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« on: March 31, 2006, 12:23:06 am »

In the Androsynth (spoilers) again thread I brought up the idea that the Androsynth might be able to find a way to reproduce naturally.

The comments went like this.

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I wonder how hard it would be for the Androsynth to genetically engineer some fertile clones that would allow them to reproduce naturally.

Though I now that I think about this the Androsynth might be against this idea; being proud of the fact that they are all clones. However they might not be against the idea as well; because they, being scientists might want to see what would happen to their genes if they allowed regular meiosis to occur and also how it would look after the production of a zygote.

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They're sterile. Unless they find some way to artificially create sperm and egg, nothing of the sort is going to happen.

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They could try capturing some Earthlings to use there parts, or they could alter the genes of a new batch of clones so that the new batch would not be sterile.

Though I guess that they would have to capture some Earthlings just to see what changes had been made to their genes that made them sterile, and then fix it.

The Androsynth are probably happy just cloning themselves, not doing things the messy way the Earthlings do. The only reason for them to try to reproduce naturally, again would purely be for scientific curiosity.

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Quote from: XR4-IT on March 28, 2006, 06:26:01 pm
The Androsynth are probably happy just cloning themselves, not doing things the messy way the Earthlings do. The only reason for them to try to reproduce naturally, again would purely be for scientific curiosity.   


Yea-ha-ha-ha. "Scientific curosity." Sure. "Hey baby, let's go alter our gene's, for science." Don't think too much about that, being as the scene is two asexual creatures hitting on each other in a blazer bar. Of course, if you could just take a serum and have the appropiate parts appear that could lead for some interesting rendesvous. "I want the male serum this time. I'm getting tired of you being done before I even get started."

So that whole Talnya scene was just "biological research" eh? Did you play doctor alot as a child? 

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Wow that cracked me up!

And I don’t quite know how to respond with out getting myself in trouble. I’ll just leave it at that.Wink 


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The Andros might also wish to shuffle their DNA
to avoid plague. Having a mixed gene pool can
prevent a single disease from wiping out a culture.

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Good point.

Any how I wanted more on this topic and thought that I would actually put it in its own thread
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2006, 01:17:22 am »

I always thought they were plastic men, but I just skimmed through the story text. It says clones so I guess they're organic. Still, a clone could be "a copy or closely resembles another, as in appearance or function", but there's also mentioning of growing to adults (and human genes), so I guess plastics out of the question.

I think it would be more fun if they're plastic, aka autons/cybermen, possibly they could have gone cybernetic later.

Since they lived on earth and took over some research stations, they probably have human DNA already, hairs and stuff, maybe a databank.

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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2006, 06:50:00 am »

...but then they wouldn't be "clones" anymore, thus destroying the whole image.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006, 05:45:06 pm »

It is possible that they look upon natural procreative methods with a degree of distaste and loathing. They may even think themselves superior because they've risen above what they percieve to be the "Baser" instincts >_>
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2006, 05:58:41 pm »

I always thought they were plastic men, but I just skimmed through the story text. It says clones so I guess they're organic. Still, a clone could be "a copy or closely resembles another, as in appearance or function", but there's also mentioning of growing to adults (and human genes), so I guess plastics out of the question.

I think it would be more fun if they're plastic, aka autons/cybermen, possibly they could have gone cybernetic later.

Since they lived on earth and took over some research stations, they probably have human DNA already, hairs and stuff, maybe a databank.


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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2006, 06:08:15 pm »

...but then they wouldn't be "clones" anymore, thus destroying the whole image.

After thinking about it I have to agree with you.

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The Andros might also wish to shuffle their DNA
to avoid plague. Having a mixed gene pool can
prevent a single disease from wiping out a culture.

Perhaps they could find a way to manipulate their DNA in the cloning process so that they could avoid this plague thing. 

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2006, 09:59:37 pm »

I always thought they were plastic men, ...

ROTFLMF(fetchin')AO! One reply, ONE REPLY, and this topic is already off topic. And on a spin off topic where the off topic reply could have found a perfect home in the parent topic.

Arne, I guess art isn't your only mad skill. *laf*
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2006, 10:17:58 pm »

*pats his topic derailgun*

But seriously, I always thought the Androsynth were robots like that german synth-whatever group that moves all crazy on stage. Now that's sort of ruined. Booh.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2006, 11:37:00 pm »

But seriously, I always thought the Androsynth were robots like that german synth-whatever group that moves all crazy on stage.
You mean Kraftwerk?
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2006, 02:48:42 am »

You mean Kraftwerk?

Kraftwerk = Mmrnmhrm, not Androsynth.

Anyway, I'd like to think that if some Androsynth have survived, or merely gone "missing", they would consider natural reproduction as a way of mingling their DNA with Earthling (Arilou-tinkered?) genes, in order to dilute their *smell* and eventually be protected from *them* (AKA "the clones come home - possible sequel idea #1,646,868").
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2006, 07:51:13 pm »

You mean Kraftwerk?

Kraftwerk = Mmrnmhrm, not Androsynth.

Anyway, I'd like to think that if some Androsynth have survived, or merely gone "missing", they would consider natural reproduction as a way of mingling their DNA with Earthling (Arilou-tinkered?) genes, in order to dilute their *smell* and eventually be protected from *them* (AKA "the clones come home - possible sequel idea #1,646,868").

Interesting thought, but that would destroy the Androsynth completely if they just assimilated into human culture.

I would rather see them just tinker with there own DNA.


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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2006, 11:05:37 pm »

Interesting thought, but that would destroy the Androsynth completely if they just assimilated into human culture.

I would rather see them just tinker with there own DNA.

But know whos what you'd end up with. They may end up looking like some sort of gestalt inhuman multidimensional fish parrot thing with a speech impediment. Or Devo.
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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2006, 09:44:20 am »

Who ever said they were suceptible to this random 'plague', anyway? Perhaps Hsien Ho intitally crafted their genetics to be highly resistant if not immune to all known illness? Even if something foreign does invade their bodies, their scientists and doctors are so advanced that they'd probably have a cure within days.
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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2006, 06:09:02 pm »

Who ever said they were suceptible to this random 'plague', anyway? Perhaps Hsien Ho intitally crafted their genetics to be highly resistant if not immune to all known illness? Even if something foreign does invade their bodies, their scientists and doctors are so advanced that they'd probably have a cure within days.

I know that the Androsynth are smart, but what if they just can’t crack a fast bringing disease before it could spread through a large part of the population. Pathogens can mutate very quickly, and having a genetically enhanced immune system can only go so far, especially on an alien world.

It seems to me that any Androsynth of the same series would have the same genetic weaknesses and strengths.

Besides they could still maintain there clone image if they just altered genes in the cloning process, as that is what Hsien Ho did to the originally any how.           
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2008, 07:09:05 am »

The Androsynth can just clone themselves (like someone said before) so they don't have to get messy.
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