Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Bruce Bagemihl, PhD Biography

Title:
Biologist and Researcher/Writer
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Ultimately, then, it is of relatively little importance whether there is an actual homosexual ‘gene.’ Even if homosexuality is shown definitively to have a genetic component (as is likely), it will always remain that – a ‘component,’ one part of a much larger picture that includes the totality of a human or nonhuman animal’s biology and social environment.”

“Beastly Homosexualities: Future Histories of Nonreproductive Sex and Technology,” 2000

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to human sexuality. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to human sexuality.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Biologist and Researcher/Writer
  • Former Faculty Member, Department of Biology, University of British Columbia
  • Consultant to Microsoft
  • Library Associate, Seattle Public Library
Education:
  • PhD, Biology, School Unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is It Relevant to Look at the Animal Kingdom to Determine if Human Same-Sex Behavior is "Natural"?