An aroused male Bonobo holding sugar cane sex bribes greets visitors to linkurl:__The 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; theory of evolution. Darwin and his predecessor, linkurl:Carl Linnaeus,; do make an appearance in the exhibit, but only as two brief biographies tacked onto a side wall near the entrance to the show.
__Artist: Rune Olsen__
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; - 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...
__Artist: Rune Olsen__
__The artist__

Interested in reading more?

Become a Member of

Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!
Already a member?