Talk:Study says nearly every species of animal engages in homosexual behavior

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1. There are about 1.25 million animal species, according to enWP. Probably 1.24 million of them have not been investigated in this aspect. The article actually reads properly, but should be "kind" of animal, not species.

2. The article has not yet been published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution" [1],nor does any paper by him appear in that journal's list of articles in press [2],

3. It is not even yet listed in Google Science. there is an earlier one: [3] by the same authors, Zuk and Biley.

5. The only citation available for it is on Bailey's web page, [4] "Bailey NW, Zuk M (in press) Same-sex sexual behavior and evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution." I';ve written to him asking for publication details.

4. The article should also mention the senior author, Zuk, [5] his advisor. He's been giving the interviews, but he's not the only author. DGG (talk) 03:07, 17 June 2009 (UTC)


DGG, The article is currently in press, and available online only as of 17 June 2009. My problem with the article, however, has to do with the repeated use of the word "homosexual", as the authors of the paper explicitly notes the differences between "sexual behaviour" and "sexual orientation" and furthermore in their glossary objects to the use of the word "homosexual" in "scientific writing" because of its different connotation in nonscientific writing. 67.244.35.186 (talk) 17:15, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

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