Saturday, February 28, 2009

LTI Podcast Episode 4 [Serge]

In this episode Scott, Jay and I take down this video from RH Reality Check's Amanda Marcotte:



I also find support for the pro-life view from this secular book.

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4 comments:

  1. Serge,

    i tried to find an answer through the internet but was unsuccessful. i thought you would know.

    Why is an ovum much larger than a sperm?

    My guess is that the ovum contains food (fat, protien and other nutrients) for the developing embryo until she can get food after implantation. Is that right?

    Thanks.

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  2. Good question Drew. I'm not exactly sure, but I believe you are correct. The ovum appears to provide the nutrition for the developing embryo up until implantation.

    Another interesting fact is this - men make billions of sperm throughout their lifetimes, but women stop making ova prior to birth. IN other words, the gametes that became my new born daughter came from a sperm less than a week old and an ovum that was almost 30 years old. (actually, a bit older than that but don't tell my wife I said that).

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  3. The ovum is bigger for the reason Drew stated. I was taught this in Gr. 11 bio class.

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