April 27 by The Running Son
I commented on this when Indrajit Rathore published it this morning: “the most illuminating article on the “justification for bipolar sexuality” (a phrase I’m already in love with) I have ever read.” But that may say more about me. Click in and read for yourself, you will not be disappointed. –Jim
The world we inhabit has a male principle and a female principle. The male and female are ubiquitous in nature. There is also the category of hermaphrodite which carries the attributes of both; this category includes most species of plants, snails and some very few fish species but rarely humans. The word hermaphrodite derives from Greek myth where the goddess Aphrodite (Venus) and god Hermes (Mercury) produced a son called hermaphrodites who later while swimming merged with a nymph enamoured by his beauty and came to have the attributes of both male and female.
Nature was never satisfied with simple monotonous cellular division of amoebas as a means of reproduction. Procreation by cloning was only the first step. Nature’s profound inner-most urge is to create variation. This is not merely on account of an aesthetic compulsion but arises from the very instinct of survival. Survival may be ensured through the artifice of variation…
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