The Biology of Sex

itbranch.house coworking and bar • Mediteranska bb, Opština Budva, Montenegro

On July 14th at 7:00 PM in Budva biologist Alexander Panchin will present a lecture titled "The Biology of Sex".

"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution," said Theodosius Dobzhansky. Sex is terribly impractical and requires significant energy and time investment in finding a suitable partner. To avoid engaging in sex "in vain" with representatives of other species (or rocks), living organisms have to develop complex recognition systems, as well as signaling systems that allow them to distinguish and choose the most suitable partners. Despite all this and the existence of such convenient alternatives as reproduction by simple division, vegetatively, budding, or parthenogenesis, sex involving two individuals is ubiquitous in nature. So what is sex from the point of view of evolutionary biology, why is it necessary, and how did it come about that we like those we like?

Alexander Panchin is a candidate of biological sciences, laureate of the "Enlightener" award, author of novels and popular science books, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Commission combating pseudoscience, member of the board of the "Evolution" enlightenment fund, and author of a popular YouTube channel.

The lecture will be conducted in Russian and is suitable for adults and children.

The event will take place in Russian on July 14th at 7:00 PM at the itbranch.house coworking space, located at bb Mediteranska.

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