Friday, May 25, 2018

Virgin Birth For Freaky Friday...!

As I read this article from Listverse, I realized that in some ways the insect world was way far ahead of us humans.

Stick Insect Birth Hack

One animal that doesn’t need a man is the female stick insect. They are able to give birth through parthenogenesis, a method of procreation that doesn’t involve a mate. It is sometimes referred to as a “virgin birth.”

If well-fed, a female stick insect is able to lay unfertilized eggs all on her own, no mate required. Some scientists have reproduced this phenomenon in their own labs in hopes of applying this knowledge to human reproduction.

But this asexual reproduction goes deeper for the insects. They really just don’t want to mate at all. In fact, female stick insects are so opposed to getting in the sack that they have developed an anti-aphrodisiac chemical which they can spray at any randy male to diminish the temptation.

I can't help but wonder just why scientist are hoping to find a way to apply this ability to human reproduction, ya know?

Coffee out on the patio again today!


Momlady said...

Hate to think of what would be produced if it could happen.

linda m said...

It seems scientists would do this, since they have developed robots for sexual use. Just sick if you ask me. Have a great weekend.

HermitJim said...

Hey Momlady...
Isn't that the truth? Downright scary!
Thank for stopping by today!

Hey Linda...
I have to admit that I wonder just what's going on sometimes.
Thanks for coming over today!

Rob said...

Why you ask? Because our world is not complex enough yet!

JO said...

Things should be left alone. What is the purpose of trying to make this happen in humans? Why don't they go find a cure for cancer and other disease's that plague humans.

I need more coffee pass the coffee pot please

Mamahen said...

Much of what scientists do, scares the crap out of me.