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The disadvantages far outweigh the advantages.
Asexual reproduction is energetically favorable (in the thermodynamic sense)
plus if the organism is well adapted then the advantages far out weigh the disadvantages
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Nature already did this with the Whiptail Lizard, they just combined 2 breeds.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...sexual-lizards
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Wow...a self-cloning lizard...how useful.

This.

If there's no mating, there's no gene shuffling and thus no evolution. How is that species going to cope with changes in the environment? When it obviously has no adaptability properties.
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Asexual reproduction is energetically favorable (in the thermodynamic sense)
plus if the organism is well adapted then the advantages far out weigh the disadvantages
Eventually the environment changes. What then?
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Wheres the fun in asexuality?
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
we need to do this with KEELY HAZELL!!!1
I'll take two.

On topic. This seems pretty disadvantageous. With no diversity in the pool being added it would soon become weak genetically and die out to disease or some other abnormality. When they can regenerate tissue then I will be impressed. Like an arm or organ.



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Nature already did this with the Whiptail Lizard, they just combined 2 breeds.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...sexual-lizards
interesting. lets hope this never happens to humans!
Edited by gildadan - 5/8/11 at 7:35am
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this isn't evolution. we need to make sure a specie can survive a certain environmental change, without being able to do that, a whole specie may become extinct if they are all susceptible to the same illness.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenogenesis

More info for those who are interested.
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Wheeeeew you hear all these genetic / enviroment / adaptability experts in here?
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Some body at this site apparently want to do a pregnant KEELY HAZELL.
Edited by G woodlogger - 5/8/11 at 8:35am
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