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Asexual reproduction for hyper intelligent sentients


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The premise is that instead of reproducing via cellular fusion the organism reproduces and evolves via cellular fission. 

In a humanoid the subject splits mid-cranium and regrows the other side of it’s body like a starfish and the new halves are better-smarter than before. 

The advantages of this form of reproduction is that the offspring do not have to relearn everything like a newborn as tasks and learned survival skills are printed by one side of the brain according to experiences already obtained. Quantum entanglement may play a role in this process. We have seen people function with only one side of their brain by emulation.

Some disadvantages include a window of vulnerability - being sedentary while half the body regrows unlike a mother who can still be active close up until labor protected from predators by a male counterpart although this dilemma can be overcome by protectors who are whole during the other’s asexual split due to separately times split reproduction cycles.

In fact I find it more likely that an organism could evolve in this way as the brain has to start over from just a few cells in humans. If we look at animals who copulate sexually we see that they don’t necessary regrow limbs (except lizards) making it difficult to believe that a brain could grow outside of the blood-brain barrier in such a way as with newborns.

It could be that what we perceive as our world is just a mental subroutine of a left brain during midcranium/body split and regrowth reproduction. 70-120 years of a natural lifespan would be equivalent to just 1-2 years of regrowing half of the brain and the body based on the rate of fetal development and most of the experience would be timed. Pain would be remembered and simulated in a dream world. The story would be consistent everyday unlike dreams.

This split and regrowth could happen twice for each brain region, and twice more for the regrown ones. This would explain why as we age and our visuospatial cortex develops, the cinematic picture quality improves to match it. Or how drivers are all so in sync with one’s own driving. Or why everyone in a room seems to feel as we do. Or why the behavior of one child seems to be the splitting image of oneself at that age. 

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It would seem more likely that this form of reproduction would be favorable and therefore more likely to be real or to have evolved in a Darwinian sense than copulating and childbearing given the time it takes for a child to mature - especially since the motor skills and language and cognitive development are instantly available to the “Siamese newborns” given the half the brain that grows back is the mirror image of the other half, having used it as a neuronal and synaptic template while deciding that the cells grown from the side of immobilized gray’s head are brain cells, It would need a skeleton that parts in the middle along seem glued together by resin that has a pair of every organ, two stomachs, two hearts, two livers, etc. This type of organism would need to store up a massive amount of calories before going into a vegetative reproductive state.

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It seems like, if nothing else (one heart one stomach etc), the brain was designed for this form of duplication:

it’s advantageous because there isn’t as much getting in the way of a species collaborating, like competing alpha Lions for paternal dominion over a pride, or a couple rams budding heads. Classic story of Kane and Abel.

If nothing else the evolution of the brain was influenced by such a species of Fermis paradox were to be substantialized more so than just the Drake equation.

 

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