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(NPR)   Meet Diploscapter pachys, a tiny worm who hasn't had sex in 18 million years. And you thought you were in a dry patch   ( npr.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Reproduction, New York University, asexual population, D. pachys, Sex, long-lived asexual species, bad mutations, seemingly unimpressive roundworm  
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2017-10-12 10:42:50 AM  
Little guy just needs a slump buster.
 
2017-10-12 12:43:32 PM  
I don't mean to be callous but since worms have both male and female reproductive organs I'm going to have to request that you go feck yourself, Diplo.
 
2017-10-12 01:03:00 PM  
Whats it's Fark handle?
 
2017-10-12 05:11:37 PM  

real_headhoncho: Whats it's Fark handle?


Found it
 
6 days ago  
img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  
Still got it beat.
 
6 days ago  
I'm always in a dry patch; The wife gets to sleep on the wet spot.

/the veal, try it, please.
 
6 days ago  
img.fark.net Image unrelated.
 
6 days ago  
18 million years? I can do that in my sleep. I'm like a sexual C. elegans
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
6 days ago  
It's basically just been cloning itself this whole time. Usually, that's a solid strategy for going extinct, fast. What's its secret?

I thought that notion was out of fashion recently. Somebody proved that sex isn't so great after all.

One of S. J. Gould's books, I think it was Punctuated Equilibrium (2007), discussed old lineages of asexual animals. And protozoans have been asexual all along (but they do have the advantage of sexless gene swapping).
 
6 days ago  
img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  
Reproduces through self love.......lucky.
 
6 days ago  
Meet Diploscapter pachys, a tiny worm who hasn't had sex in 18 million years.

C'mon, dude.  Regardless of how long it *seems*, you've only been married for 7 years.
 
6 days ago  
Massive nuts, I'd bet.
 
6 days ago  
img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  
I'm gonna guess here, without the advantage of one o' them fancy degrees and all, and say the advantage of sex versus asexual reproduction is more and better chances for gene swapping leading to more and better chances for evolving.

Yeah, asexual creatures expend less energy and all that for reproduction--but notice that they're all tiny primitive organisms, or even one-celled organisms. Very little diversity. It's great to build from; but that little worm is never going to do much more than exist.
 
6 days ago  

Gyrfalcon: I'm gonna guess here, without the advantage of one o' them fancy degrees and all, and say the advantage of sex versus asexual reproduction is more and better chances for gene swapping leading to more and better chances for evolving.

Yeah, asexual creatures expend less energy and all that for reproduction--but notice that they're all tiny primitive organisms, or even one-celled organisms. Very little diversity. It's great to build from; but that little worm is never going to do much more than exist.


Counterpoint, bamboo.

That shiat makes Jason Voorhees look easy to kill with its runners.
 
6 days ago  

doglover: Gyrfalcon: I'm gonna guess here, without the advantage of one o' them fancy degrees and all, and say the advantage of sex versus asexual reproduction is more and better chances for gene swapping leading to more and better chances for evolving.

Yeah, asexual creatures expend less energy and all that for reproduction--but notice that they're all tiny primitive organisms, or even one-celled organisms. Very little diversity. It's great to build from; but that little worm is never going to do much more than exist.

Counterpoint, bamboo.

That shiat makes Jason Voorhees look easy to kill with its runners.


Lots of plants reproduce asexualy  (although usually the reproduce sexual on the side as well). Some plants can even pollinate their own flowers. Lucky bastards.
 
6 days ago  
I do not want to reproduce.
 
6 days ago  

iron de havilland: real_headhoncho: Whats it's Fark handle?

Found it


"Sex is pretty great for a lot of reasons (unless, perhaps, you're a duck)"

/When they went down the path of Duck Rape
//I first thought of you.
 
6 days ago  
The first ten million years is the hardest.
 
6 days ago  

iron de havilland: real_headhoncho: Whats it's Fark handle?

Found it


Funnied, but incorrect. harlee is not transparent. Nor tiny.
 
6 days ago  
It's not how deep you fish...
 
6 days ago  

Jagernaut: doglover: Gyrfalcon: I'm gonna guess here, without the advantage of one o' them fancy degrees and all, and say the advantage of sex versus asexual reproduction is more and better chances for gene swapping leading to more and better chances for evolving.

Yeah, asexual creatures expend less energy and all that for reproduction--but notice that they're all tiny primitive organisms, or even one-celled organisms. Very little diversity. It's great to build from; but that little worm is never going to do much more than exist.

Counterpoint, bamboo.

That shiat makes Jason Voorhees look easy to kill with its runners.

Lots of plants reproduce asexualy  (although usually the reproduce sexual on the side as well). Some plants can even pollinate their own flowers. Lucky bastards.


I always like to imagine the mammilan version of a flower when I need mind numbing horror.
 
6 days ago  
Must be related to my Ex.
 
6 days ago  

doglover: Jagernaut: doglover: Gyrfalcon: I'm gonna guess here, without the advantage of one o' them fancy degrees and all, and say the advantage of sex versus asexual reproduction is more and better chances for gene swapping leading to more and better chances for evolving.

Yeah, asexual creatures expend less energy and all that for reproduction--but notice that they're all tiny primitive organisms, or even one-celled organisms. Very little diversity. It's great to build from; but that little worm is never going to do much more than exist.

Counterpoint, bamboo.

That shiat makes Jason Voorhees look easy to kill with its runners.

Lots of plants reproduce asexualy  (although usually the reproduce sexual on the side as well). Some plants can even pollinate their own flowers. Lucky bastards.

I always like to imagine the mammilan version of a flower when I need mind numbing horror.


Or you could watch that scene from The Wall
 
6 days ago  
He seems a little limp, maybe he just needs some Viagra.
 
6 days ago  

i.r.id10t: Or you could watch that scene from The Wall


The wall requires more drugs than I've got on hand, and I'm counting the entire planet Earth and the moon as "on hand" for this statement and assuming I have access to all of both bodies without regard to the laws of men or physics.

My imagination, OTOH, is firing on all cylinders 25/8
 
5 days ago  

doglover: i.r.id10t: Or you could watch that scene from The Wall

The wall requires more drugs than I've got on hand, and I'm counting the entire planet Earth and the moon as "on hand" for this statement and assuming I have access to all of both bodies without regard to the laws of men or physics.

My imagination, OTOH, is firing on all cylinders 25/8


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