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Scientists Theorize Sex on Mars May Create New Human Subspecies
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By Jen Krausz | Thursday, 31 May 2018 06:28 PM

Having sex on Mars could lead to a new human subspecies, an
international team of scientists theorized in a new paper published in
the journal Futures.

The paper found many problems with potential reproduction on Mars, the
biggest being the low-gravity environment, which is about a third of
Earth’s, the New York Post reported. Astronauts who have spent months or
years in space have found muscles deteriorate rapidly and bone structure
can be weakened without Earth’s heavier gravity.

While scientists have studied the impacts of low gravity on adult
astronauts, they have never studied pregnant women or children before
and don’t even know if it’s possible to carry a baby to term in low gravity.

Researchers from Poland, Brazil, and Florida contributed to the paper,
noting that it may be important to reproduce on Mars to sustain a colony
there.

“A manned mission to Mars and the establishment of the first human
settlement in outer spece was once a mere figment of science fiction,
but is now being planned and expected to take place in the following 20
years,” the scientists wrote, The Sun reported.

Other potential problems with sex and reproduction on Mars include
possible low sperm counts from increased radiation, a weakened immune
response from lower gravity, and even erectile dysfunction from low
blood pressure often experienced in low gravity conditions, The Sun
reported.

Genetic engineering could resolve some of the issues surrounding sex and
reproduction off-planet, but may render the offspring created incapable
of life on Earth, the scientists theorized.

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2018-06-01 15:37:13 UTC
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By Jen Krausz    |   Thursday, 31 May 2018 06:28 PM
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http://www.techtimes.com/articles/228999/20180531/new-human-subspecies-likely-to-emerge-as-martian-planners-tries-to-establish-red-planet-colony.htm

New Human Subspecies Likely To Emerge As Martian Planners Try To
Establish Red Planet Colony
31 May 2018, 7:29 am EDT By Rubi Valdez Tech Times

Humans who plan on inhabiting Mars are faced with a difficult challenge
of conceiving children. Microgravity could result in a variety of
defects in an unborn child. ( NASA | JPL-Caltech | MS )
Human reproduction is necessary for a successful Martian colony, but a
new study suggests that conception and child rearing would be
complicated and even dangerous.

In a study published in the journal Futures, a team of international
scientists demonstrated the medical, social, biological, as well as
ethical difficulties of conception and birthing due to Mars's
inhospitable environment.

Even if Mars planners can successfully colonize the Red Planet,
researchers said it is likely that it will result in a new species of
human beings.

"We assume that human reproduction in a Mars settlement will be
necessary for the long-term success of an outer space mission. The
central issues are how a Martian colony should maintain a balance
between reproductive rights and the need for reproduction in the
inhospitable Martian environment," the authors wrote.

Studies have shown the detrimental impacts of space environment in the
health of healthy astronauts who are subjected to short-term and
long-term extraterrestrial missions.

Why Is Sex In Space Risky?
Efforts to explore reproductive processes in plants, animals, and humans
have taken a great deal of work in the past decades. NASA's Space
Biology program, for example, is aimed to conduct microgravity
simulation to understand how the species function and adapt in places
outside Earth.

NASA has no rule prohibiting astronauts to engage in sexual activities,
although, they are sworn to abide by the code of ethics and to exhibit
honorable behavior.

Female astronauts are advised not to get pregnant en route their mission
to Mars due to risks posed by radiation. Tore Straume, a radiation
physicist at NASA Ames Research Center, said high radiation levels could
result in difficult pregnancies.

In his study published in the Journal of Cosmology, Straume and his
colleagues reported that even low doses of ionizing radiation could kill
oocytes or egg cells in a female fetus during pregnancy.

If the pregnant mother is able to successfully deliver the baby in a
Martian environment, experts said a female newborn is most likely
sterile due to the damage to her egg cells.

Children conceived in space are likely to suffer from mental retardation
and other genetic effects due to the damage to stem cells where sperm
cells originate.

Effects On Female Reproduction
Women, in particular, may experience problems with their menstrual
cycles due to lack of gravity. American neuropsychologist Rhawn Joseph
suggested the possibility of females developing endometriosis as seen in
primate models.

"Stress can exert adverse effects on the ovaries and can lead to
ovulation failure. Although it appears that short-term spaceflight does
not affect the ovaries, the effects of a long duration mission are
unknown," Joseph reported.
Sjouke Burry
2018-06-01 15:48:29 UTC
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Scientists Theorize Sex on Mars May Create New Human Subspecies
CUT
Just plonk them in a centrifuge for nine months......
Quadibloc
2018-06-02 02:33:47 UTC
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Having sex on Mars could lead to a new human subspecies, an
international team of scientists theorized in a new paper published in
the journal Futures.
Reproductive activity _anywhere_ where:

a population is isolated from other populations of the same species, and

where the environmental conditions are different, so that selection operates on
different criteria

is likely to result in speciation - and, in fact, as Darwin's finches showed,
the latter condition isn't even a requirement.

So instead of reacting "Oh! Spooky! Maybe we had better ban sex on Mars!", my
reaction was: this is not news.

However, the good news is that the timescale is long enough that Mars might not
stay isolated enough. Speciation might take thousands of years - and in less
time than that, people might be travelling to Mars by teleportation booths.

John Savard
D B Davis
2018-06-02 03:40:17 UTC
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Having sex on Mars could lead to a new human subspecies, an
international team of scientists theorized in a new paper published in
the journal Futures.
a population is isolated from other populations of the same species, and
where the environmental conditions are different, so that selection operates on
different criteria
is likely to result in speciation - and, in fact, as Darwin's finches showed,
the latter condition isn't even a requirement.
So instead of reacting "Oh! Spooky! Maybe we had better ban sex on Mars!", my
reaction was: this is not news.
However, the good news is that the timescale is long enough that Mars might not
stay isolated enough. Speciation might take thousands of years - and in less
time than that, people might be travelling to Mars by teleportation booths.
It disappoints me a little that your followup to this thread (of all
threads) neglects to bring up vat girls.
Did anyone bring up "And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold
Hill's Side" (Tiptree), yet? Although the concept of vat girls may
revulse Alice Sheldon, she undoubtedly would see the flawless logic
behind their potential, no?



Thank you,
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Don
Quadibloc
2018-06-03 21:52:33 UTC
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It disappoints me a little that your followup to this thread (of all
threads) neglects to bring up vat girls.
Well, settlers on Mars would have fewer economic and social problems than the
people on the crowded Earth they left behind.

John Savard
Juho Julkunen
2018-06-05 12:40:09 UTC
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Post by D B Davis
It disappoints me a little that your followup to this thread (of all
threads) neglects to bring up vat girls.
Well, settlers on Mars would have fewer economic and social problems than the
people on the crowded Earth they left behind.
This is true. A starving man has only one problem.
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Juho Julkunen
Greg Goss
2018-06-02 04:19:47 UTC
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Having sex on Mars could lead to a new human subspecies, an
international team of scientists theorized in a new paper published in
the journal Futures.
a population is isolated from other populations of the same species, and
where the environmental conditions are different, so that selection operates on
different criteria
is likely to result in speciation - and, in fact, as Darwin's finches showed,
the latter condition isn't even a requirement.
So instead of reacting "Oh! Spooky! Maybe we had better ban sex on Mars!", my
reaction was: this is not news.
However, the good news is that the timescale is long enough that Mars might not
stay isolated enough. Speciation might take thousands of years - and in less
time than that, people might be travelling to Mars by teleportation booths.
And humans like sex with exotic partners - which counteracts
speciation drift.
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