Why Sex ?

Berrie Staring (staring@worldonline.nl)
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 16:32:43 +0100

Hello all,

I don't know if this is BASIC:stuff........
But after reading the Blind Watchmaker
(great book!) I still have a question.
Maybe I missed it in the book. (he did mention it
on page 307 though.......)

Why (leave just pure coincidence out for now)
do we need sex to spread our genes?
Wouldn't it be easier if we could all make a child?
without the sex. I mean why didn't the two
chemicals to trigger this stay together..........
>From the selfish gene point of view, it would double
the "people" who w(c)ould spread the code.

This is of course not a suggestion to get rid of it :-)


Berrie Staring Email : staring@worldonline.nl
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