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Old 07-10-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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I always thought it was so creatures could get a thrill!


Scientists discover the point of sex - Telegraph

"After exposing worms to a harmful bacteria, worms that reproduced through sex survived fairly well while those that were asexual died rapidly."


"The findings support the evolutionary theory that blending of two animals' genomes creates an offspring with a new genetic code which may make it more resistant to attack, experts said.
Cross-fertilisation helps creatures stay a step ahead in the continuous "arms race" with parasites, which are forever evolving to try and infect them."

"Biologists have described the situation as "Running with the Red Queen" in reference to the character in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, who tells Alice: "It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.""
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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I always thought it was so creatures could get a thrill!

LOL!

So, is it a thrill for the plant kingdom's sexual reproduction as well?
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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Umm.
Once again, The Telegraph in some not particularly bright reporting shocker.

I don't think anyone has been wondering about the point of sex for a while.

I'm harshing all your Telegraph posts Jack. This is mainly because I think it's an awful Tory rag. Not News Of The World bad, or Daily Mail bad, but quite bad.
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I'm harshing all your Telegraph posts Jack...
I like the way you talk ...er, write. Cool phrasing...not something I hear everyday.
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