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Why sexes?

  1. aka-dj profile image76
    aka-djposted 8 years ago

    This has puzzled me for a long time. Maybe someone can give a REALLY PLAUSIBLE explanation as to why evolution went down the road of sexes. It seems totally futile and illogical why a cell would divide and multiply, to reproduce, and then, at some point, diverge into the male/female thing. It goes from asexual, to male/female, where it easily reproduced, but now, has to re-combine with it's "other half", to reproduce?
    I don't get it. big_smile

    1. manlypoetryman profile image68
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You make an excellent point...You must be a certified Pure genious!
      http://www.mrfire.com/awaken/images/albert-einstein.jpg

      1. aka-dj profile image76
        aka-djposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I wish! big_smile
        No, not really.
        I really am curious! cool

    2. LVM profile image48
      LVMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That's easy to explain.  With billions and billions of cell division and multiplication, one way or another, since this is not a perfect world, mistakes will take place.  Improper division and multiplication will surely happen and it could lead to being sexual rather than asexual.

      1. aka-dj profile image76
        aka-djposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I have thought of this already. It does not stand a chance, because, if the female mutates in one direction, and the male in another, it's all over baby. Extinction.
        It's hard enough t0 swallow evolution, chance mutations etc as it is, let alone adding a "difficulty factor" such as this into the mix. They have no purpose in separating, only to have to re-unite to procreate.
        That answer may work for you, but it doesn't for me. Thank you for sharing though. big_smile

    3. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Variation.

      1. aka-dj profile image76
        aka-djposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Variation?
        I ask a real question, and I get frivolous answers.
        That is about as impressive to me as me saying "intelligent design" to you.
        But, let me play your game one step further. Where are the asexual animals today? Surely there are these "variations" all around us. Mammals? Reptiles? Invertebrates? Please name some. hmm

    4. nicomp profile image59
      nicompposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Evolution didn't.

      1. aka-dj profile image76
        aka-djposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, BUT, they all say it DID. I want to know WHY,and HOW !

    5. video lost profile image51
      video lostposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      First of all, the process which you presented is not an evolution. It's from Genetic Engineering. It's just a process of life development whether it be male or female. This process is going on from the time of Adam and Eve (peace be upon them both). And the need for 2 opposite sexes is love, affection, serenity, peace and happiness from each other. Science also tell us that a healthy and good relationship between a husband and wife give rise to a total peace of mind.

  2. goodfriendiam profile image54
    goodfriendiamposted 8 years ago

    can't give ya the answer, but i can say it is beautiful and something extra special for sure smile

    1. aka-dj profile image76
      aka-djposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      As a man, I have to say I enjoy it too.
      (Oops. Is that OK to say, seeing as somany see me as religious. They are not supposed to do that--enjoy I mean). lol lol lol
      WAITING
      WAITING
      WAITING. big_smile

      1. goodfriendiam profile image54
        goodfriendiamposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        smile

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        SirDentposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        If you will go back onto Genesis and see what Sarah said when the angel said she would bear a son to Abraham. Gen 18:12  Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

        The word pleasure was used by her. It is obvious what she meant by that word.

  3. aka-dj profile image76
    aka-djposted 8 years ago

    How much time do you guys need to answer this one?
    100 billion years? lol

    1. profile image0
      SirDentposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It is hard to say how long they will need to come up with an anawer to the question. I am sure they are searching high and low for an answer someone already made up or came up with.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Took about 12 milliseconds. lol

  4. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    It doesn't surprise me that Mark came up with the most succinct version of the most accurate answer.

    I myself would phrase it as "Diversity."

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That would work also. Still - they are not really looking for an answer. The question is what they want. wink

    2. Valerie F profile image60
      Valerie Fposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I would also mention that variation comes with a host of biological advantages.

  5. Tom Cornett profile image57
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    Billions of years ago, an enterprising asexual lawyer monkey talked all the other asexual monkeys into becoming couples. The slightly more dominant monkeys developed penis's and lied about the sizes while the less dominant became females with vagina's and bitched about the male's lying!
    The lying and bitching got worse so the lawyer monkey invented divorce.  Of course...the lawyer monkey took a percentage of bananas, territory, grooming's, etc.
    The male monkey almost always had to pay chimp support in bananas while the female got the tree and in dry seasons...a welfare stud along with banana stamps.
    Lawyers aren't asexual today but they are still smarter than the monkeys!

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      Ghost32posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds accurate but for one glaring error:  Science has proven lawyers and monkeys to have absolutely identical smarts in that the primary tactic for both species is to chatter a lot while throwing s*** at any fool who gets too close.

  6. EdG. profile image59
    EdG.posted 8 years ago

    Oh please, this is some of the most elementary biology. The most variant species is the one that is the most likely to survive changes in climate or epidemics or any other natural disaster. If all the members of a population have the same DNA then they are all equally as likely to die out, this is why only very simple and climate specific organisms, such as mosses, reproduce asexually and even mosses have a mechanism of variation similar to that of sexually reproducing plants.

    The more genetically diverse the population, the better and sexual reproduction is a process in which the combination of two formerly existing sets of DNA combine to create a totally new and unique set. This produces variation in sexual species faster than in asexual species and natural selection invariably weeds out the least adaptable organisms.

 
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