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Old July 25 2009, 06:38 PM   #6
Deranged Nasat
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Re: The Andorian sexes

Christopher wrote: View Post
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this is why i think four sexes is so stupid. it's just needlessly complex. nature prefers simplicity, not complexity like this.
Besides, in an alien biosphere there could be a reason why multiple sexes provide an advantage. For instance, if a planet has stronger background radiation than Earth, it would have a higher rate of mutation, in which case it might be advantageous for the planet's organisms to have a more robust error-checking mechanism. One such method might be to have three or four sexes, meaning three or four copies of each gene, with "majority rule" deciding which genes are expressed; a mutation would thereby be neutralized unless it occurred in the genes of at least two or three of the parents, something which is more likely to be true of a beneficial trait than a harmful one.
Ah yes, your own Squales were like that, weren't they?
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