Sex

All human behavioral drives are instinctive. Individual human behavior is in response to these basic instincts as modified by the human intellect. The intellectual (moral, ethical) human controls its behavior by augmenting those social drives which correspond with its culture and diminishing those drives which are contrary. The drive for sex is one of the strongest of the human instincts, often over-riding even the instinct for survival.

Sexual reproduction is an ancient evolutionary tool. Its significance in the development of the human, genetically and socially, is profound. It is hard to find a cultural rule which does not refer in some way to sex. Contrary to modern (PC) ideology, the unit of human culture is not the individual. It is, instead, the male-female bonded pair and their off-spring. This has been true at least 4 million years, since the first hominid ventured onto the plains.

Is sex being properly (intellectually, morally, ethically) applied in modern human culture? And what about the future? Are there fundamental social and genetic changes that need to be made? These questions are discussed from an ethical and moral viewpoint, where the survival of the species is the paramount consideration.


SUMMARY
REPRODUCTION BEFORE SEX
EARLY SEXUAL REPRODUCTION
MALE-FEMALE SEXUAL REPRODUCTION
MODERN HUMAN SEXUAL PRACTICE
SEX IN THE FUTURE
COMMENTS FROM READERS


It was learned from A Basis for Morality Conclusion 2 and Conclusion 4 as directed to the human species:

Since the product of life is survival, normal (expected, natural, moral, ethical) behavior within the human species is that which provides the optimum opportunity for the species survival. Individual or group behavior which supplies less than optimum opportunity for species survival, is perverted (not natural, not normal, not expected, unethical, immoral).

It was also learned from Conclusion 3 that:

The end result of life is the survival of the species (community) as opposed to the survival of the individual. In the natural process of life, the behavior and survival of the individual are subservient to the species welfare.

Considering those two conclusions as provable fact, the following text begins:


SUMMARY

The drive for sex is one of the most ancient of instincts, dating back at least 680 million years. Most modern mobile life-forms are driven by this same instinct. It is also one of the strongest of all instincts in all of the life-forms that contain it, at times even surpassing in strength the drive for survival. All life-forms which are sexual have strong sexual behavior patterns. In all of the mobile organisms, the human being the exception, sexual behavior is controlled by instincts tailored to the particular organism and are compatible with the overall behavior of the organism. Both the sexual drive and the sexual behavior controls are instinctive in all of these animals.

The human developed from an ancient primate about four million years ago. That primate was well developed even at that time. Its sexual drive and behavior controlling instincts were strong and uniform. The other modern primates all have these characteristics, with sexual behavior systems which fit them and their life style. Only the human developed a different behavior system, one which included intellectual control over the instincts.

As the hominid developed to become the modern human, it developed intellect in parallel with other physical and neural differences. The advantages were huge. Blind reaction to an environmental condition was replaced with decisions based on experience and planning. Along with this development, and as a result of it, human behavior became more and more intellectual and complex.

The drive for sex in the human is vastly different from that of other sexual organisms. The ancient sexual drive and sexual controls do not fit modern culture. Only through the application of the intellect, utilizing experience, education and training, as a control over the raw instincts, may proper cultural behavior be obtained.

The human sex drive is without conscience. It does not care about long range effects. It seeks only immediate gratification. If conscience exists, it exists in the intellect of the human. To be human is to allow the intellect to select the time, place, partner and procedure. To be promiscuous is to be sub-human.


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REPRODUCTION BEFORE SEX

Reproduction in kind is the basic difference between the inanimate and the living. Life (DNA) reproduces by division. The very first reproduction occurred when life itself was born. The ability to reproduce was the characteristic which defined this new biological compound as being alive. For a description of this reproductive process see OneLife. When life started it was completely dependent on its environment for its necessities. The biological chemicals needed for its reproduction were required to be in the soup in which it lived and propagated. As the original life (DNA) reproduced, occasional mutations occurred in its reproduction. Most of these reproductive accidents were deadly and the strains following became extinct. Occasionally a superior competitive form appeared and quickly crowded out the others. For a description of the evolutionary process see Evolution.

