Joe Potter wrote:
>> David Hagerberg <mik_daha at luecology.ecol.lu.se> wrote in article
> <334A51B6.17E5 at luecology.ecol.lu.se>...
> > In the same time sex is an ensurement of smilarity. A recessive mutant
> > can be hidden by the normal alleles. Thus sex provides both similarity
> > and a library of variation if an organism needa it.
> > Best regards
> > David Hagerberg
>> And more to the point, why sex (mixing your genes 50/50) if the whole
> point of evolution revolves around a struggle to leave as many copies of
> you genes as possible. Heck, you do not leave even one!!!
>> Regards, Joe
I think the sex genes are incredible successfull, leaving a copy to every
off-spring. Though sex isn't always mixing genes 50/50 and some
organisms could reproduce both sexual and asexual, some even have more
than two sexes.
I think there is actual a struggle between the process of leaving as much
copies of the own gene and the process of making a functional organism
together with the other genes of the organism. I think Dawkin has
described that in "The selfish gene". I suggest you read it and judged it
out off what he says there.