Scientists at the University of Indiana have determined that having sex is what keeps us an evolutionary step ahead of those repressed, puritanical prudes that reproduce asexually. I’m looking at you, liverworts!
The study postulates that “parasites, including bacteria and viruses, are one reason species developed sexual reproduction in the first place.”
Oh, and it’s also awesome wrapped in bom-chicka-bow-wow!
It’s worth pointing out, also, that as I was listening to this report, I had just pulled the car into the garage. Paging Dr. Freud.
This is the kind of research that I think will lead to big advances for humankind. How many nooners are we away from inventing warp drive and lightsabers? How many quickies will it take to get us to the point where all of us can do incredible things with our minds, like bend forks and unhook bras.
As you can see, the human potential is limitless. And it might — just might — cut down on the “not tonight, dear; I have a headache” obstacle.
If I may indulge in a bit of soapboxing for a moment (and I can…it’s my damn blog), this is the kind of reporting that makes NPR worthy of your pledge. I would give fifty bucks a year. Keep the coffee mug and just continue the “we should have more sex because the evolutionary fate of humanity lies in our burning loins” news stories.
In related news, from the “Best Thing Since Medical Marijuana” file, Wisconsin Public Radio personality Dr. Zorba Paster prescribed daily sex to a caller complaining of irritable bowel syndrome. I admit, irritable bowel syndrome is kind of a boner killer, but there are pills for that and if daily sex is the cure…well, we do what we must.
So, we can either drop the needle on some Marvin Gaye and put a human being on Mars, or we can go extinct watching “Jersey Shore.”
I vote for sending up the rocket.