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Old 02-24-2012, 09:00 PM
njtt njtt is offline
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Originally Posted by BrainGlutton View Post
I think they still would be two-sexed, because two (or one, with hermaphrodite species) is the minimum number necessary to reshuffle the genetic deck each generation
Who says aliens would have chromosomes, or, more to the point, ones with crossing over and recombination, like ours?

You may be right. Two sexes is plenty complicated enough for me; I hate to imagine having to cope with more. But it is space; it is very big. Who knows?