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Sex 'emerged in ancient Scottish lake'

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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:18 AM
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According to this article the art of copulation had its humble beginnings in an ancient Scottish lake.

www.bbc.co.uk...

An international team of researchers says a fish called Microbrachius dickiis the first-known animal to stop reproducing by spawning and instead mate by having sex.

The primitive bony fish, which was about 8cm long, lived in ancient lakes about 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland.

Lead author Prof John Long, from Flinders University in Australia, said: "We have defined the very point in evolution where the origin of internal fertilisation in all animals began.

"That is a really big step."


Its amazing what fossils are to us today. Before they were a skeletal fascination, of mere aesthetic value..now they're keys that unravel the deepest mysteries of the origins of life. Love him or hate him Darwin was way ahead of his time.




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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:24 AM
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Wondering what the significance of the name is...

Microbrachius dickiis

well played, person who named it!

A99



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:28 AM
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a reply to: funkadeliaaaa

OK I read the article..
And the 12 y/o boy in me feel it is best I don't comment much further...
Especially when micro and dicki are stated in the naming of this fish...

But s&f...



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:36 AM
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Who says science cant have a sense of humour?
Well played that person indeed...

a reply to: akushla99



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:36 AM
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originally posted by: akushla99
Wondering what the significance of the name is...

Microbrachius dickiis

well played, person who named it!

A99


Of course its a "bony" fish



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:39 AM
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And this is how I shall start my day with an article like this. That image also reminds me of two rocks with legs going at it... uhm...Yeah....No further comments!



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:40 AM
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a reply to: funkadeliaaaa

Star and flag for making me spit my soda out all over my computer screen........I am willing to bet Chuck Norris named this frisky little guy.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:41 AM
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originally posted by: Lysergic

originally posted by: akushla99
Wondering what the significance of the name is...

Microbrachius dickiis

well played, person who named it!

A99


Of course its a "bony" fish


I think brachius is muscle.....
Still a boney one though...

( why am I blushing... I'm 40 ) omg.. I can't even...



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:44 AM
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originally posted by: Shiriya
And this is how I shall start my day with an article like this. That image also reminds me of two rocks with legs going at it... uhm...Yeah....No further comments!


Ermm..... never mind I just got a new visual...
Rocks with legs...? ( bwaaaaaa ha ha ha...)

Sorry it's late and I think the giggle fits are setting in!



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:48 AM
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"They couldn't have done it in a 'missionary position'," said Prof Long. "The very first act of copulation was done sideways, square-dance style."



a reply to: Shiriya


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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 12:58 AM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh

originally posted by: Shiriya
And this is how I shall start my day with an article like this. That image also reminds me of two rocks with legs going at it... uhm...Yeah....No further comments!


Ermm..... never mind I just got a new visual...
Rocks with legs...? ( bwaaaaaa ha ha ha...)

Sorry it's late and I think the giggle fits are setting in!


Oh thank you for not describing it :p


originally posted by: funkadeliaaaa
HAHA you mean this one?


Enjoy the rest of your day

a reply to: Shiriya



Let's try to keep this thread PG-13!
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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:03 AM
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originally posted by: Shiriya

originally posted by: Bigburgh

originally posted by: Shiriya
And this is how I shall start my day with an article like this. That image also reminds me of two rocks with legs going at it... uhm...Yeah....No further comments!


Ermm..... never mind I just got a new visual...
Rocks with legs...? ( bwaaaaaa ha ha ha...)

Sorry it's late and I think the giggle fits are setting in!


Oh thank you for now describing it :p


originally posted by: funkadeliaaaa
HAHA you mean this one?


Enjoy the rest of your day

a reply to: Shiriya



Let's try to keep this thread PG-13!


That's worse..,
It's like PIXAR's version of a space aged Ebola sex suit...( or the metal guys in the Fifth Element!)

Stop! Making me cry in laughter..
I'm not kidding.. I have tears...
A thousand stars to y'all for bringing me informative happiness!

Hoooo hoooooo..... gut is hurting!

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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:10 AM
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If ATS had its own Skype...
You would see me in stitches right now...
I mean that sincerely right now..


Smart laughs are the best!
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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:24 AM
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I think the article title is a bit misleading. This isn't the beginning of sex — that happened much earlier, about 1.2bn years ago, among single-celled organisms that were the ancestors of both plants and animals (plants also reproduce sexually).

What this article is really talking about is the origin of penetrative copulation. It is not very common among fish, even today; most of our finny friends reproduce through non-penetrative sex. The female excretes her eggs into the water and the male ejaculates 'milt' over them.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:27 AM
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Sorry. I had to.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:43 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
Sorry. I had to.


You are forgiven...lol..

And yes.. penetrative..
To the other...
It's not about microbial asexual breeding..
It's about one another.. getting together reproducing like a mammal would.. as X and Y Would..
Not dispersing eggs and coating them...
But as intimate breeding..
God that is the worse way of explaining it! Sorry

Not to include a pistol packing mamma and stamen...
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As plants do..

Hey evolution needs to evolve...
Needs to be taken place on land and sea... Brackish?
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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:52 AM
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Ah Ha this is a LIE. Not the root of humanities sexual breeding all LIES

From the article...


Copulation using this method did not stay around for long - fish reverted to spawning


If the fish did revert to spawning, where is the fish that crawled out of the ocean?



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 01:57 AM
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Brackish.. see post above..

Nrd101. ^^^^^^^^
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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 02:05 AM
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originally posted by: nrd101
Ah Ha this is a LIE. Not the root of humanities sexual breeding all LIES

From the article...


Copulation using this method did not stay around for long - fish reverted to spawning


If the fish did revert to spawning, where is the fish that crawled out of the ocean?


Hmm.. the dolphins became a cow.. and back to dolphin... and the rest evolved more?
Why would there be evidence of a fish that got away?


J/k. But yes you have me there
Dolphins and cow are are mammals...
The fish kept progressing....
Give it time..
It will turn up...

Like my aunt said.. ( highly religious )
" I don't remember being no monkey!"
As anyone would respond...
" I don't remember being a Rib "


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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 02:25 AM
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originally posted by: nrd101
Ah Ha this is a LIE. Not the root of humanities sexual breeding all LIES


LOL aska mod to put ths in the LOL forum then.. I was going to put it in there anyway for the title alone until i realised it was a BBC news article



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