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Old Oct 20 2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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By way of http://twitter.com/#!/cstross I ran into the link to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasitic_castration . Kind of matches up well with Crystal Singers becoming sterile but living long, long lives. I wonder if AMC based that part of the CS universe on this?
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Old Oct 21 2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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Now there's something I'd rather not think on! hahah. I thought of the Singer's sterility more of a "this is part of the price you pay for your lifespan" plot device more than a scientific concept. Though I didn't write it, so maybe it was based on this.
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Fact being stranger than fiction....
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The same effect can be caused by drugs. Some of the ones used to control the protate turn the user sterile (one or two of them do it permanently).
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