Saturday, September 05, 2015

Testing, Testing... 1,2,3... Testing


Question: How Do Porcupines Mate?
Answer: Very Carefully!
The Gender War has been going on for a long, long time now - since the beginning of time, really. Perhaps sometimes it calms down and becomes a mere "Battle of Sexes," while at other times it turns into a more serious "war," but this antagonism between the sexes always exists.

In fact, one might say it is the very purpose of "the sexes." They are supposed to test each other as a way of seeking out superior genes. It's what happens nearly everywhere there is sexual reproduction, from simple organisms right up to the complex ones. When there is sexual reproduction there is a measure of hostility between the sexes as they compete and weed out one another, each seeking their own best interests. It's a messy but effective way of overcoming adversity - which is often why a single sex species will change itself into a two-sex species, to overcome environmental adversity or other hardships which requires rapid adaption. Once the adversity has been conquered, these "inter-sexual" species will revert back to single sex again.

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