Article: “Homosexual Activity Among Animals Stirs Debate.”

There is a large body of scientific research discussed in this National Geographic article about homosexuality behavior among animals. While this animal behavior is well-documented in the scientific community, some people interpret it in different ways.

Supporters of LGBT rights may use the research to support their views that if homosexual activity is fairly common in the animal world, then it supports the argument that LGBT people should not be discriminated against and should the exact same rights as everyone else. Some types of social conservatives may not accept the validity of the research or may argue that animal behavior should not be equated with human behavior.

May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed Title #5 is focused on looking at AOKs working most effectively alone or in combination. This RLE (and the larger debate over homosexuality) may have the closest AOK links to the natural sciences, human sciences, religious knowledge systems, and ethics. Consider how different kinds of people would view the important of these AOKs individually and in pairs.