Evolution Is Sexy

An interesting new study has found that evolution is naturally sexy, or rather that it naturally encourages open sexual reproduction. This idea is of course well-evidenced by the development and preponderance of sexual reproduction in all higher species on earth, but remains the subject of theoretical issues among evolutionary scientists, since the evolution of sex seemingly produces more males than might be best for optimal gene advancement.

The new research examined reproduction in worms capable of both sexual and asexual reproduction. The researchers found that sexual reproduction led to far more robust immune system strength over time, providing significant benefits for gene advancement. As has been suggested by other research, genetic diversity proves essential to long-term natural survival, and both sex and a high number of males appear to encourage this healthy diversity.

Learn more about the new study at Sex And Evolution.

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