Girls: would you prefer to lay eggs?

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I was just thinking, would you find it more preferable to routinely lay eggs like a chicken instead of menstruating once a month?

Thanks in advance for your input!

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You are posting here, in order to get opinions from females?

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Well, why shouldn't he?

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Most of us aren't women. It is still a legitimate question, though. From a practical point of view, eggs-laying reduces the chances of serious injury to the mother, so I'm for it.

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Although I'm not the target of the question, in my total ignorance of virtually all biology, I can't say that I even know what the advantages or disadvantages would be.

The relevant Wikipedia page (UBB apparently won't let me link directly to it?) doesn't seem to have anything on pros and cons, either, although it has reference to a particularly odd behavior in some animals.

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So instead of menstruating once a month, you lay an egg once a month? Unless you're proposing that egg-babies should be less developed than birth-babies, the egg would be around the size of a birth-baby. So instead of giving birth no more than once every nine months, you effectively give birth every month.

Besides, it would be a blow to feminism. Women should be barefoot and nesting in the kitchen, and all that jazz.

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Scorpius, I think that you are VERY lucky this is an online community, and that none of the females who visit can take up arms against you.

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Is it really just females who want to kill Scorpius?
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Man, wouldn't that be the coolest thing ever.

Having a hard spheroid the size of your head shooting from your rump every revolution of the moon with the joyous anticipation of it making a great mess later on, knowing full well that you have a human embryo sitting on the couch that has its own apartment already, sounds a few fries short of a happy meal.

I'll do it for five bucks.

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Okay a question for the guys: would you ever eat one?

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Well, the human placenta is a delicacy in some cultures, so I imagine that a human egg, which would be far more appetizing than the mass of gore that is a placenta, would be a much more popular food item.

As a male, I can say I would rather female not lay eggs. If they were indeed doing the equivalent of giving birth once a month, that would lead to some seriously worn out... goods. Nobody wants that.

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By Scorp:
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Okay a question for the guys: would you ever eat one?
Oddly enough, this is less off the wall. Lots of people eat placenta, so it's not that far-fetched. Still... no. Just... no.

So what's the next question? "Should we let the first child hatched push the other eggs out of the nest?"

EDIT: ET beat me to it.

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Kronos ate his children, and look what happened to him!

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Would I enjoy laying an egg every month? Well, we sort of already do but that's besides the point.

What sort of nonsense is this? I mean, I don't even know where to begin. Laying a baby-sized egg once a month would ****ing suck. The way it is now is irritating, buy preferable to a hard shelled alternative.

Out of curiosity, what possessed you to ask this here Scorpius? I do want to slap you.

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Technology gives us all kinds of advantages. I say babies should be birthed/laid in packets that are then assembled once they have all been received by the, er, something.

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This is a bit stranger than normal Scorpius... if "normal" and "scorpius" can even co-exist in the same thought.

That said, no thanks... chicken eggs are hard enough to stomach.

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Originally written by Facepalming Hecatonchire:

Kronos ate his children, and look what happened to him!
Swallowed, actually. If he ate his children, he would have had a slightly smaller problem.

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Originally written by Scorpius:

Okay a question for the guys: would you ever eat one?
I stand corrected.
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Originally written by Nioca (FT):

Scorpius, I think that you are ASTONISHINGLY lucky this is an online community, and that none of the members who visit can take up arms against you.
As for my own views on this issue: No. No way. Not a chance. Something is terribly wrong about even the thought of it.

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Originally written by Andraste:

Out of curiosity, what possessed you to ask this here Scorpius? I do want to slap you.
I rest my case. :cool:

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By Alo:
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Technology gives us all kinds of advantages. I say babies should be birthed/laid in packets that are then assembled once they have all been received by the, er, something.
Making them would be half the fun!

(Don't groan. You all saw that one coming.)

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Quick question: why do we seem to be assuming that humans would lay hard-shelled bird-like eggs when echidnas and the platypus lay soft, leathery eggs?

Originally by Kelandon:

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The relevant Wikipedia page (UBB apparently won't let me link directly to it?)
UBB doesn't like any URLs with % in them.

Originally by Dintiradan:

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Dikiyoba remembers you using that quote before. :P
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

UBB doesn't like any URLs with % in them.
And this is why UBB rocks. :rolleyes:

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Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Dikiyoba remembers you using that quote before. :P
He's also re-used the Emily White one, too.

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In my mind the whole point is that the egg is significantly smaller than a baby. The obvious problem of the human babies being the size of chicks when they hatch is counteracted by the increased number of babies that could be produced by a single female. Such is nature's pattern, and there is no reason why it could not work equally well for people.

I thought I'd never use the words human, baby, and hatch in the same sentence, but there you go.

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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

By Alo:
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Technology gives us all kinds of advantages. I say babies should be birthed/laid in packets that are then assembled once they have all been received by the, er, something.
Making them would be half the fun!

Some assembly required. Each set sold separately. Batteries not included.

Seriously though… I wouldn't want to have to face my mother, sister, girlfriend, or any other females when that once a month comes around. As Andraste said, it's apparently pretty unpleasant for them as it is. What Scorpius is suggesting would be just… well, much worse for everybody. :eek:

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I am so going to start using this question as a pickup line.

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