Nature has a reason for men

Ever wondered why we need men?

Nature has a reason:

 . . .Biologists have always puzzled over why males have survived given that their only contribution to reproduction is sperm.

It makes far more sense in evolutionary terms to have an all-female asexual population which creates daughters who can reproduce rather than sons who cannot, such as the Mexican whiptail lizard.

But new research suggests that sexual competition for mates keeps populations healthy, free of disease and genetically diverse. . .

It wouldn’t be hard to think of some other reasons, would it?

Hat tip: Tim Worstall

2 Responses to Nature has a reason for men

  1. Andrei says:

    26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

    28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

    What you have posted is an alternative creation myth written in (pseudo) scientific terms.

    The mistake the modern “enlightened” make is to believe as an article of faith that science contains the truth with a capital T.

    It doesn’t of course, it is just a useful way of looking at the world which if used wisely can improve our existence and help us in our quest to ” replenish the earth, and subdue it”

    As to the whys and wherefores of it all, they remain as mysterious as ever and it will always be thus.

  2. Willdwan says:

    Nonsense. Sexual reproduction is a more efficient driver of evolution due to its superior ability to mix and spread genes. But if you think about it, Adam and Eve’s story is a pretty good allegory for mankind’s ascent from animals (naked and innocent) to self-awareness. (the fall)

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