Through this evolution process, life (DNA) began to develop into methods of coping with its environment by defining protective organisms in which it could better survive. Even after life (DNA) began to specify living organisms in which to live, those organisms also reproduced by division for about 3 billion years. Many modern forms still do. In these cells, first the DNA reproduces, then the cells divide into two, each taking one of the two DNA sets. Other than in the case of the rare occurrence of a mutation, reproduction by division produces clones. When life and its living organisms reproduce through division by replication, the reproductive process is very stable. The accuracy of DNA replication when only by division is quite remarkable. The replication is so accurate that few mutations occur. Since the rate of evolutionary development depends on the rate of mutation, the process of evolution is quite slow when the reproductive method by the organism is division.

When the human applies engineering to the human DNA, and that process is starting, it will seek a perfected DNA, one without known genetic defects, then it will design a replication system with a much smaller mutation rate. Very likely some form of cloning will be involved since the direct replication by the DNA through division is exceedingly stable (extremely low in mutations).


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EARLY SEXUAL REPRODUCTION

Early cells obtained their energy from sunlight through photosynthesis. As mutations occurred, untold thousands of species formed. Then a mutation caused the formation of a cell which could also gain energy by absorbing another cell. With dual sources of energy, this new strain survived well. From this line, evolution produced many new thousands of species.

When these cells absorbed other cells, they inherited the DNA also. In most cases this new DNA was also digested, but until they were digested they functioned as before in the new body. If the cell should divide while the foreign DNA was enclosed and functioning, it also would divide. In time a strain developed which required two sets of DNA to properly function. From these came a new strain which required the transfer of DNA from another cell for proper cell division and thereby reproduction. These hermaphrodites, same sex partners each capable of both impregnating and child bearing, provided sexual reproduction.

Evolution is an extremely cruel process. The process of evolution provides a more survivable organism within the current environment by providing near random mutation changes to the organism then sorting out the undesirables through death and suffering. Most mutations are immediately fatal. Many more prove to be fatal later in life. Some become fatal to the following strain some generations later, after much suffering from the affliction by the intermediate generations. Since the survivable mutations are only a small portion of the total, and reproduction by division is highly accurate, developmental progress is slow. If the number of mutations should increase, however, the strain may develop rapidly, even though the death rate increases in proportion. Sexual reproduction is a far more complex process than division (cloning). As a result of this complexity, more things can go wrong in the reproduction. These errors are then sorted by the environment. The result of sexual reproduction is a high death rate but a rapid development of the species.

Another advantage emerged from sexual reproduction as living organisms became more complex. The sexual reproduction mixed the genes from two separate strains allowing the testing of various combinations of characteristics of both strains. This process also resulted in both good and bad mixes. The bad ones suffered and died and the good ones were propagated to future generations. As a result of this process, the progress in the development of a species is much more rapid but the hardship on the individuals within the species is much more severe since there are far more with deficiencies which are required to suffer and die.

Species which reproduced by sexual combination quickly became dominant.

About 680 million years ago, as a result of the evolution process, complex colonies of cells began to show unique survival qualities in certain environmental niches. As long as these cooperatives were loosely joined, each individual cell could continue to reproduce through division, but when these began to form cooperatives which required multiple cell functions derived from the cells, other means of reproduction were required. Many forms of reproduction evolved. The production and ejection of spores or seeds which had the ability to develop to maturity was one of the solutions. Many thousands of variations of this theme still exist to this day. Budding into separate organisms was another successful scheme with many variations. Sexual reproduction became the rule with few exceptions.

