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Old 11-08-2005, 09:59 PM   #16
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I know there are other chromosome pairings out there, but does anyone know what an XY species would evolve into eventually (if there are any species out there that have already done so)? XXY? XYO? XO?
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^ There are a couple species of voles which have lost the Y chromosome entirely. In one species, all individuals are XO; in the other, all are XX.

As melon mentioned, this doesn't mean there aren't males in these species, though; what happened is that the "SRY" gene, the one which codes for maleness (in mammals and some other animals), simply migrated onto the X chromosome.

But as far as human evolution goes, a more likely outcome would be that we'd wind up like kangaroos, in which the Y chromosome has lost everything but the SRY gene, yet continues to exist anyway. It's thought that kangaroos have had a one-gene-only Y for close to a million years now.

So--a threat to the Y chromosome, but not to maleness. Sexual reproduction offers too many evolutionary advantages to disappear that easily.
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Did anyone see her on Anderson Cooper? I couldn't stay awake..

And I'd hardly call her a "feminist", if you read some of the things she writes about women as well. Maybe she's more like an Ann Coulter feminist she definitely knows how to push buttons..
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i'd be very sad in a world without men.




it's people like this who give feminism a bad name by twisting it into something it's so not.
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Did anyone see her on Anderson Cooper? I couldn't stay awake..

And I'd hardly call her a "feminist", if you read some of the things she writes about women as well. Maybe she's more like an Ann Coulter feminist she definitely knows how to push buttons..

O/T, but it's a shame that Anderson isn't on at 7:00pm anymore. That's all I'm saying. Carryon.
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[url] They'll be necessary like ice cream is necessary.
doesn't it sound contradictory?... I mean, maybe she doesn't like ice cream
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doesn't it sound contradictory?... I mean, maybe she doesn't like ice cream
I think there will be men walking on this planet for many many years... what I don't think is necesary right know are the traditional sterotypes and the old couple dinamics.
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ooops... I quoted myself
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doesn't it sound contradictory?... I mean, maybe she doesn't like ice cream
i'm lactose intolerant.
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I'm hipoglicemic... but I still love ice cream
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Ice cream is definitely necessary

Many men have let me down, Ben and Jerry NEVER have
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Women can't resist us. They can't resist our beer bellies and bald heads.

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of course we need them I my hubby!!!

and to be honest...if I had to be around other women..all day...EVERYDAY!! I'd go freaking nuts...no offense to us out there but you know what I mean.
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