Petersburg, KY | A leading paleontologist claims he has found evidence linking homosexuality and the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Anthony Othman, a renowned paleontologist and leading curator at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, firmly believes homosexuality, and not an asteroid colliding with Earth as is commonly believed, was the main cause of the disappearance of the dinosaurs more than 66 million years ago.
“I’m not saying the asteroid that hit Earth didn’t kill many dinosaurs, I’m just saying it was definitely not the main cause,” he explains, visibly enthusiast when reached on the phone.
« Homosexuality led to the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, not an asteroid impact with Earth »
– Anthony Othman, Paleontologist
“It is by studying the behavior of homosexual iguanas in the Galápagos islands that I first came to this conclusion over 25 years ago” he adds.
Homosexual behavior in dinosaurs
Dr. Othman argues that the practice of homosexuality in reptiles today is similar to the behavior of the dinosaurs and is defined by a particular gene which is easily shown when artificial selection is applied.
“I took the semen of iguanas who showed a high tendency towards homosexuality and preferred the presence of same sex mates » he acknowledges. « I then proceeded to impregnate female specimens of a small group of individuals,” he explains.
“After three or four generations, the males as well as the females of the species lost all appetite for heterosexual behavior and the group, if not impregnated artificially, would not have survived beyond the fifth generation” he comments, visibly proud of his discovery.
“Recent findings of massive numbers of velociraptor fossils in the region, all male, tend to prove my latest findings” he concludes.
A 2014 Oxford University study showed that amongst amphibians, reptiles and birds, homosexual behavior is fairly common. Mammals on the contrary were found to have a preference for heterosexuality, an evolutionary trait that might have given them a slight advantage on the long run, believe many experts.