Under the original sexual reproduction, both parties were hermaphrodites. It was a successful scheme, with modern day examples such as the flat worms shown courting in the picture below:

From a short announcement in Scientific American of a prior article by Michiels and Newman in Nature. Shown are two flat worms Pseudocecos Bifurcus, each about 4 cm. long, that live on the ocean floor near Queensland, Australia. Each trying to impregnate the other while avoiding being impregnated by the other, they will spar in a mating dance called penis fencing. Each such duel lasts from 20 minutes to over an hour. Since the function of each is the same, their physical and social characteristics are also the same, and their DNA almost identical.

Sexual reproduction between two different organisms (male, female) having a common reproduction path but possessing differing DNA configurations, and differing role behaviors, is relatively new, probably dating from less than 400 million years ago.

All of the methods of procreation, whether by division, hermaphrodite mating or male and female mating, are present in various modern life forms. Since all have survived, then one is as good as another for species survival, although behavior systems must fit the procreation method. The division method, however, develops an organism very slowly and is confined to the less complex organisms.


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MALE-FEMALE SEXUAL REPRODUCTION

One would think that sexual reproduction by hermaphrodites would have a decided advantage since both parties may bear young and twice as many offspring should provide a better chance for species survival. In the case of the human, however, the accent is on fewer offspring with better training and care. Too many children results in less care and training with a consequent higher rate of child mortality. Some other species opted for the opposite case: less training and care for the young ones but enough of them to make up for the losses thereby generated.

Once sexual reproduction was established, mutations then provided a strain of organisms in which sexual reproduction was specialized. One, the male, supplied only the second DNA string, while the other, the female, provided the other string and the initial embryonic cell, and actually bore the young. This new strain, one of the descendents is the human, offered advantages in some cases. The real advantages came about in social structure. Male female reproduction not only provided specialization in sexual reproduction, it also required specialization in survival tasks. This specialization in turn required cooperation between the male and female for species survival. The concept of culture was thereby invented.

Cultural variations among biological organisms exploded. Many very different ones were quite successful and still exist to this day. The basic requirement is that one female and one male cooperate in the sexual union which produces the offspring. Many organisms developed nothing more. In the more bizarre adaptations a female spider eats the male immediately after copulation for the extra energy she requires for the bearing of her young. In another case, also a spider, the male is paralyzed by an injection from the female and his body supplies the food for the young when they are first born. Other organism cultures provide seasonal groups of males and females in a sexual orgy. In still others the males provide food and protection for the females. In the early hominid it was necessary to form cooperative groups (herds, tribes) wherein the roles of the males and females were quite different. As the human developed, so did these cooperative cultures.

When roles are different between two organisms such as the male and female of a species, even though they may share the same reproductive process, evolution develops form in each to fit those cultural differences. Dimorphism (male larger than the female in the human) was one of the results. Physical differences in form and shape between the sexes was not the only differences. Neural differences were also developed. As a result of the male having a different role from that of the female, there were both physical and mental differences between the two. Although both experience the same environment, and they share large overlapping regions of agreement, they think differently about it and provide different solutions to the same problems. The cooperative combination of the two then provides optimum species survival. Unfortunately, natural evolution is an idiot engineer that does not foresee what is best for the species. As it develops a species to fit a given environment, it approaches but never reaches the ideal organism, one which has the maximum opportunity for species survival. As a result there is wide variation in both the agreement between the human sexes on survival (social) matters and their differences. See The Evolution of Man for a chronicle of the development of the human.

The cell of a complex organism, such as the human, contains two kinds of DNA. The nuclear DNA specifies the organism shape and function, whereas the mitochondrial DNA provides the functioning of the cell itself. In the case of a cell which produces hair, for example, the nuclear DNA supplies the instructions for making the hair, the mitochondrial DNA actually provides the manufacturing function. Nuclear DNA is supplied by both parents. Only the mother supplies the mitochondrial DNA. The nuclear DNA, once the organism is mature, rarely replicates. Mitochondrial DNA constantly replicates during the life cycle. The replication stability of the mitochondrial DNA is therefore quite important in the well-being of the organism. In the female the two strands of nuclear DNA are the same, in the same manner as in the hermaphrodite ancestor. In the male, the two strands differ. Where the female human has two X chromosomes, one of which came from the father and the other the mother, the male has an X chromosome which came from the mother and a Y chromosome which came from the father. The Y chromosome, therefore, is the development from the hermaphrodite ancestor which brought about the specialization in the male/female reproduction process. The dominant sex in the reproductive chain, therefore, is the female, the male DNA change being an evolutionary afterthought.

