Originally posted by malignant_tumor
This is not about anyone's choice of lifestyle. I don't discriminate. Yes, it was a proposed question. All of our lifes journeys are all about
questions that we do not have answers to. Nobody here can tell us where we come from or where we are going. If you think other, then maybe you
should look in the mirror at your own god complex. We have been having a intellectual conversation about an idea. If this "idea" is too much for
you, than maybe you should find another thread although you are welcome here.
Look, firstly you didn't even read my post, or attempt at understanding it. Just because I exclaimed how riddled your post was with ignorance,
doesn't mean you should discredit my own. Maybe I jumped the gun a little on that psychoanalysis of mine, but after the first reading of your
original post, I could only ascertain as to your political motivation. It was just really hard to understand whether or not you were here to discuss
the biological implications, or economic, or whatever regarding homosexuality, or if it was simply politically motivated. It really was. And you know
because other people were confused, not just me. You have to at least make an attempt at producing a serious first post. And I admit I have to
probably sift through everything first, and at least attempt at trying to understand what the other person is saying beyond just his words alone. Just
take a second to contemplate what it is I said, beyond the emotion I know you undoubtedly feel. I made an attempt at addressing your idea below, but I
still have no idea what it is you are trying to say.
reply to post by malignant_tumor
So you gave us a definition of asexuality. I'm pretty sure no one here is confused about what that is. I do admit I see the benefit of such a
mechanism, especially for a starfaring civilization, where interstellar forces will assuredly provide a host of challenges to any human being or
colony. The ability to reproduce one's own genetic material would be essential if you are all alone. Perhaps one could extract organic materials from
their immediate psychical environment, and synthesize a random set of the required amount of chromosomes for normal reproduction. This would be
transplanted into the uterus that all "super humans" will undoubtedly have, and induce pregnancy. They will also all be women. You wouldn't need
men for such an endeavor. You could perhaps code that characteristic out of the genome itself.
There are so many gaping holes everywhere. You have to connect them, man.
So what is it exactly you're saying? Will homosexuality presumably lead to the evolution of asexual characteristics in human beings? I don't see how
that's probable. However, if all men stopped pursuing women, and instead engaged in sexual activity with other males exclusively, it might seem
plausible that such an event would lead to selective pressures on the female population to reproduce asexually. The only way this could possibly
happen, though, would be through the absolute conversion of all heterosexual males to homosexuality. This would provide a physical barrier, a
selective pressure for females to develop some type of organ or method to reproduce asexually. The most practical way to do this I think would be
technologically. Any sufficiently functional organ would take much too long to develop if such an event were to occur. But then of course the only way
for them to develop some asexual reproductive mechanism would be through random genetic mutation. And by then, everyone on Earth would be dead.
So the future evolutionary direction of humans, I think, will lie in our technological ability alone, and not through the natural biological
processes. If asexuality is a necessary step to take our species out into the cosmos, then I think it should be pursued, and science should afford
some research into the matter.
[edit on 3-11-2008 by cognoscente]