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frozen_eclipse
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uberhaxor
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Animals can possibly display homosexual behavior

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/24/2012 Category: Science
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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frozen_eclipse

Pro

I think animals can be homosexual. I am for the pro of this debate. I will post arguments after the acceptance round.

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Debate Round No. 1
frozen_eclipse

Pro

So I remember when I would go to my friends house and he had this dog. He later brought another dog. Both were males. One in particular would always try to have sex with the other evident by the position of doggie style and the little pink thingie. Funny thing is the one on the bottom would always just sit there and just take it. conclusion, gay doggies.

gay animal activity is evident in findings.

There is this one study where certain genes were deleted from mice and those mice rejected the opposite sex and invited the same sex.

"Female mice 'can be turned lesbian by deleting gene' Female mice can be turned "lesbian" by deleting a single gene at embryo stage, scientists have discovered".....http://www.telegraph.co.uk...

Around 2,300 years ago, Aristotle had already described the remarkable behaviour of a group of hyenas: males flirting with males, females pleasuring females. But the idea of gay marriage in the animal kingdom never really fitted into the scientists' world view, and so was all too often ignored.

""Homosexuality has been observed for more than 1,500 animal species, and is well documented for 500 of them."
http://gaylife.about.com...

"Scientists at California’s Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the University of Rhode Island recently reported on the same-sex mating habits of Octopoteuthis deletron, a deep-sea squid that indiscriminately shoots sperm packets onto both male and female squids passing by."

"O. deletron isn’t alone in its same-sex sexual behavior. In a review article published in 2009, biologists Nathan Bailey and Marlene Zuk at the University of California, Riverside, noted that “many thousands of instances of same-sex courtship, pair bonding and copulation have been observed in a wide range of species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, mollusks and nematodes.”

Some animals, when given a choice, show a preference for the same sex, and researchers have even ascribed a same-sex sexual orientation to members of certain species. Read on for some fascinating examples."

http://www.popsci.com...

conclusion of this point--obviously humans have observed homosexual behavior in animals, So animals can possibly display homosexual be

behavior.

Lastly I will provide some pictures of animals engaging in homosexual activity and I will describe how we know the animals are the same sex.

http://www.kontraband.com...

I believe these are moose's and female moose's don't have huge antlers like these two do. So both of these are males.

http://www.kontraband.com...

Only male lions grow manes. So both of these are males.

http://www.kontraband.com...

Obviously we see two antlers and a buck and there having a threesome.

http://www.kontraband.com...

This one is just too funny....lol

http://www.environmentteam.com...

This last one is a compilation of gay activity by animals.






uberhaxor

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
frozen_eclipse

Pro

Seeing as my case faces no contentiousness all of my points stand to be proven true , Thus I urge the voters to vote for pro
uberhaxor

Con

uberhaxor forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
uberhaxor

Con

uberhaxor forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Wallstreetatheist 5 years ago
Wallstreetatheist
If Imabench saw this, he would have trolled it.
Posted by Wallstreetatheist 5 years ago
Wallstreetatheist
ff means that one of the participants forfeited a round; thus, a conduct point is immediately awarded to the stronger side.

Also, 16k is trying to make the argument that because it happens in nature doesn't mean it should happen in humans, which is dumb. The homosexuality of animals case makes a more valid case for the natural aspect of homosexuality in humans.

Also, what this debate is about is a proven fact. So, it's not really debatable. I mean, 1,500 animal species exhibit homosexual behavior. That's a clear-cut case of homosexuality in animal species, wouldn't you say?
Posted by frozen_eclipse 5 years ago
frozen_eclipse
btw what does ff mean
Posted by frozen_eclipse 5 years ago
frozen_eclipse
you no what Yes.......in africa they eat kids.....in america catfish eat hillbilly babies....lol
Posted by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
Animals eat kids too.

Do humans eat kids?
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Vote Placed by Maikuru 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Full forfeit by Con
Vote Placed by 16kadams 5 years ago
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frozen_eclipseuberhaxorTied
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Reasons for voting decision: FF, but animals being gay =/= humans being naturally gay. Many animals eat their kids, is it natural for humans to do that too?