I thought that, if anyone, it would be me

I’m feeling a bit jealous. A teacher was suspended for assigning a reading from one of those subversive, radical bloggers, and it wasn’t me! It was Jonah Lehrer!

The article was about the prevalence of homosexuality among animals. Apparently the thought that homosexuality might occur naturally, rather than being a purely human sin, does not sit well with certain people. I thought the most objectionable part of the article was Roughgarden’s blithe panadaptationism (“Given the pervasive presence of homosexuality throughout the animal kingdom, same-sex partnering must be an adaptive trait that’s been carefully preserved by natural selection.” Bleh.)

Congratulations to Jonah, however, for being offensive without even trying. Impressive.