Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Folks Who Gave Me Their DNA


from wikipedia: During the 1700s, Dutch microscopist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) discovered "animalcules" in the sperm of humans and other animals. Some scientists speculated they saw a "little man" (homunculus) inside each sperm. These scientists formed a school of thought known as the "spermists". They contended the only contributions of the female to the next generation were the womb in which the homunculus grew, and prenatal influences of the womb. An opposing school of thought, the ovists, believed that the future human was in the egg, and that sperm merely stimulated the growth of the egg. Ovists thought women carried eggs containing boy and girl children, and that the gender of the offspring was determined well before conception.
However you look at it - without these two getting together you'd be looking at an empty page right now.

11 comments:

Holster said...

Viva 'gut' over that there 'book learnin', I'll stop now, I feel Harlan creepin' in if I were to go on. The sad of silly and all that...

Mike said...

what's REALLY interesting is that couple in the mirror over Pop's shoulder. Can you blow that up? That's a great spontaneous "unaware" moment!

Coleman Miller said...

That's another reason i like this shot, Mike. That's Bill Snellgrove of course and i think his wife....hard to see. 1948 give or take. some club in Chicago.

Arlinda said...

Those crazy wild Dutch

Anonymous said...

wow...
i have some pictures i can either send you or if you're patient, i'll scan them ...
jamie
cherry street
carbondale

Holster said...

why am I getting notices of comments to your blog?

Holster said...

xxxxx

Coleman Miller said...

hey holster if you're reading this then we still have a security breach.
GO TO PLAN B! GO TO PLAN B!
IN CASE OF THIS EMERGENCY I'VE BURIED AN ATTACHE IN YOUR BACK YARD WITH THE PLAN.
YOUR CODE NAME IS GOOGLEBOX.

HEY AND GOOGLEBOX . . .

. . .fuck you.

Holster said...

FORNIER GEAUTCOX! FORNIER GEAUTCOX! WHOOP! WHOOP!

fuck you too, cuppycake.

Coleman Miller said...

do we still have a security breach GoogleBox?

Holster said...

yahoo dipnard. Repeat. yahoo dipnard. The pancake is in, the pancake is in. Destroy all letterhead and rendesvous at the dispenser. Destroy! Destroy!