View Full Version : Anaconda's Virgin Birth

08-22-2014, 08:22 PM
From an article I just read on the website: 'I Fucking Love Science'

Virgin Birth (http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/female-anaconda-safari-park-has-virgin-birth)

Staff at West Midlands Safari Park weren’t expecting to have to play babysitter to their resident anacondas any time soon - given the fact that both of their snakes were female. But in a bizarre twist, one of them has given birth to three babies without a daddy.

This unusual form of reproduction is known as parthenogenesis, which literally means “virgin birth” in Greek. It’s a type of asexual reproduction in which the embryos develop without fertilization. Parthenogenesis is common among lower plants and invertebrates but has also been observed in Komodo dragons, sharks and some birds. Researchers aren’t sure what causes these births, but it seems to be occurring in wild snakes and thus is not merely a product of captivity.

“Not everything is known, that is the beauty of science,” said the park’s curator of reptiles Mark O’Shea. “We are still discovering things that surprise and amaze us.”

BBC video (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-28886642)

Cool to think about, especially in connection to a homunculus..
But then again, it could have been staged to attract more attention for the Zoo.

08-23-2014, 07:38 AM
Maybe it's a built in survival tool...

Can this happen in the human community?


08-23-2014, 11:33 AM
I think it can happen to us yes. It also happened to a female shark in Dubaļ if i remember well.

08-23-2014, 02:51 PM
It does happen, and does so also among humanity. In Eastern Europe I've heard of cases. They're either hushed (by fear, persecution), or oftentimes, the unexplained is left to be just that, unexplained. In the later cases the sincere joy of such incidences outweigh the 'unexplainable' factor and the very fear that it conjures in people.

For me, it comes back to the very principle, to the nature of true reality: consciousness and energy create the nature of reality. If there's a fervent desire, with the right focus, an organism can abide outside it's usual genetic and programming limits.

08-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Can this happen in the human community?

Of course it happens.




08-24-2014, 05:44 AM
Of course it happens.


Haha now I want to meet these immaculately concieved anacondas, and their mothers. Find out how they produced their sperm in order to reproduce.

08-25-2014, 01:13 AM
Of course it happens.


love it!

Could Rohypnol have anything to do with it? ;)


Dendritic Xylem
08-25-2014, 08:22 AM
Maybe the snake used naturally produced stem cells to create male germ cells?

Or maybe aliens performed artificial insemination just to confuse the hell out of us.