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Jay C11/18/2019 8:40:42 am PST

re: #143 John Hughes

re: #54 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

virgins give birth

Nothing impossible about that. Improbable maybe, but not impossible.

I recall reading, many years back, a lengthy (like 2000+ words-lengthy) online disquistion on the scientific/biological/medical probability of the Virgin Birth occurring as described in the Bible. And, after a long rundown of the odds, occurrences and mechanics of parthogenesis in various lower life-forms, animals, mammals and humans; the author concluded that yes, even if the probabilities in favor of it were expressed in incredibly low numbers, it WAS possible.
Of course, they also pointed out that even if the tale of the Virgin Birth did have a “scientific” foundation, it would mean that genetically, rather than being Mary’s son, Jesus was actually her twin brother.
Which as far as superstitious origin-myths go, makes about as much sense as anything.