The human baby is quite large in comparison with the size of the human mother. Its head is proportionately larger than other mammals. The gestation period is also quite long. These are the main causes for the physical and social (instinctive) differences between the human male and female. The modern human (Homo sapiens sapiens) female can bear about one child per year from the age of about 14 to about 45. During the first 180 thousand years or so of the species, the average age at death of both male and female has been estimated to be about 35. Family sizes of 1 to 2 dozen were common. The older children helped the mother with the younger until they themselves started their own family. If the mother died, the older children took over the care of the younger ones. The death rate was high for all ages but especially high for infants. As cultures progressed, the infant and child mortality rate went down, eventually causing the human population explosion.

During child bearing age, the female is clumsy and physically vulnerable. In those early days, she was either carrying a late term pregnancy or a young baby all of the time. Children are quite vulnerable until their early teens. Below that age they must have attention and care. From a construction viewpoint, the human female requires a large pelvic for giving birth to large babies and especially the large human head. This feature severely limits strength and agility. In severe environments she must be small to conserve food. When encumbered with small children or pregnancy, both she and her children were extremely limited in mobility, unable to run, carry large loads, or fight off predators. The human male evolved in parallel to perform those functions. He was constructed physically larger and stronger, with a quite different mental outlook, to carry heavy loads, kill the large game, and to protect the female and children, to the death if necessary.

The intellectual additions to the instincts of our species are the result of evolution. The development of these intellectual additions provides a more optimum behavior through intellectual control of the instincts. This combination of intellect and instinct enhances survival. A major part of this new intellect was a greatly expanded memory. Since this new memory is capable of not only storing past experience, but of procedures as well, even imaginative alternative actions can be evaluated. A particular behavior may then be patterned to optimize the action taken. In some cases, the intellect may even forbid the execution of a particular instinctive drive. It is this necessary intellectual control of the instincts which makes a culture successful. The application of this intellectual control is a learned function and is called self-discipline.

A culture (civilization, society) consists of the accumulated behavior of the individuals within a group. See A Basis for Morality. The basis for a human culture is a set of desired individual behaviors. The behaviors of the individuals within a culture with respect to the behavioral rules of that culture is a matter of the ability of the individual to behave intellectually, to understand the rules and to apply them to his own behavior (to exercise intellectual restraint with respect to his own instinctive drives in consideration of the community desires).

CONCLUSION 1.
An intellectual animal is one that uses intellectual control (self-discipline) to augment desirable instinctive behavior and to minimize inappropriate instinctive behavior. Through reason, the moral (intellectual, ethical) human searches out and provides that behavior which optimizes species survival.

In the case of the traditional family over the last 4 million years, the sex drive was shaped and controlled by custom (culture) to insure the family unit, even now considered the most reliable way to raise children. The female controlled sexual activity and used it as a tool to bond the male to her and her family. From him she acquired protection and food gathering, especially needed during pregnancy and while caring for the very young.

Sexual practices vary from species to species. Each species has a complex set of physical and behavioral characteristics as a result of its own particular evolutionary path. These result in behavioral systems wherein each element evolved in concert with all other elements, both physical and behavioral. The human evolved as an instinctive organism with certain intellectual characteristics. Human behavior is a result of the summation between the two often competing behavioral elements: instinct and intellect. The human instinctive behavior evolved in concert with the physical evolution. Human children require a long gestation and a long period of care and training, requiring a highly cooperative participation by both father and mother. The physical characteristics of the baby at birth dictated certain physical characteristics in the mother. The severity of the environment dictated certain behaviors on the part of the mother and the father in order to insure their own survival and that of their children which collectively in turn insures species survival.

