Is a sperm a living creature?
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27-04-2017, 07:22 PM
RE: Is a sperm a living creature?
(27-04-2017 08:25 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Actually sperm cells are produced in a process that is totally dependent on their location, for "generation". They do divide, but not "reproduce". They have 23 chromosomes, which is 1/2 the normal human number, (46) called a "gamete" (which combine with the 23 from the egg, an oocyte) to begin the process of replication. The first sperm cell that reaches the oocyte induces some chemical changes, which allows for one of it's buddies to get in, a bit later.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spermatogenesis

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"The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese."


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27-04-2017, 08:31 PM
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(27-04-2017 11:27 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  Now I'm picturing hordes of gigantic mutant wigglers inhabiting the sewers of New York. Move over, C.H.U.D.!


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27-04-2017, 08:58 PM
Is a sperm a living creature?
(27-04-2017 04:53 AM)Jeanne Wrote:  Then again, I may be incorrect and maybe there are little humans living in the bedroom carpet.

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What do you do, walk to the bathroom dripping jiz on the rug? You should keep a sock handy for a quick wipe up.
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27-04-2017, 11:15 PM
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If they aren't alive then you should be extremely concerned about your origin.

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27-04-2017, 11:54 PM
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They are dangerous and must be stopped.

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28-04-2017, 04:43 AM
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28-04-2017, 05:26 PM
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(26-04-2017 11:16 PM)kim Wrote:  Yes. Sperm is a single cell organism which can live independently of the human body and is able to reproduce.

Why do you want to know? Are you vegan? Drinking Beverage

Actually sperm cannot reproduce; if you're counting spermatogeneis, that's something entirely different. But they are living, single called creatures

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28-04-2017, 05:40 PM
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(28-04-2017 05:26 PM)Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver Wrote:  
(26-04-2017 11:16 PM)kim Wrote:  Yes. Sperm is a single cell organism which can live independently of the human body and is able to reproduce.

Why do you want to know? Are you vegan? Drinking Beverage

Actually sperm cannot reproduce; if you're counting spermatogeneis, that's something entirely different. But they are living, single called creatures

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28-04-2017, 06:11 PM
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Not anymore. *burp*
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28-04-2017, 07:11 PM
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(27-04-2017 08:58 PM)KUSA Wrote:  
(27-04-2017 04:53 AM)Jeanne Wrote:  Then again, I may be incorrect and maybe there are little humans living in the bedroom carpet.

-Jeanne

What do you do, walk to the bathroom dripping jiz on the rug? You should keep a sock handy for a quick wipe up.

A sock? Blink

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