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  • It's a beautiful night.

  • Just you, a bottle of wine

  • and your partner

  • drifting through the cosmos in a UFO.

  • As your caress their green skin,

  • you know that tonight's the night

  • you're mating with an alien.

  • OK, so maybe an intimate alien encounter

  • wouldn't work out that way.

  • But if you believe the statistics,

  • According to these victims,

  • the experiences were intrusive

  • and horrifying.

  • Why would an alien want to mate with a human?

  • Well, if these aliens wanted

  • to settle on Earth,

  • interbreeding could speed up the process.

  • Yeah, the child would have the best of both worlds.

  • Combining our DNA could create a hybrid being that could survive

  • in the hottest climates.

  • And maybe your kids

  • would get the intelligence of an alien.

  • They flew across the Universe in a tin plate,

  • they have to be a little bright.

  • But even if your offspring became a genius,

  • Hybridization occurs when two different species breed.

  • And it's more common than you might think.

  • We cross-breed fruits

  • and animals all the time.

  • But this isn't like your mom's Labradoodle.

  • You would be mating with a being from another galaxy,

  • Well, first, forget the wine and dine scenario from before.

  • The only way you could mate with E.T.

  • would be through artificial insemination.

  • After all, all of our parts may not be compatible.

  • So whether your seed was placed

  • in an alien or vice-versa,

  • medical procedures would be the only way

  • to bring your child into this world.

  • Unfortunately, the real threat to this kid's health could lie within you.

  • Sometimes a mother's blood can produce

  • antibodies that destroy their baby's blood cells.

  • In humans, we call this condition rhesus disease.

  • Introducing a completely different

  • blood type and DNA into a human mother

  • could trigger their immune system to reject

  • this perceived alien intruder.

  • And if their body kept the baby alive long enough to fully form,

  • the next challenge would be getting it out.

  • A childbirth with human babies

  • can be difficult enough.

  • A hybrid birth would definitely cause complications.

  • To keep the baby hybrid

  • and its mother safe during labor,

  • doctors would have to perform a caesarian section.

  • Yeah, those big grey heads aren't getting through a birth canal.

  • Provided those are some of the physical features your baby would have.

  • The first generation of hybrids would still

  • look like their alien side of the family.

  • But the second generation could look

  • so close to humans you may not

  • even tell the difference.

  • They might be able to blend into a crowd,

  • although our entire society could change

  • with aliens walking among us.

  • And this may not be the first time humans

  • have mated outside our species in modern history.

  • Yeah, rumors still float around about

  • Florida scientists who artificially inseminated a chimpanzee

  • with human DNA in the 1920s.

  • While we may never know the truth behind this experiment,

  • were it true,

  • this humanzee would have been an ethical nightmare.

  • Cool name, though.

  • A human-alien hybrid could hold

  • the answer to our survival on

  • a changing Earth or even beyond the stars.

  • The cultural and physical differences might

  • be too much to accept at first.

  • Remember, we all still carry the genes

  • of Neanderthals in our DNA,

  • the last traces of this long-extinct species

  • that lived alongside humans

  • tens of thousands of years ago.

  • But hey, we got over that problem.

  • So what if you mated with a Neanderthal instead?

  • Well, pop a breath mint and freshen up

  • because that's a story for another WHAT IF.

It's a beautiful night.

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What If You Mated With an Alien?

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    Yui posted on 2022/07/31
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