Under any human moral/ethical standard, the proper raising of children is paramount. The optimum survivability of the child is dependent on it, therefore the optimum survivability of the species is dependent on the collective survivability of all of the children, the optimum survivability of life itself is dependent on the survivability of the human species which in turn depends on the survivability of the individual child so it can pursue its duties as an adult.

CONCLUSION 2. There are three elements in sexual reproduction which are required in the human species for species survival. These, in the interest of species survival, must be held sacred by the individuals in the species:
  • the joining of adult male and female in a cooperative unit, and in grave commitment, for the purpose of rearing young,
  • the sexual mating of the adult male and female for the purpose of producing children,
  • the joint care of the child by the parents in full cooperation from conception to self-sufficiency, each parent performing those duties assigned by the evolution of the human species.

CONCLUSION 3.
When these three elements are conducted under intellectual control (the one element which defines the human species as unique from others) they are then moral and ethical. Any human behavior which diminishes the positive effect of these functions in any way is, therefore, unethical and immoral.

Other conclusions may be derived from these. Since the human has an intellect by which it can assess its condition with respect to its behavior it is therefore immoral for a female to allow her child to be conceived without first preparing for a consistent long term relationship between that child and its father, it is immoral for a bonded couple to have a child that they will not be able to properly care for, divorce between the bonded couple before discharging their responsibilities toward their dependent children is immoral, etc.

The maturation ratio between the human male and female is effectively one to one. This rate has been established by evolution during the period of the hominid, approximately four million years. Was it always thus? Perhaps not, but the end result after this long period of adjustment is so. This ratio is true across the entire breadth of the species, even across all races. This indicates that the basic (normal, instinctive) unit of human culture is the bonded pair. It also indicates that the instincts of the human are also based in the same way. The human male is plagued with an instinctive jealousy, but never over two females at the same time. The jealousy indicates an instinct of ownership of the particular female. The restriction to jealousy over one female indicates the lack of consistent plural relationships. The female has the same instinct, although to a lesser extent. The female, on the other hand, is enraged if spurned by her mate, indicating the long-term need for the mate. If polygamy was natural in the species, then one sex or the other would be favored in the maturation ratio.

Unique among all mammals, the human female does not show her time, and, in fact, does not naturally know when it is. This results in males who, unlike other mammal males, do not seek that time in the female but are anxious to mate at all times. If the male is unencumbered by being bonded with a female and offspring, this readiness extends to all attractive females. In turn this gives the female the power of selecting the mate she wishes, which she selects for the purpose of a long term relationship which will extend through the raising of her children. She need only be receptive, then use the same tools to bond the mate for the period that she needs him. Once having bonded the male, she is hesitant to allow another, since in doing so she runs the risk of losing the bonding with her mate, either through his losing interest and straying or through combat between the two males over her.

All of these instincts are behavioral drives. The proper behavior is then intellectually calculated. For intellect to provide proper behavior it is necessary to study real knowledge concerning the sexual requirements for long time survival and well being of the species.

The most ancient and strongest social instinct in sexual organisms is the drive for sex.. The basic elements of any culture provide a set of cultural rules to regulate acceptable sexual behavior.

CONCLUSION 4.
No culture (society, civilization) survives if the individuals within that group do not consistently follow its rules (exercises intellectual control over its instincts). Since the sexual drive is by far the strongest social (cultural) instinct, a barometer of the success of a given culture is the sexual discipline of the individuals within that group.

CONCLUSION 5.
Since the instinct for sex is dominant, the sexual discipline of an individual within a culture is a barometer of his ability (his moral/ethical capability) to contribute to that culture.

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MODERN HUMAN SEXUAL PRACTICE

About one-third (mostly Christians) of modern society is currently attempting to maintain an attitude of sexual discipline and the sanctity of the bonded and committed pair as the basic elements of culture. The balance (a curious mixture of the lowest class and the academic elite) preach a gospel of sin and let sin. The current social movement is toward the latter while the lure of sexual freedom is steadily eating away the former.

