Not with Ms. Blockhead here to remind us. But judging from what she writes, it would be a happy thing to forget...if it were true.
Among the points she makes in her article are these:
They [animals] exhibit habits other than monogamy. They are polygamous and polygynous... Bonobos, for example, have multiple sexual partners at any given time in their life.Well then, let's hear it for the sexually liberated Bonobos! But before we take them as an example of what is normal or natural behavior, perhaps we should consider the fact that they have also been known to eat their young. If we take them as a guide in their sexual behavior, why not in their eating habits too?
She also writes:
They [animals] are homosexual as well as heterosexual. Marine birds, mammals, monkeys, great apes, dolphins, penguins, cattle, bonobos [there they are again] and rams are just a few of the many animal species in which scientists have observed homosexual behavior.Her conclusion:
Humans are homesexual as well as heterosexual, obviously. And each is perfectly normal and absolutely biological.The implications are clear. If animals do it, why not human beings?
Ms. Blockhead's piece is just one of many attempts to justify all kinds of human behavior, but especially sexual behavior (surprise!), by appealing to the animal world--and all this based on the assumption that we are nothing more than highly evolved animals.
The inversion of the created order is complete. When God created the world he created it with an order, thus:
GodAdam and Eve were to respond to God and exercise a godly dominion over the animal world. But in the Fall, the order was reversed. The devil used an animal (a serpent) to tempt Eve, and through her to tempt Adam, to ignore God. The new order looks like this:
Man - Woman
SatanThe devil has convinced us that we are nothing more than animals and that we should take our cues as to what is normative behavior, not from God and his law, but from the animal world.
Woman - Man