Re: Gender gaps on the brain

Spike Jones (
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 22:32:05 -0700

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:

> Spike Jones wrote:
> >
> > Yes, but Mike, for the mission I have in mind, we need a woman who really
> > is nothing but skin and bones. And brains. Maybe one with an even lower
> > body fat ratio than mine. After my almost 20 yrs of caloric restriction, such
> > a woman may not exist. {8^D spike
> For your Mars breeder mission? I'm under the impression that if a woman has too low
> a bodyfat they have reproductive problems, lack of ovulation, etc.

She wouldnt need to ovulate. She would implant frozen embryos brought from earth, all of which would be genetically unrelated to each other.

This brings up a notion I have been toying with. Before this thread was drowned by gun rancor, we talked about the fact that a single mama would be unable to train the children right. It takes a village and all that, right? Well, in the case of a new Mars colony, the traditional rules that humans have evolved for societies simply would not apply.

Such as the universal taboo against mating with one's siblings. On Mars, well, why not? You might be able to imagine several rules that would no longer apply. spike