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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by iBlue, May 25, 2007.
Nature finds a way.
That's pretty koolio...
Will males really not be needed?
"nature finds a way"
ahhhh, memories of Jurassic Park. and indeed its true.
the adaptability of some species is just amazing.
I love sharks!
They're incredible creatures, and they've just got even better!!
Its not a good thing though as the article suggests. Its a bit like inbreeding and so the qualities of the animal will diminish. I.e. its ability to destroy new viruses etc.
Sharks are amazing. As I understand it, over millions of years they've evolved very little (especially in the case of great whites) because they're already so efficient as is.
edit: It does suggest a possible weakening of the offspring produced in this way but it's a fascinating development none the less.
very true, but however, it gives the species a greater survival rate though. say one lone female reproduces, gives the offspring a chance to find a male when the mother couldn't.
and well lets not forget that sharks are one of the oldest species on this planet.
They've done well so far though, haven't they. I guess thay haven't just developed this ability...
So now you have a young male, and an (older) female, swimming all alone together. What happens next?
One other point: They said if the mother was genetic code AB, then the fatherless male would be either AA or BB (that's how I read it.)
If it was AA and they both mated again, then the result would be either AA again or AB again.
So any grandchild would be a clone of either the father or the mother (who would also be the grandmother ). Is that right or am I oversimplifying it?
Your overcomplicating it... the baby is dead!
Maybe now we know why they have changed so little.
They also have their own 'cure' for cancer too. They tan like ourselves to avoid damage from the sun.
Look, all this proves is that science is wrong, biology is dumb, and that God must be real for this to happen.
I think AppleGeeks.com said it best...
So is the baby a clone of the parent then, having the same DNA?
If sharks are so smart then why do they live in igloos?
I think a few years ago, some scientists managed to get a mouse egg to fertilize itself, but that's a bit different.
Now, who wants to help me nail this new shark to a cross?
Hoo boy, I'm gonna pay for that one...
Yea, if it can reproduce itself, there is not going to be much genetic variation and as a result if this was to happen a lot then problems could occur.
mouse lay eggs?
Strangely enough, human females have eggs too. You should get out more
sorry, i was thinking with a hardshell.
I had always remembered that 99% of mammals give live birth.
Not to be anal, but the Immaculate Conception refers to Mary's conception, that is a conceptioin without the stain of original sin, not Jesus'. So yes, the shark could be a new Jesus, but I'm afraid it was no Immaculate Conception, at least by strict definitions.
My understanding is that original sin does not apply to animals, so it was indeed an Immaculate Conception of Shark.
(I can't believe I'm having this conversation..)
I guess technically that is correct, but then again, why would you title a thread with something so commonplace?
(Neither can I.)