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Exobiology - E.T. Mating, Would They Enjoy It?

  1. Jun 19, 2006 #1
    Yes, this is a very weird question but I would like to know what you think, If their way of reproducing was by mating, do you think intelligent creatures might "enjoy" reproducing? :bugeye:

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  3. Jun 19, 2006 #2


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    First, we don't know if any ET's exist. I would assume if there were, their desire to procreat would be no different than any other species.
  4. Jun 20, 2006 #3


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    Some other species here on earth seem to enjoy mating, but some go into oestrus (heat) and do it more or less automatically based on sensory triggers. Nature has various ways to encourage reproduction, and we cn't be sure evolution on earth has explored all of them.
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