[LMB] Any chance of a new book, Lois?
baur at chello.at
Fri Nov 4 08:56:25 GMT 2016
that was not what i was referring to - sorry
i meant how that evolutionary pressure to a balanced gender ratio is supposed to
as for the gender imbalance in spencer's story, its unclear what is produced by
it is unclear if the imbalance is already present on the pre-conception genetic
level - i.e. only 10% of the possible egg/sperm combination result in a male
or if simply 90% of the male embryos die before birth - from the description
most of the abortuses (abortii?) seem to happen very early, only few are being
carried to term ... its seems more likely to be the second case
and the ultimate cause of all this is also unclear - is it this veneral disease
or is something more deep?
if its the disease, what is its transmission path - only sexual contact, or
something more insidious? (like transmission at / pre birth?)
it it IS only the disease, there might be a solution via medication and/or
vaccination - if its deeper no solution might be possible before widespread
and ultimately - how did this happen? is this a lost colony world?
> Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> hat am 4. November 2016 um 08:41
> From what I can gather from the text, fewer boys are conceived, and
> something or other causes a lot of boys to miscarry or be stillborn. One
> character is talking about how her Mother Eldest's last child was a boy,
> perfect in every way, but blue and dead, and how she was never the same
> afterward. It made me shudder to read that, because something similar
> happened to a guy I used to know. After that happened, there was one shade
> of blue he couldn't stand to see.
> On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 1:20 AM, markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> > On Nov 3, 2016, at 9:39 AM, markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> >>>>> thirded ..
> >>>>> and i hope that spencer will write another story in that universe
> >>>> She told one story - but eventually that world will develop the
> >>> technology to allow for gender balance. What would be the result?
> >>> I suspect the Matriarchy would continue, though men would gradually
> >>> win
> >>> more rights (if our world is anything to judge by).
> >>> I suspect that evolutionary pressures would lead to gender balance
> >>> anyway- a significant gender imbalance in births leads to an advantage
> >>> for the minority gender that would enhance the reproductive success of
> >>> anyone producing a slightly higher ratio than the norm.
> >>> Even species where there is a severe imbalance in the animals that get
> >>> to breed, the genders are roughly balanced numerically - anything else
> >>> creates an evolutionary pressure towards parity.
> > how does this effect work .. ?
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