Be Smart

Why Is Sex a Thing?

Season 9 Episode 9 | 12m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

Why does sex exist? You might think the obvious answer is “reproduction” but there are plenty of organisms on Earth that don’t require sex to reproduce. And the more that scientists examined sex, the more they realized that it’s an expensive and inefficient way to get your genes to the next generation. The true purpose of sex is actually one of the longest-standing mysteries in biology.

Aired: 06/30/21

Rating: NR


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