two may be combined in what is called an ovotestis. Hermaphrodites have sex chromosomes showing
male-female mosaicism (where one individual possesses both the male XY and female XX chromosome pairs). Most often, but not always, the chromosome
complement is 46,XX, and in every such individual there also exists evidence of Y chromosomal material on one of the autosomes (any of the 22 pairs of
chromosomes other than the sex chromosomes). Individuals with a 46,XX chromosome complement usually have ambiguous external genitalia with a sizable
phallus and are therefore often reared as males. However, they develop breasts during puberty and menstruate and in only rare cases actually produce
sperm. Individuals with the external appearance of one sex but the chromosomal constitution and reproductive organs of the opposite sex are examples
Did you know that there are many species of animals that display homosexuality as well:
Homosexual behavior is widespread amongst social birds and mammals, particularly the sea mammals and the primates.
"No species has been found in which homosexual behaviour has not been shown to exist, with the exception of species that never have sex at all, such
as sea urchins and aphids. Moreover, a part of the animal kingdom is hermaphroditic, truly bisexual. For them, homosexuality is not an issue."
Animal sexual behavior takes many different forms, even within the same species and the motivations for and implications of their behaviors have yet
to be fully understood. Bagemihl's research shows that homosexual behavior, not necessarily sex, has been observed in close to 1500 species, ranging
from primates to gut worms, and is well documented for 500 of them.
There is another good article on this here:
What if mankind is developing towards that end on a physical level?
Some theorist that say there are many different species of "alien" life forms and that the human specie's DNA has been and is being "tinkered with
yet again" by splicing in various other specie's DNA, mixing it in with our own and that some of these various species are themselves hermaphrodite
or homosexual as well.
In a previous post I said the soul has no color, no gender.
We as a species must stop the hate and the being so judgemental of another as long as that "other" is not forcing "another" against their will.
If there are two conscenting adults, it is really no one elses business whom "another" choses to love.
Human kind is "evolving" faster and faster. Maybe our "sexuality" is evolving as well. With the sheer number of people on our planet, we no
longer have to "reproduce". There are already enough of us. Sex was meant to also "be fun", a "pleasure".
Sometimes as well we cannot chose whom to love, it just happens (and I am talking about real love not physical / sex).
In the long scheme of things, we "humans" really don't know that much. Some of us think we know it all and try to force others to live their lives
the way we think they should even when nobody is being hurt.
Some of us are hanging onto what I personally consider very "primitive" mindsets (religion / not spirituality) and these "mindsets" while in the
beginning were useful to bring man along to the point we are at now. However, again in my humble opinion, "religion(s) have outlived their
It is most of these primitive religious beliefs that are holding humanity back from realizing his/her true potential.
Mankind and Earth are evolving.
We are coming closer to "The creator source / the whole"
Many can feel it, like a storm coming. Particularly the younger ones.
Possibly instead of discussing who is mating with whom we should all really be discussing the "Garbage Patch"
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Eastern Garbage Patch or the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine litter in the central
North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°N and estimated to be twice the size of Texas. The patch is
characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of suspended plastic and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific
Gyre. Despite its size and density, the patch is not visible from satellite photography because it consists of very, very small pieces, almost
invisible to the naked eye  and most of its contents are suspended beneath the surface of the ocean. 
or Why we are all allowing the statistics below to continue to our fellow brothers and sisters.
On the average, 1 person dies every second as a result of hunger - 4000 every hour - 100 000 each day - 36 million each year - 58 % of all deaths
On the average, 1 child dies every 5 seconds as a result of hunger - 700 every hour - 16 000 each day - 6 million each year - 60% of all child deaths
(2002-2008 estimates) en.wikipedia.org... (Warning picture at this site are very disturbing.
Globally between 13 to 18 million die each year from starvation.
That last sentence alone should have brought a gut wrenching reaction from you.
If it didn't you maybe are not human or if most people reading that last sentence don't care, maybe we as a species should be allowed to become
extinct like the dinosaurs.
I base that statistical number from here
year from starvation on this planet.
There are so many stupid threads that are getting attention here on ATS: Why did God let the dinosaurs die, why does "god" not heal amputees, heck
ask why "God" lets 13-18 millions souls starve to death each year (many are innocent children).
Folks, we all of us together are "god". Religion, at one time was useful. Now it's holding us back from our true spiritual potential.
If we as a species are truely ever going to progress, we have got to stop the hate and the indifference.
Whom one choses to love and be with is really nobody else's business.
Just maybe worry about your own individual soul's progress. Are you showing love and kindness towards others (humans and animals)?
How about the many hugh problems we as a species are having on this planet right now that if not "solved" might very well mean the termination of
our very own species?
The underlining cause of most major problems we as a species face today is due in part to either hate, indifference and the stubborn hanging onto
Mankind needs to evolve (grow up).
Religion is dying out because it has outlived it's usefulness and is now a detriment to the planet.
All the killing, the wars, the misery - in the name of religion and "god".
We all together are "god" - like drops of water (us) and the ocean (god).
Each person reading this has experienced a "longing" a "yearning".
That "yearning" is the individual soul, the deep innerness of you that has splintered off from the "whole/god" wanting to get back to that whole
but forgetting how to get back.
The answer is love and trying to be a decent, kind loving "service to others" type of person.
Not the smiling, barbie doll perky smile and saying have a nice day and then playing some "office games" so "you can survive" at the expense of
someone else even though you innerly know it's wrong, or cutting someone off in traffic or knowing someone is walking towards the same elevator you
are on and if you would hold that elevator just a minute longer they could make it.
Each day, in tiny little ways we humans are "tested" we experience our karma and make or pay back that karma (what goes around comes around).
So many important issues and ATS and I guess many of the people here just don't pick up on the really important stuff that could make a
Whom someone choses to love, no matter what sex is really nobody else's business.
I wonder why the Fundamentalist have to keep picking away at this all in the name of "god".
Lastly love don't hate. It is the hate that is holding all of us back.
Start worrying about the major stuff we as a species need to address and leave the silly stuff (Lucy loves Lulu) to Lucy and Lulu.
I will give you a list of what I consider important issues we all should be addressing:
World population -
Birth control -
Exploiting of human resources (greed of some for the whole pie and how the rest of us let them do this by our voting in people who compromise their
Cleaning up our planet so we all don't drown in our own poop
Healthcare for EVERY SINGLE SOUL ON THE PLANET
War and the number of victims (souls) that alone claims each year and forever scares the family that soul leaves behind
Our corrupt politicians .......................the list goes on
We are all in this together. We are all interconnected like legos.
Live long & prosper.
[edit on 5-12-2009 by ofhumandescent]