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

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"?