All human social instincts, from mother love to tribal cooperation, are diverging and degenerating at a rapid rate (see The Degeneration of Man). Random mutations spare no instinct and nature is no longer allowed to cleanse the gene pool. Many of man's instincts became obsolete and counter-productive when his social environment changed. Others have since become damaging to society as the result of degeneration. There is little that we can do at the present time to correct the source of these problems, but we can identify them and start working toward minimizing their effect.

The unrestrained (modern) human, to put it mildly, is sexually bizarre. The physical sex that nature developed in all mammals, heterosexual penis-vagina sex, is lost in the wilderness. Modern heterosexual couples regularly engage in penis-oral and oral-vaginal sex, often at the same time. Then there is penis-anal, and even oral-anal sex. Masturbation is common. A mixture of masturbation and one of the other forms of sex is also common. Most men claim to prefer penis-oral sex, a practice that has nothing to do at all with procreation. Although some of the other animals sniff around and play various sexual arousal games, none use any of the other practices as a substitute for penis-vagina (normal) sex. Rare would be the stallion that mounted the wrong end of the mare.

It doesn't end there. About 10% of the human population is homosexual and bisexual. Describing the antics of this group would take a couple of pages. The infamous bath houses, sex clubs and sadomasochist dungeons of San Francisco house unbelievable permutations and combinations of every possible sex act. Since all of these practices are socially acceptable (one's bedroom is private) and schools regularly teach our small children that it's all a matter of personal choice, there is a lot of experimentation by our young.

Then there are the child molesters, rapists, and murder-rapists. A large portion of homosexual men prefer very young boys. Sexual slavery of stolen young children is the cause of the disappearance of many. Worse yet is the serial killer who obtains sexual pleasure from murder.

Placing a bunch of same-sex animals of the same species in the same pen will bring a variety of responses. If they are male and territorial, they will usually fight. If not, such as most grazing animals, they will mill around but get along. Once in a while, a male will raise up on another in mock sexual activity, but it's quickly terminated. They will not engage in sexual intercourse. Pen up a bunch of same-sex humans and the sexual activity will hardly slow. A South African male prison recently started issuing free condoms to all of its inmates in an attempt to slow down the spread of HIV.

Then from a social standpoint, three or more in a bed is the latest teen-age rage, sexual promiscuity of married couples with children is on the rise and pornography is now acceptable in cinema, and TV and widely available on the internet.

In the animal kingdom (some primates excepted), sex for any other reason than procreation is rare. Sex for that reason among humans is rare.

What are the repercussions of promiscuity? Read any newspaper. Divorce rates are sky-rocketing. Courts are filled with cases arguing over child responsibility. Most child abuse cases involve step-parents or live-in lovers. Child murder and abandonment are no longer rare occurrences. Most family murders are the result of sexual promiscuity.

Sex is not hygienic. It would be hard to imagine any activity so adept at the transport of disease from one person to another. Bodily fluids are freely exchanged with activity that rubs the skin and membranes thin. It would also be difficult to find any disease that could not be transferred in this manner. There are about 50 known diseases that are so connected with sex as to be known as STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). In Africa there are areas where more than half of the population is infected with HIV (the AIDS virus). Asia is the new center for worldwide HIV distribution, see The AIDS Nursery of the World. Among the 18-28 age group in many American cities the rate is above 10%. HIV infection is rapidly becoming an acceptable condition in the modern culture. Sex is also a major vehicle for the spread of viral diseases such as influenza and hepatitis.

