New IVF Treatment "Better Than Sex"

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Danish researchers are reporting that a new in vitro technique outdoes nature in successfully establishing pregnancies. The researchers remove immature eggs from women and then dose them with hormones in vitro to mature them. This new in vitro maturation technique means that women who use it no longer have to dose themselves with hormones to hyperovulate. The researchers claim that nature only has a 20 percent success rate while their new technique works 30 percent of the time.

Article from the Guardian here.

Additional personal musing: The headline provoked a memory from my days as a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society in which a distinguished member was once asked in a debate, "What could possibly be better than sex?" Without batting an eye, the member replied, "Power." I still think he's wrong.

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  1. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society — are you the guys who run naked through the UVA campus and kiss some statue?

  2. What could possibly be better than sex?

    More sex.

  3. What could possibly be better than sex?

    Sex and pie?

  4. Sex with pie?

  5. but Ron, have you ever had the experience of having power? if not, I don’t think you have a basis for comparison. (I’ll just assume that you’ve had the experience of having sex.)

  6. The classic sequence of most dominant temptations is said to be sex in one’s 20s, money in one’s 30s, power in one’s 40s.

    What happens after that?

  7. “What could possibly be better than sex?” Without batting an eye, the member replied, “Power.” I still think he’s wrong.

    In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.

  8. The classic sequence of most dominant temptations is said to be sex in one’s 20s, money in one’s 30s, power in one’s 40s.

    What happens after that?

    The guy whose wife, pension and job you stole guns you down in the street.

  9. I couldn’t say one way or the other, I’ve never had much of either.

  10. We’ll know it’s better than sex when it replaces sex. Will that be before or after the Singularity?

  11. Having power will get you a lot more sex than having sex will get you power.

  12. In what novel did I read that the lower classes channel their frustrated urges for power into sex and the upper classes do the opposite? Obviously an old novel.

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