Warning: Contains rhetorical employment of naughty words.
A scientist should be clear-eyed. Unfortunately, a human cannot interpret without bias. Especially nowadays, when ideologies demand things contrary to common sense, not a few scientists skew what they see to advance what they want.
I saw a lecture on YouTube in which a scientist, rather preciously, winked and nudged at the audience as he talked, expecting us to discover, in his animals stories, the usual current-year shibboleths: that homosexuality is not unnatural and that females are just better than males.
First, giraffes. What is the point of that ridiculous neck? Why, male giraffes use it to thwock
each other, as with great and flexible clubs. But here's the twist. When males fight they become — ahem
— tumescent. When one male wins he sodomizes the other. Since male and female giraffes do not live together, ninety-four percent of a male giraffe's genital experiences are with another male. Sex,
our scientist slyly says, is not only for reproduction.
Wink wink; nudge nudge. Gay is good.
The giraffes agree!
Silly scientist. He infers a slapfight in a bathhouse and a coda of passionate man-luv. What has actually happened, of course, is that the victorious giraffe is humiliating the loser
. He is treating the loser as a female
. "Take that
, motherfucker." It may be a kind of sexual release, but it is not a sexual act. There is no gay. There is only an assertion of dominance. Indeed, it affirms the natural male-female paradigm of sex.
Second, dolphins. It seems the greatest goal of modern science is to diminish mankind; and one favorite tactic is to point out that man is not the only maker of tools. Why, look at that orangutan, who spearfishes with a denuded branch!
Yeah, yeah. I get your point. Call me when an orangutan lands on the Moon.
But fair enough, a very few animals do make tools. Consider one community of bottle-nosed dolphins. They have taken to encasing their snouts in sponges. Why? Because, when foraging and feeding, these dolpins are attacked on the snouts by crabs. The sponges are an armor contrived from the environment. A tool, as it were. Intriguingly, this trick is taught to little dolphins, and has become generational knowledge.
Among the females
, that is. Only the female dolphins wear this armor. Only the females learn to use it. I can't imagine why this is sex-specific,
our scientist slyly says, trying to solicit giggles about the dum-dum males.
Wink wink; nudge nudge. Girls are bright; boys are dull.
The dolphins agree!
Or perhaps: Girls are sissies; boys are tough
. "Ow, ow, my nose!" "Look, girlfriend, use this sponge!" "Ooh, ooh! That's so much nicer!" Meanwhile the male dolphins don't give a shit. They're males. So what if some crab scratches you up? And why would any
male mimic a female? "Dude, you're wearing a sponge! What are you, a fag
?" And don't think the females would be any less dismissive of a male so weak that he can't even face the world.
Or, sure, okay, males are simply dull-witted. That's how they got to the Moon.
Yes, in the end, I am saying the animals agree with me
. And yes, my
ideology is showing, too. But my ideology begins
in nature. You can judge whether I am clear-eyed or not.