August 3, 2015 at 5:53 am #44604
Q for Tao Gurus: would interspecies hominoid mating wall off the Spirit?
establish a void wall of inter-dimensional soul barrier, possibly irreversible in devolution?
“In 1977, researcher J. Michael Bedford discovered that human sperm could penetrate the protective outer membranes of a gibbon egg.
Bedford’s paper also stated that human spermatozoa would not even attach to the zona surface of non-hominoid primates (baboon, rhesus monkey, and squirrel monkey),
concluding that although the specificity of human spermatozoa is not confined to man alone, it is probably restricted to the Hominoidea…
In 2006, research suggested that after the last common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees diverged into two distinct lineages, inter-lineage sex was still sufficiently common that it produced fertile hybrids for around 1.2 million years after the initial split….”
“Having different numbers of chromosomes is not an absolute barrier to hybridization; similar mismatches are relatively common in existing species, a phenomenon known as chromosomal polymorphism….”
“Current research into human evolution tends to confirm that in some cases, interspecies sexual activity may have been a key part of human evolution. Analysis of the species’ genes in 2006 provides evidence that after human ancestors had started to diverge from chimps, interspecies mating between “proto-human” and “proto-chimps” nonetheless occurred regularly enough to change certain genes in the new gene pool:
A new comparison of the human and chimp genomes suggests that after the two lineages separated, they may have begun interbreeding… A principal finding is that the X chromosomes of humans and chimps appear to have diverged about 1.2 million years more recently than the other chromosomes.
There were in fact two splits between the human and chimp lineages, with the first being followed by interbreeding between the two populations and then a second split. The suggestion of a hybridization has startled paleoanthropologists, who nonetheless are ‘treating the new genetic data seriously’…”August 4, 2015 at 3:04 pm #44605
Is this something you are considering?
In all seriousness, animals can not consent to sexual activity, which is what we as humans expect in our interactions due to respect to each other’s free will. It’s what distinguishes us from animals: we demand consent. So effectively interspecies mating is a form of rape, and rape where the recipient doesn’t even have a voice to refuse . . . doesn’t have the power of free will and consent. In short, not a good result for any future hybrid line.
However, the number of folks that find animals sexually attractive are quite small. Even in those few cases, reproduction is almost certainly unlikely, so ultimately this whole conversation is really about the empty set.
There is also a tiny probability that a whirlpool of water can–in a single moment– spin into an infinitesimal singularity, causing a cataclysmic explosion that destroys all of reality . . . BUT it is also probably not going to happen, nor worth worrying about.
SAugust 5, 2015 at 12:13 am #44607
and what about John Lilly’s friend, the lady that darned dolphin wanted so badly?
it was all the buzz on NPR this evening : /
would this be an uberself truncation?August 26, 2015 at 4:43 pm #44609
Ramana Maharshi declared that his cow Lakshmi had reached enlightenment, so if that’s what you mean by wall off the spirit then no.
As for the mental health of a human being that wants bestiality, that is another question.
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