[extropy-chat] it's not natural!

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon Oct 30 08:02:33 UTC 2006

This is hilarious:


Saturday, 28 October 2006
by Pierre-Henry Deshayes
Agençe France-Presse

OSLO: A Norwegian museum exhibit of homosexual 
behaviour in the animal world has sparked 
consternation among conservative Christians.

It shows giraffes mounting, aroused whales mating 
and dragonflies copulating - all perfectly 
normal, tender scenes - although perhaps not for 
all, since in this case the animals are of the same sex.

Breaking what is taboo for some, the Natural 
History Museum in Oslo is currently showing an 
exhibition on homosexuality in the animal kingdom 
which organisers say is the first of its kind in the world.

"As homosexual people are often confronted with 
the argument that their way of living is against 
the principles of nature, we thought that ... as 
a scientific institution, we could at least show 
that this is not true," said exhibition organiser Geir Soeli.

While the images displayed at the Natural History 
Museum wash over passing school children, the 
exhibition has sparked consternation in conservative Christians.

A Lutheran priest said he hoped the organisers 
would "burn in hell," and a Pentecostal priest 
lashed out at the exhibition saying tax payers' 
money used for it would have been better spent 
helping the animals correct "their perversions and deviances".

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