Monday, February 05, 2007

New Exhibition Pays Tribute to 100,000 Years of Sex

The show "100,000 Years of Sex" at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettman near Düsseldorf addresses -- in a strictly scientific manner, of course -- such burning questions as: When did we start feeling lust and thinking about sex? Did meat get exchanged for sex in the Stone Age? And just how did the ancient Greeks and Romans do it?

(Via Aberrant News.)

How would a posthuman society take to the concept of sex? I can foresee our descendants electing to jettison sexuality for a host of reasons . . . but that doesn't preclude a few eccentrics retaining it for sheer nostalgic whimsy. (Ironically, our fascination with sex is driving many of the technologies that may eventually render it obsolete.)


xfoo said...

macross is a cautionary tale about just this kind of thing