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BAMAPHIN 22
03-02-2006, 10:21 PM
Scientists have long wondered why organisms bother with sexual reproduction. It makes a whole lot more sense to just have a bunch of females that can clone themselves, which is how asexual reproduction works.
Turns out sex might have evolved as a way to concentrate lots of harmful mutations into individual organisms so they could be easily weeded out by natural selection, a new computer model suggests.

The classic explanation (http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/050330_sex_good.html) for the onset of whoopee, about 1 billion years ago, is that it provides a way for organisms to swap and shuffle genes and to create offspring with new gene combinations that might survive if the environment suddenly changes.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11640233/

dominizzo
03-03-2006, 03:33 AM
Nice read

CalDolFan1014
03-03-2006, 04:07 AM
Nice article. :up:

GRAPEAPE
03-03-2006, 11:57 AM
very interesting article. I hate thinking, but still a good read.

Noodle Arm
03-03-2006, 12:00 PM
I could use a cleansing right about now...

Perfect23
03-03-2006, 12:23 PM
Best article posted

WharfRat
03-03-2006, 01:36 PM
I could use a cleansing right about now...

:yeahthat: :yes:

PassRush
03-03-2006, 02:07 PM
I have sex because it feels good and gets me some quality time with Those Things

Dolphin1184
03-03-2006, 08:31 PM
I could use a cleansing right about now...


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