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My Homophobic Dog Hates My Gay Peacock

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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:36 PM
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Depending upon who is perpetuating the meme, the assertion is that anywhere from 450 to 1500 species exhibit homosexual behavior, but only one (humans) exhibits homophobia. This is a bold claim - as bold as the title to this thread. (Full disclosure: At the moment I do not have a dog and I have never had a peacock) The title of this thread is as absurdly non-scientific as the claim that x-amount of species within the animal kingdom have homosexuality but only humans exhibit homophobic behavior.

In 1999 a Canadian biologist and linguist, Bruce Bagemihl, authored a book titled: Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity.[ In this book, Bagemihl cites more than 300 studies to support his contention that homosexuality in the animal kingdom is quite common. To the best of my knowledge, none of the studies cited, nor Bagemihl's book go as far as to assert that only humans exhibit homophobia. These assertions have been made by the self righteous knee jerker's who seemingly could care less about the accuracy of their remarks, only that they sound good, or read well.

What studies have been done on homosexual whiptail lizards and their heterosexual peers? What studies have been done on the inferred homosexuality of dragonflies and their heterosexual peers? How many studies have been done on the homosexual Guiana leaffish and their heterosexual peers? I can't seem to find any, but I have no problem finding thousands of sites willing to cite the assertion that only humans exhibit homophobia.

If homosexuality is ever going to be accepted as a natural biological fact of life, it seems to me that all those gay whiptail lizards, dragonflies, Guiana leaffish and people should understand that no one can eat their cake and have it too. If the gay community and their supporters want credibility and equally want to be taken seriously for discrediting religious attitudes towards them, it is not at all in their best interest to take scientific studies and turn them into just another religious doctrine.




posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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So your dog FEARS your peacock? Or does he hate your peacock for homosexual behavior? Who controls the narrative controls the issue. We are now in a situation where anyone who objects to homosexual behavior is labeled a "homophobe," which, as I'm sure we all know, a "fear" of homosexual behavior.

So hatred is now "fear" Disgust is now "fear" Objecting on moral grounds is now "fear" Thinking homosexuality is sinful is now "fear." As long as every objection is deemed a "phobia" no one is allowed to really address the issues.

the whole thing is being crammed down our throats (no pun intended.)
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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cool.

I'm really so over the topic.

I don't care what people think about the color of my hair, why should i care about what someone thinks of my sexuality? It's really a minor detail in my life.

And i can't stand stereotyping a whole group of people into one pile and telling them what they should or shouldn't do.

I don't need someone telling me what to do in order to obtain equality...PUH-lease. If someone looks down on me, that's their problem.

This will be the last one of these threads i visit.

Gooday and good riddance!

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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:47 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:49 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:49 PM
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in most species it is the male who evolved to be eclectic, flamboyant, creative, to attract a receptacle to sow his oats.

yet in humans, male flamboyancy and homoromantic pairing is frowned upon, i'm not sure for what one main reason, perhaps religion? cause its so easy to argue male and female are the most suited pair physically and of course, reproductively (unless overpopulation is an issue, then the tables would turn)



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:52 PM
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Awesome post....you make Beckett proud.

If you godot what I mean.....

Sorry, I couldn't help myself....



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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The title of your thread is one of the best I have seen.

One star for you.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 07:56 PM
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Hahaha where did you get a peacock? Nvm just read the part I skimmed past, you don't have a peacock.
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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As far as humans being the only species to exhibit homophobic behavior, that is kinda silly.....

I mean, how do really know if his dog is homophobic or not?

Maybe he is?

And if his dog is homophobic then I say he needs some cross cultural sensivity training right now!

I love gay people. And gay peacocks.

I just took this thread as an excercise in absurdity, which is why I invoked godot.

I have a very quirky sense of humor.

Sorry if I misunderstood, I thought it was meant to be light heartened thread not an actual jab on gay people.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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This is not a jab at anyone other than people who make absurd claims expecting these absurdities to be taken as Gospel truth. I never even considered the sexual orientation of the people making this claim, only the ridiculousness of it. But hey, let's keep trying to make this thread about gay people and spend as little time discussing any actual studies on other species and the psychological reactions towards the homosexuals of that species. That way no one has to do anything more than drive by posts...or we could just wait...or maybe hang ourselves! Or wait...



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Of my two male yellow labs, one of them only humps other male dogs. Is it a matter of dominance? Probably. True Love? Maybe - who cares, he's a good dog


Also, if there is a species of animal that seems inherently gay, it's gotta be the male peacock...looks like a Vegas showgirl



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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Okay, so you are trying to seriously debate whether humans are the only species who exhibits homophobia?

Or are you trying to point out the fact, you think that the claim is absurd?

Well, I think the claim is absurd.

Or is it something totally different that I misunderstood?

Anyways, I meant no disrespect on your thread and will take it seriously if that was your intention.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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I have an asexual worm that I use for bait fishing
Does it get any more bites than normal



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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It's been awhile....but I got it.....I'll just go hang myself now while I wait



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 08:15 PM
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I continue looking for any study that actually endeavors to either support or refute the claim that only humans exhibit homophobic behavior. It appears that no studies have been done on this issue, but I am one person, and if you really would like to take this thread seriously, a little help in finding actual peer reviewed studies on this issue would be of tremendous help.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 08:16 PM
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Hmm dog or peacock... dog or peacock....dog or peacock...


Shoot the peacock.



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