Friday, June 19, 2009

It’s a Myth

Has anyone else ever heard of this myth where two single cells, one from a man and one from a woman, combine to create a whole new human complete with all necessary organs, little fingers and toes, and its own new little personality?! It’s Completely Crazy if you ask me.

Really… I know – I don’t believe it either. But I keep hearing it around everywhere so I figured I’d blog about it.

In this myth, the man and woman usually don’t even know when they are putting these cells together either. The man places millions of these special cells inside a woman’s body and, if it’s the correct ~magical~ time, a single cell from the woman’s body is there waiting (I won’t even address the spin-off myths I’ve heard that involve multiple female cells meeting with multiple male cells and creating multiple humans at the same time – some people have quite the nerve to spread these fantastical stories). Anyway, the two cells meet up, merge into one, start dividing into more cells, all the while journeying to this area of the woman’s body that supposedly helps to create new life. The mass of cells grows in number continuously until a little human is formed. Inside of a woman! In a freakin’ biological bag filled with fluid! That sustains this new life while it’s developing!

WTF, right?

A new human forms from just two tiny cells? Give me a break.

Just wait... it gets better.

So then, when the new human has developed enough, all sorts of things happen to the woman’s body to allow the new human to be pushed out into the world, From. Her. Va.gina. (seriously, where do they come up with this stuff??) I have heard it said that the human can also be removed surgically – simply bizarre.

Do people really think they can just make up any kind of stories they want and others will just believe them without question??

Well, I do know one thing - I DONT BELIEVE THIS MYTH.

Yeah – I POAS. Of course – it was negative. Just like I knew it would be.


  1. I'm so sorry Jill. I really wish this wasn't the case for you.

    Many hugs,

  2. so sorry jill. even though you knew it would be, every negative still stings. *hugs*

  3. You should teach sex ed...I mean, Reproductive Education. That's about as watered down as it is today...
    Sorry about the test. I wish I could promise that it would happen for you, but I can't promise that...but I will continue to hope with you. If you continue to try and put all the cells together as often as possible, aim for the magical time, and try to prove the myth to be fact!
    Although I think that surgical removal thing is BS. So, let's skip that part...

  4. I. Don't. Believe. It.

    Creation of life involves a team of doctors and surgery. Magical mingling of two cells spontaneously. Pshaw!!!!

  5. No matter how many times you see a negative, it still sucks.

    I have also heard that some people make babies by accident, or in a laissez-faire manner. I keep seeing people who claim success with that, but I am not gonna believe it till it happens to me.

    Until I have proof, I will continue believing babies are made will all the passion of a board meeting involving a minimun of ten people- two of whom are funding the entire enterprise while the members bearing no financial responsiblily demand more and more costly measures.

  6. Sorry it was -...

    I know! How on earth do people continue to perpetuate that myth! Crazy... : )

  7. Heather - Yep, these gals are awesome :) and you are too! Thanks for reading and hopin' for me.

    All - Thanks so much for the support. It means a lot to me.

  8. So sorry Jill. Stupid negative. You know what, I still think it's a myth! Until I actually see a living child come out of my yoo-hoo I don't believe it. I'm pretty sure it will still seem unreal.

    Hugs babe.

  9. I'm sorry to hear the negative news kiddo. Big hugs. However, this sci-fi/horror book you are reading about the cells and the female incubator sounds really interesting. Is it by Steven King or Robert Heinlein? Do you have a link to Amazon?

  10. So sorry about the negative.

    The whole process seriously blows my mind sometimes, no less so now than before.