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Old 02-26-2012, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by jackdavinci View Post
I think more than two sexes as we think of them would require pretty exotic chemistry, because our genetics is pretty hard wired to be dualistic due to the double helix.
The "double helix" term is misleading. Yes, DNA has two strands, but one is a mirror of the other, and the two strands break apart for mitosis (molecular duplication, in effect). That is an entirely different mechanism from the diploid business of having two of each chromosome.