How To Have Sex If You're Not Human
by Mary Batten
Despite all our love songs and romantic fantasies, reproduction is the name of the game in biology. All forms of life are genetically programmed to reproduce. Nothing is off limits so long as it produces babies. Animals—plants, too—“do it” in wild, bizarre ways. Some reef fishes change sex. Plants trick pollinators into doing their sexual bidding. Everything strives to pass on its genes.