An aroused male Bonobo holding sugar cane sex bribes greets visitors to linkurl:__The Sex Lives of Animals__,;http://www.museumofsex.com/exhibit/sex-lives-of-animals the newest exhibition at New York City's Museum of Sex. Don't be fooled, though, by his inviting grin. Behind his spiky-erect penis lies an attempt to topple a long-held theory that forms one of the pillars of linkurl:Charles Darwin's;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/13444/ theory of evolution. Darwin and his predecessor, linkurl:Carl Linnaeus,;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/13589/ do make an appearance in the exhibit, but only as two brief biographies tacked onto a side wall near the entrance to the show.
There's good reason to dispense with these architects of biology and get to the juicy stuff early on in the __Sex Lives__ experience. The main thrust of the exhibit is that linkurl:sexual selection;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/25282/ - a key component of Darwin's theory of evolution - is flat out wrong and needs to be re-thought in light of the curious sexual...
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