Help please settle a bet

Alexander Berezin berezin at MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA
Thu Nov 30 10:00:02 EST 1995



On Thu, 30 Nov 1995, Sami Kohan wrote:

> My friend and I argueing over the definition of a male. I claim that in
> sexually reproducing species, males do not ever bear young and she claims
> that there are instances where they do. She claims that for examples
> seahorse do, but I claim anyting that bears young, unless it is asexual,
> is by definition a female. Anyone want to settle this? Thanks.... I've got
> a dinner riding on it.
> 

Did you read recent book "Origin of Sex" ?
I am not sure about the author, by my recollection
that it is Lynn Margulis. Perhaps, somebody will
give you more precise info.
Please, post "the answer" when you settle the bet.

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