History Headscratchers / YTheLastMan

3rd Mar '16 2:07:46 PM Larkmarn
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** I just assumed that, like Yorick and Ampersand, there were some males that were immune. Given animals generally have shorter gestation periods, larger litters, and fewer compunctions about sex, it makes sense that if there are some living males, they'll repopulate faster.
22nd Jan '16 7:19:15 PM FF32
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*** It's not so much that as "There's a whole bunch of possible explanations; they don't know which one it really was, and [[LeaveThePlotThreadsHanging we won't force one on you]]. Choose the one you think is best." Vaughn's take on it is quoted on LeaveThePlotThreadsHanging.

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*** It's not so much that as "There's a whole bunch of possible explanations; they don't know which one it really was, and [[LeaveThePlotThreadsHanging [[FanDislikedExplanation we won't force one on you]]. Choose the one you think is best." Vaughn's take on it is quoted on LeaveThePlotThreadsHanging.FanDislikedExplanation.
14th Dec '15 7:17:47 PM SilverWings
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*** Homosexuality occurs in nature and has a natural role in many ecosystems. For instance, both penguins and swans are noted to have gay couples that will adopt orphaned babies. This completely aligns with Mann's views on love.
16th Nov '15 4:39:53 PM LBHills
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** Technically the child would be an antipope (there have been plenty in medieval times) and God would have to arrange for a real Pope to emerge and overthrow the usurper. So it's a bit of a XanatosGambit from the point of view of Sister Mary Abductor.

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** Technically Fair enough: the child boy would be an antipope (there have been plenty in medieval times) under Vatican law, and God would have to arrange for a real Pope to emerge and overthrow the usurper. So it's a bit of a XanatosGambit from the point of view of Sister Mary Abductor.
16th Nov '15 4:39:03 PM LBHills
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* Wait, ANY sex, even gay sex, will increase your chances of inducing pregnacy? HOW?

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* Wait, ANY sex, even gay sex, will increase your chances of inducing pregnacy? pregnancy? HOW?



*** In addition, not everything has an X-Y sex chromosome system. Birds have a Z-W system, many insects use X-O, and eusocial bugs are weird (involving haploid males and whatnot). So, even though a lot of mammals are gone, the ecosystem could survive.

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*** In addition, not everything has an X-Y sex chromosome system. Birds have a Z-W system, many insects use X-O, and eusocial bugs are weird (involving haploid males (X-XX and whatnot). So, even though a lot of mammals are gone, the ecosystem could survive.would eventually reach a new, less mammal-oriented balance.



*** Insisting on a few sperm samples still seems like a precaution that wouldn't invade Yorick's human rights too badly.



** Religion's been making up stuff as they go (to some extent) for most of its existence. The Gendercide would seem like as good a time as any to leapfrog some gender equality in the church hierarchy (at least making some of the higher authority nuns officially 'ordinated')

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** Religion's been making up stuff as they go (to some extent) for most of its existence. The Gendercide would seem like as good a time as any to leapfrog some gender equality in the church hierarchy (at least making some of the higher authority nuns officially 'ordinated')'ordinated').


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** Technically the child would be an antipope (there have been plenty in medieval times) and God would have to arrange for a real Pope to emerge and overthrow the usurper. So it's a bit of a XanatosGambit from the point of view of Sister Mary Abductor.
16th Nov '15 4:30:31 PM LBHills
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** Incubation periods for various diseases differ. If the gendercide ''was'' the result of a bacteriological agent, it could be something of a time bomb: "wait three years and then begin hemorrhaging blood." Submarines take in outside air at every opportunity and quarantines are generally set up for a fairly short fixed time. In any case, the Midwestern lab where the astronaut's boy is being raised probably isn't aware of submarine crew survival rates in the Pacific Ocean.


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** It follows the trail of flung monkey dung.
7th Jun '14 11:11:09 PM Dannykat
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*** Sexual desire is a biological imperative, regardless of what you get turned on by. The feeling of arousal signals a desire to reproduce, even if you're gay or a pedophile or autosexual. That's probably what she meant, and if humans manage to go long enough without sexual reproduction, those biological imperatives would no longer exist (or be necessary) and our genitalia would soon become small and vestigial. Eventually just atrophying away altogether.

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*** Sexual desire is a biological imperative, regardless of what you get turned on by. The feeling of arousal signals a desire to reproduce, even if you're gay or a pedophile or autosexual. That's probably what she meant, and if humans manage to go long enough without sexual reproduction, those biological imperatives would no longer exist (or be necessary) and our genitalia would soon become small and vestigial. Eventually just atrophying away altogether.
8th Nov '13 2:35:24 PM Sheady16
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** They kill FtM transsexuals and other "gender traitors" as well as destroying symbols of men, such as sperm banks and monuments. Killing Yorick is just an extension of all of those things. Also, it's noted in-story that a lot of women just want their protection and food, which is stolen in raids of "feminine" women who grow or hide food.

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** They kill FtM [=FtM=] transsexuals and other "gender traitors" as well as destroying symbols of men, such as sperm banks and monuments. Killing Yorick is just an extension of all of those things. Also, it's noted in-story that a lot of women just want their protection and food, which is stolen in raids of "feminine" women who grow or hide food.
8th Jun '13 11:40:47 AM PandaRosa
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*** Would the male-killing virus be less virulent in non-human species? If it had been designed specifically against ''Homo Sapien's'' Y-chromosome, it might not affect the males of other mammalians as strongly. There may have been a handful of surviving bulls, stallions, rams, stags, etc.
28th Apr '13 1:48:40 PM sosaith0
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** It ''does'' improve. Early on in the series, she could barely understand anyone or make herself understood. By the end, while she still has trouble with phrasing, people have no problem making sense of her statements.
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