Two Cells at the Verge of Death Cooperate to Form a New Body That Lasts Decades
The story of fertilization is often told as man’s story, a race ending in capturing and penetrating an egg. Science finds these stories to be false myths. The female reproductive tract is not a raceway, but an active entity that gives sperm the ability to activate the egg; and the merging of sperm and egg is not done by boring or drilling through the egg, but by the melting of cell membranes so that the two cells become one.
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