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Offline shnozzola

Sex and Evolution - featuring.... sperm!
« on: February 19, 2014, 07:57:19 PM »
A good look at the male side of evolution - why did things evolve to have a male and female?  Species that have only one sex and why that is.  Good radiolab.
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Sperm carry half the genes needed for human life. In this hour of Radiolab, some basic questions and profound thoughts about reproduction.

To begin: why so many sperm? We turn to the animal kingdom for answers, which lands us on a tour of sperm battles in ducks, flying pig sperm, and promiscuous whippoorwills. Next, we ponder fatherhood, and wonder...in a world where sperm can be frozen and kept for all eternity...what the future holds for men. We end quietly, in a stark sonic space with a widow struggling to keep some essence of her husband alive.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91646-sperm/?utm_source=local&utm_media=treatment&utm_campaign=daMost&utm_content=damostviewed
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Re: Sex and Evolution - featuring.... sperm!
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 08:41:30 PM »
Was there any doubt that this would be posted, might as well get it out of the way eh?  :)

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