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Herzig
12-26-2004, 01:25 PM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1503&e=19&u=/afp/20041225/ts_afp/sciencejapananimalspenguingay_041225063152

TOKYO (AFP) - Researchers have found a number of same-sex pairs of penguins at aquariums in Japan, with an imbalance between the numbers of male and female birds suspected to be the cause, a report said.


A research group led by Keisuke Ueda, professor of behavioral ecology at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, found about 20 same-sex pairs at 16 major aquariums and zoos, Kyodo news agency said.

Penguins in captivity "may be more likely to form same-sex pairs" due to the difficulty of finding partners of the opposite sex because breeding facilities in Japan only have an average of 20 birds, the agency quoted Ueda as saying.

It is not known if the frequency of homosexuality is higher than in the wild, where telling the sexes apart is tough, he said.

Many of the gay male pairs and two of the female pairs were seen performing mounting behavior, it said.

Ueda was not available for comment on the report .

Phobia
12-26-2004, 01:34 PM
It's that damned Will & Grace show. I just know it.

ChiefsFire
12-26-2004, 02:31 PM
this thread would get more views if the title was

Lesbian Penguins Found in Jap Aquaruim

Frankie
12-26-2004, 02:38 PM
I would say this would blow the bible-clutchers' view that "gay-ness is a matter of CHOICE and not nature" out of the water. The only reason I won't say it is because, the ensuing arguments will force the mods to move this thread to the other forum. So,... I won't say it!

The Pedestrian
12-26-2004, 02:54 PM
This is just another protest that was somehow started by the gay rights activists (NTTAWWT) here in America.

stevieray
12-26-2004, 02:57 PM
If you're looking at a penguin for validation, then you've already got issues.

The Pedestrian
12-26-2004, 03:01 PM
If you're looking at a penguin for validation, then you've already got issues.

ROFL ROFL

Don't make the Penguin Posse come after you...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1000000/images/_1002958_pen300.jpg

Herzig
12-26-2004, 03:01 PM
It is not known if the frequency of homosexuality is higher than in the wild, where telling the sexes apart is tough, he said.



I wonder if "SHRINKAGE" has something to do with this? :hmmm:

The Pedestrian
12-26-2004, 03:02 PM
I wonder if "SHRINKAGE" has something to do with this? :hmmm:

Ask George Kastanza...he seems to know a lot about it.

Rain Man
12-26-2004, 03:08 PM
I always suspected this because of their natty dress.

Otter
12-26-2004, 03:09 PM
If you're looking at a penguin for validation, then you've already got issues.

I would rep you but it's not working for some reason.

KCWolfman
12-26-2004, 03:20 PM
I would say this would blow the bible-clutchers' view that "gay-ness is a matter of CHOICE and not nature" out of the water. The only reason I won't say it is because, the ensuing arguments will force the mods to move this thread to the other forum. So,... I won't say it!
You would be wrong as well.

Evidently you didn't read the entire article as the penguins were coerced into the same sex relationships due to limited selection of mates.

Using your analogy, we must assume that homosexual is nature defined because men in prison tend to pick same sex partners.

Wile_E_Coyote
12-26-2004, 03:26 PM
Researchers out Icehole Penguins

Phobia
12-26-2004, 03:29 PM
Researchers out Icehole Penguins

Well played.

gblowfish
12-26-2004, 04:20 PM
Coming this Fall To Bravo!

Rain Man
12-26-2004, 04:38 PM
You would be wrong as well.

Evidently you didn't read the entire article as the penguins were coerced into the same sex relationships due to limited selection of mates.

Using your analogy, we must assume that homosexual is nature defined because men in prison tend to pick same sex partners.


I'm sure glad that I didn't stay at UMR for a master's degree.

Frankie
12-27-2004, 11:01 AM
I would say this would blow the bible-clutchers' view that "gay-ness is a matter of CHOICE and not nature" out of the water. The only reason I won't say it is because, the ensuing arguments will force the mods to move this thread to the other forum. So,... I won't say it!

OK I'm confused now. :shrug: StevieElvis sends me a neg rep on this saying, "you're such a bigot."
:shake:

I thought my post was an ANTI-BIGOTRY one!..... Go figure.

Oh, well.... Whatever. :rolleyes:

Pitt Gorilla
12-27-2004, 11:40 AM
I'm sure glad that I didn't stay at UMR for a master's degree. ROFL

cmh6476
12-27-2004, 01:25 PM
http://www.mahopa.de/bilder/lustige-forenbilder/this-thread-is-gay.jpg

Ultra Peanut
12-27-2004, 06:57 PM
Many of the gay male pairs and two of the female pairs were seen performing mounting behavior, it said.Sure they didn't just wander into the "Black Hole" and catch a Raiders game by accident?