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Welcome to 2016 – Watch DNews

Monday, January 4th, 2016


Happy New Year! 2015 came and went without a post here at myeyez.net. It was a busy year with music and art persuits. Early in the year I began playing guitar for the Sin Brothers and we gigged pretty steadily over the summer. That schedule, mixed with frequent road trips which included some BrewPubs, and a bunch of new artwork added to CafePress and Spreadshirt, kept me pretty busy. I barely had time to be distracted by Facebook let alone blog.

Trace and Amy of DNews playing wine glasses.This year my wife and I also became huge DNews fans, and we check in regularly with this vodcast to get our fill of good science on various topics. Their videos typically include real human hosts from a cast of colorful, comical, smart and lively personalities, including Trace Dominguez and Amy Shira Teitel pictured here. But sometimes they do animated presentations on a given topic.

A recent video titled “Which Animals Have Sex for Fun” — you can watch it below — included a short segment on homosexuality in the animal kingdom. I found it quite interesting and thought provoking. I’ve heard people call homosexual behavior “unnatural” but the facts indicate exactly the opposite. Homosexuality is absolutely a natural occurrence, not some twisted perversion to be shunned by “normal” people.

Perversion exist, but on both side of the equation. We’ve got some pretty twisted people out there my friends, gay and straight.

This is not about tolerance either. Social tolerance is an idiotic and conceited notion. I tolerate the stupid buzzer on the clothes dryer. We tolerate different religious beliefs, snoring, humming and other annoying things like that.

Homosexuality is not something to tolerate. What humans need to do is learn, understand and accept the facts. Then move on with their individual lives, practice general human decency and leave other people the hell alone.

Anyway. Enjoy the video and check out other DNews episodes. See links to various resources below the video. Here’s hoping you have a healthy and happy 2016. Here’s hoping I actually think of some more interesting stuff to post before another 12 months have gone by.

There are references to gay penguins, the Laysan albatross forming same sex pairs, and bottlenose dolphins exhibiting homosexual behavior. You can find more information on homosexuality in the animal kindom in this Wikipedia article.

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Host, Amy Shira Teitel, having a strong passion for spaceflight in particular, authored Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight before NASA, which will be officially release on January 12, 2016. It is available for pre-release at Amazon.com. The book details the pre-NASA history of space flight.

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