I'm experimenting with an evolutionary method of creating a neural network. I use an asexual approach, but I've seen others use sexual approaches.
So I'm interesting in learning what's better about sexual reproduction as apposed to asexual, and biology is probably the best way to approach that question. So, why is sexual reproduction so much more common than asexual (in macroscopic organisms)? Fundamentally, what makes it better?
I'm struggling to understand what the combination of two gene sets does that couldn't be achieved by mutations to a child of asexual reproduction.