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Date: 01/10/13 09:34 AM

22 Responses to We Were All Female… Once

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    PixelMitch Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2013 at 9:35 am
    Link: We Were All Female... Once - Sorry gents, but your manly bits used to be lady parts. Ever wonder why you have nipples?
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    klaxor Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2013 at 9:41 am
    Jurassic Park taught me that
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2013 at 9:45 am
    Why is this surprising? I learned this in middle-school science class...
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2013 at 9:47 am
    I knew most of this stuff before, so this is nothing new.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    January 10, 2013 at 10:00 am
    @Klaxor - EXACTLY!
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2013 at 10:04 am
    Some of us lack a good education system, so it`s nice that there are people taking their time to spare random facts (and earn money).
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2013 at 10:09 am
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2013 at 10:11 am
    Just because it`s not new info is no reason to shoot the video down. It was a very well done video, and I`m sure it could be quite informative for a curious middle-schooler.
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2013 at 10:41 am nipples aren`t that high up on my chest. Nor that large.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 10, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Garden snails have 54 chromosomes and a potato has 48, 2 more than us.
    Odd, huh.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2013 at 10:58 am
    Jurassic Park taught you that splicing the genes of a particular sex shifting frog w/ those of a dinosaur was a bad idea. Not that you were once female...
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    simplekelly Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2013 at 11:05 am
    sry, looks like you`re having a boy! lol

    sry gene
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2013 at 11:51 am
    That`s pretty much all the Y chromosome is good for. It`s a short little chromosome with not much on it except for a few dozen genes.
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    mytbozak Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm
    ASSERT THROUGH DOMINANCE!!! and there goes that whole Adam & Eve theory.
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    bdowner60 Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm
    Good now knowing this I can easily justify being a full blown PMS arsehole to all.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    Very interesting! :D
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    earplay Male 60-69
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    January 10, 2013 at 6:38 pm
    Known it for years. In the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, there is or was a group of preserved fetuses on display that show different stages of human development. You might as well say we were all tadpoles once. Anyhow, at one stage, the genitals appear that they could go either way. The labial/scrotal and clitoral/penile structures are isomorphic and from their appearance, you could not say if it was going to be female or male. I saw the display when I was in middle school and never forgot it. Thirty years later, it was still there.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    January 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm
    Around 1:18, he mentions "If the Y chromosome does not become activated..." That`s how you can get XY females, like the late movie star Kim Novak. Infertile, but often very feminine. Makes you think.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    thats so gay
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    January 11, 2013 at 1:00 am
    Must explain why Im crap at finding things
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    January 11, 2013 at 9:28 am
    I knew this in general terms, but it is well explained.
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    thesandwich Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    Actually at about 6 weeks in development the embryo forms both mesonephric ducts (which will form the epididymis in males) and paramesonephric ducts (uterine tube in females) and one will degenerate depending on hormones (due to the Sex determining Region of the Y chromosome), which is why if there is no Y gene or it is inactive the default gender is female. At this time the external genitals are identical in both males and females and are not fully differentiated (macroscopically) until week 20.
    Lifted straight from an anatomy textbook, almost verbatim.
    Your not gender neutral or female at that point, your both immature genders.

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