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How did sexual reproduction come to be (from an evolutionary standpoint)?

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posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 02:08 AM
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Well. We will all know the answer one day. Either through science or through God. But if it is through science that we find out, well we have nothing to worry about. But if through God we find out, then we do have something to worry about. Better to be prepared for both scenarios.




posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 02:46 AM
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Originally posted by galadofwarthethird

I don't think infinite can be described or explained or grasped by numbers, it is technically impossible to put a number on infinity, and numbers are used to mostly describe and grasp the finite better.


What is the exact value of pi? Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.


Originally posted by Serafine
An Axiom is a statement accepted as true without proof. A theorem is a statement proved to be true. Some people seriously get the two confused.... i.e. 1 is an infinite number, how many "think" 1 = finite?


Maybe it's not seriously confusing. Just confusing.

1 is an infinite number = Axiom



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 02:55 AM
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Originally posted by Conclusion1
Well. We will all know the answer one day. Either through science or through God. But if it is through science that we find out, well we have nothing to worry about. But if through God we find out, then we do have something to worry about. Better to be prepared for both scenarios.


A Woman went to see The Doctor. She said, "Doctor, I have this problem, I can't seem to stop worrying and I worry all the time. How can I stop this endless worry?"

The Doctor said, "Don't worry."



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 03:11 AM
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I'm married..

whats sex?



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by Blue_Jay33
Asexual production is better for the survival of the species you are actually going backwards on the evolutionary scale.


Better in what way? Also, how would large organisms like humans reproduce asexually while still maintaining genetic diversity in the population? I would argue that sexual reproduction benefits us more (genetic diversity, sexual selection, relative simplicity) than asexual reproduction would.

Additionally, there is no "backwards" on the evolutionary scale. This implies that evolution is a linear progression of increasing efficiency/usefulness (whatever). This is a misconception about the nature (pun) of natural selection and evolutionary theory. Evolution doesn't have an end goal.

Even if evolution was a linear progression as previously described, asexual reproduction existed before sexual reproduction. So no, sexual reproduction wouldn't be moving backward, but instead forward. This doesn't matter though, because that's not how evolution works.
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posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 02:20 PM
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The answer has been given on about a dozen different occasions in this very thread, and god will never be and has never been the source of an answer to any possible question.

Ask 98% of scientist why organisms have sex, they will either say parasites or to purge deleterious mutations. Ask 100% how sex began, they will say because the mutation arose that incurred a selective advantage. There is no controversy, unless you are a bdelloid rotifer.



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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Maybe it's not seriously confusing. Just confusing. 1 is an infinite number = Axiom


So what your saying that an axiom is an axiom. And who the hell said that 1 is an infinite number?



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by Serafine
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Originally posted by Conclusion1
Well. We will all know the answer one day. Either through science or through God. But if it is through science that we find out, well we have nothing to worry about. But if through God we find out, then we do have something to worry about. Better to be prepared for both scenarios.


A Woman went to see The Doctor. She said, "Doctor, I have this problem, I can't seem to stop worrying and I worry all the time. How can I stop this endless worry?"

The Doctor said, "Don't worry."


Thats one bad doctor, he didn't even ask her what is she worried about.



posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 12:04 AM
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What is the exact value of pi? Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

The value of Pi is not infinite. It is more than 3.141 but less than 3.142.

You are confusing ‘infinite’ with ‘indefinite’.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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The answer has been given on about a dozen different occasions in this very thread, and god will never be and has never been the source of an answer to any possible question.


For you I agree he will not be your answer. But for me he is. Simple.




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