“Sex makes you clever”… sinasabi ko na nga ba eh! kaya pala, i’m a fucking genius.
matagal nang palaisipan sa mga scientist ang evolutionary explanation ng sexual intercourse sa propagation ng species. binanggit ito ng idol kong carl sagan sa kanyang librong “shadows of forgotten ancestors”. bakit daw naimbento ang sex para magparami? bakit pa raw kailangang mag engage pa sa kung ano-anong mga rituals and excert so much time and effort just to be able to propagate.
sagan writes about it more eloquently:
“To say that love makes the world go around is to go too far. The Earth spins because it did so as it was formed and there has been nothing to stop it since. But the nearly maniacal devotion to sex and love by most of the plants, animals, and microbes with which we are familiar is a pervasive and striking aspect of life on Earth. It cries out for explanation. What is all this in aid of? What is the torrent of passion and obsession about? Why will organisms go without sleep, without food, gladly put themselves in mortal danger for sex? … For more than half the history of life on Earth organisms seem to have done perfectly well without it. What good is sex?…”
so, if it’s true then sex serves a higher purpose. other than make it possible for us to propagate, it also makes us smarter. now, that’s a classic case of natural selection at work.
pero kung basahin mong maigi ang news report, it’s the orgasm that triggers the chemicals in our brain that make us smarter. ibig sabihin nito, di ka actually kailangang makipag sex para tumaas ang IQ mo. in short, whether mayron kang partner o wala, may pag-asa kang tumalino. maraming mga implications ito… for example, pag mayrong kang final examinations, at di ka nakapag review ng husto. alam mo nang gagawin mo.