New Medium Essay. Not very Sci-Fi this one. But I needed to get it out of my head:
“The problem with monoculture is that when pathogens — parasites or predators — find a way to exploit one individual, they will have created a successful strategy to exploit all the others too. This is not a hypothetical intellectual curio, banana plantations worldwide are currently under siege from Fusarium oxysporum, ‘Panama Disease’.
This is why we go to the trouble of having sex…”