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slo1
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9/12/2012 11:44:46 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
"First identified in domestic chickens, such "virgin births" have been reported in recent years in a few snake, shark, lizard and bird species."

http://www.bbc.co.uk...

Crikey, maybe women don't need us guys. As far as how this happens, I might suggest these critters sat on a toilet seat and got pregnant.
RoyLatham
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9/18/2012 9:51:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
In mammals, females have XX chromosomes and males XY. If a "virgin birth" occurred in humans, the offspring would have to be female. I was wondering if that applied to snakes. It does not:

"Many ectothermic vertebrates have no sex chromosomes. If they have different sexes, sex is determined environmentally rather than genetically. For some of them, especially reptiles, sex depends on the incubation temperature; others are hermaphroditic (meaning they contain both male and female gametes in the same individual)." http://en.wikipedia.org...

A bit of trivia: snails have both male and female sex organs, located on the head of the snail.
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9/18/2012 10:54:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/12/2012 11:44:46 AM, slo1 wrote:
"First identified in domestic chickens, such "virgin births" have been reported in recent years in a few snake, shark, lizard and bird species."

http://www.bbc.co.uk...

Crikey, maybe women don't need us guys. As far as how this happens, I might suggest these critters sat on a toilet seat and got pregnant.

The Fool: I will give it some time.
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9/22/2012 5:11:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/12/2012 11:44:46 AM, slo1 wrote:
"First identified in domestic chickens, such "virgin births" have been reported in recent years in a few snake, shark, lizard and bird species."

http://www.bbc.co.uk...

Crikey, maybe women don't need us guys. As far as how this happens, I might suggest these critters sat on a toilet seat and got pregnant.

This is a process where unfertilized eggs receive both sets of chromosomes from the mother resulting in a genetic clone.
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9/22/2012 10:27:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/12/2012 2:41:48 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Parthogenesis = they are the pets of Allah

Seems legit.
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9/22/2012 10:45:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/18/2012 9:51:29 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
In mammals, females have XX chromosomes and males XY. If a "virgin birth" occurred in humans, the offspring would have to be female. I was wondering if that applied to snakes. It does not:

Silly roylatham. Jesus wasn't a female.
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9/22/2012 11:07:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/22/2012 10:45:31 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 9/18/2012 9:51:29 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
In mammals, females have XX chromosomes and males XY. If a "virgin birth" occurred in humans, the offspring would have to be female. I was wondering if that applied to snakes. It does not:

Silly roylatham. Jesus wasn't a female.

Little known story: Jesus got a sex change.
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9/23/2012 11:36:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/22/2012 11:07:09 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 9/22/2012 10:45:31 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 9/18/2012 9:51:29 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
In mammals, females have XX chromosomes and males XY. If a "virgin birth" occurred in humans, the offspring would have to be female. I was wondering if that applied to snakes. It does not:

Silly roylatham. Jesus wasn't a female.

Little known story: Jesus got a sex change.

No, no, no he was playing at KIDSEXCHANGE...
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9/23/2012 11:40:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Well Jesus has to visit the critters too you know.
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