But the major loss to humanity is the time spent in pursuing and performing sex. The office romance noon 'quicky' often lasts well into the afternoon. The jockying of mate and lover requires copious mental and time expenditure. The subterfuge required for 'hanky-panky' sets the mental stage for lying and cheating in business and government. The Clinton Whitehouse oral office is an example of the enormous cost to the species of clandestine affairs. With almost everything the human does, the eventual goal is almost always sex. Huge industries such as cosmetics, clothing, jewelry, cruises, and motels provide direct services for the sex trade. Enter 'sex' in a search engine on the internet and be inundated with pornography. Luxury items such as expensive automobiles, condos on the beach, and lavish restaurants are used by many to promote their sexual activity. Aphrodisiacs (Viagra is a huge success in the drug field and a real money maker, and women are clamoring for their own version) are big business in much of the world, leading in one case to the near extinction of another species. Even military uniforms are looked on as a path to a bedroom. And when the inevitable conflict results between servicing a lover and caring for the needs of children, it is inevitably the children who suffer, even to the murder of the children in rare cases.

Sexual pleasure has been shown to be chemical in nature. Sexual activity increases the chemical flow. Sex is, therefore, addictive. To put it bluntly, sex as practiced by the modern human, is a useless, costly, troublesome, wasteful, and disease ridden bestial practice with no redeeming feature.

It need not be.

CONCLUSION 6.
It is obvious that the collective sexual instincts of the human are in great disarray and quite contrary to the survival of the species. It is, therefore, necessary for each human to exercise a strong intellectual control over its sexual instincts. To do so is moral. Not to do so is immoral/unethical.
CONCLUSION 7.
To judge the morality of a particular sex act is to assess that act with respect to the optimum survivability of the species and individual, in that order of importance. If it harms, or is likely to harm, others or self, then it is immoral. The degree of immorality is directly proportional to the severity of the harm and/or its likelihood. Private sexual acts committed between a bonded pair for the purpose of procreation and for strengthening the family bond, and that are not harmful to any party, are moral.

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SEX IN THE FUTURE

The goal of man is a benign, successful and compassionate culture, where success is defined as continuous cultural development. Such a culture under normal (natural) evolution is damaging to the species since it subsidizes harmful mutations resulting in a rapidly diminishing physical and mental health. The end result of such a course is species extinction - the opposite of the goal. If man insists on a benign, successful and compassionate culture, forbids genetic tampering in the human gene pool and at the same time insisting on unfettered reproduction without restriction of genetic quality, the human will become extinct. That policy is species suicide. Even now there are more than 8,000 cataloged genetic defects in the human gene pool, with untold thousands yet to be discovered and with thousands more added each day.

Most of the natural mutations are caused by sexual reproduction. Ironically the very feature that allowed the development of the human in the time frame experienced, has become a mortal enemy of his well being. Cloning, properly perfected, avoids these particular mutations. It would be only a temporary stop gap since it retains all of the current defects and only slows down the degeneration. No matter how the genetic structure is formed for the new human, accidents will happen in the process.

In the center of the reproductive process is the genetic structure (DNA) being passed from one generation to the next. Eventually the human must face the inevitable. He must gain engineering control of this genetic structure. Perhaps then is the time to make sweeping changes in the human.

In modern society, where male and female are considered equal and interchangeable, the female may, and is encouraged to do so, perform all of the male tasks along with her own. She may not only bear and raise the children but provide the livelihood as well. The male, deprived of his contribution to the family and his particular contribution to society, is no longer necessary. Modern feminists envision eliminating the male completely through cloning. For some strange reason, the modern male has accepted these terms and is now little more than a stud, servicing any needy heterosexual female who happens along, or the lesbian who wishes to become pregnant. He may now act as the juvenile male, chasing all comers, all of his life, without cultural censure.

Modern cultural style dictates that the female become more masculine, complete with coarse and suggestive language and the male more feminine, complete with jewelry, carefully disarranged hair and a propensity to weep openly at the slightest provocation A result of this new independence (almost open war) between the sexes and the idea that sex is interchangeable, is a decided increase in homosexual activity. The local motel, which at one time was the noontime hotbed for sinning heterosexuals, now caters all week to same sex couples.

From the new cultural viewpoint, the male will become useless baggage. With the female propensity for a feminist society, one which must constantly guard against male domination, and with the handy tool of abortion for sex selection, the male will be tolerated only in limited numbers. Through female cloning the male may be eliminated entirely.

On the other hand, the fetus, during gestation in the womb, is susceptible to widespread damage. Modern females are careless about their living style, casually aborting a fetus at will, imbibing in alcohol, tobacco and drugs and otherwise living a stressful life style. All of this effects the quality of the new human. As an alternative to a female culture, the male could develope artificial wombs that would provide near perfect environments for the fetus. Then by cloning the male, the female could be eliminated.

Perhaps the end goal is to abandon sexual reproduction altogether. The human then becomes a self-impregnating hermaphrodite. Each child would be a clone of the parent. Evolution would have then gone full circle. The genetic and social advantages are many. The species can then become truly an intellectual species. Concerts could again become events for the enjoyment of music instead of tools for seduction. Cultures would be greatly simplified.


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READER'S COMMENTS

READER'S COMMENT: Now I've seen it all. You religious fanatics will try anything. First there was creation science. Now it's sex science. Why can't you get it? Sexual restrictions are superstitious nonsense.

AUTHOR'S REPLY: Creation science is based on opinion - argument over dates and the meaning and classification of fossils. Not so this text on sex. The basic premises are proven in A Basis for Morality. The requirement for human sexual discipline is merely a restatement of those premises. From this basis every sexual behavior may be analyzed and judged by any reasoning human. To deny these premises is to deny our entire factual knowledge base on genetics and evolution. I have no quarrel if you wish to discard religious based sexual restrictions on the basis that it is dogma, but the sexual restrictions stated in this text are based on real knowledge. On the other hand the sexual behavior countenanced by the current intellectual elite ideology (PC) is entirely based on dogma. If you reject religious dogma in favor of liberal/socialist/Marxist dogma, you have merely selected the dogma which fits your particular (degenerative) instinctive drives, drives that, when uncontrolled, are archaic and no longer applicable to modern culture.


READER'S COMMENT: The idea of the human without male/female sex is ridiculous. It would no longer be a human. You picture a cold world. We'd be better off extinct.

AUTHOR'S REPLY: You don't understand! I, too, am terribly sad. But the human is no longer a male/female species. We are now sinking into an abyss driven by ever degenerating sexual instincts. Every possible act is now incorporated into the scene and is acceptable within our culture. Our politics, now focused on the individual, supports 'diversity' and destroys the original natural family consisting of the bonded parent pair and their offspring. I not only can not see any cultural action which can restore us to the original relationship, I can envision no cultural mechanism which can insure it more than a very short time. The primitive emotional (instinctive) human is now at a crossroads. Will it choose to modify its very spirit into that of a fully intellectual creature or will it choose to become extinct? We are the last of the primitive/animal/humans. Will we choose to die rather than change? Or will we choose to become the intellectual saviors and protectors of all life? And thereby insure our own immortality as well as that of all life.


READER'S COMMENT: Sex is bestial?? An incredible conclusion.

AUTHOR'S REPLY: Read it again. I did not say that sex was a bestial practice. I said that sex as practiced by those following the modern academic elitist ideology (PC) was bestial. There is a difference between lust and love, one denied by the liberal/socialist/Marxists who are intent on destroying the family unit in favor of the individual and in making our culture one that caters to the instant gratification of the individual. By addicting the citizen to serving his instincts and promising a culture that will allow full freedom in gratifying those instincts, it is much easier to keep him under control. The greatest fear in a socialist government is an intellectual citizen. They will purge them regularly.

The process of evolution develops various species. Within a species the individual is regularly tortured and slaughtered by this process in favor of the enhancement and survival of the species. The human is one of these species. By nature the behavior of the individual human should enhance the survivability and enhancement of the species. Evolution designed the human to function as a bonded pair with offspring as a unit. One or more of these units collected together in ancient times to form cultural groups. Only when over-population demanded huge groups to collect together did individual (as opposed to family group) behavior become a concern in politics.


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