So the sperm is alive as it migrates to fertilize the egg. Is the egg alive ? It doesn't reproduce without a sperm?
- 1 month ago
The egg is organic. Anything organic is alive
- MARKLv 71 month ago
Yes, like sperm an egg is a cell. Cells are considered to be alive.
It is obvious how much thought went into this question: none! Sperm cannot reproduce without an egg. In addition it is the egg that will provide all the components a cell needs in the zygote.
I really hate it when an ignorant, misogynist makes us men look bad. But, of course we are not all this stupid and do not make such puerile claims that are so easy to refute.
- CowboyLv 61 month ago
Of course it's alive but it's a haploid cell and it takes two to tango.....
- Anonymous1 month ago
Sperms only live a short time because it has to keep swimming and soon will run out of energy. The egg can live a lot longer because it does not move around and therefore does not waste energy. It also is stuffed with enough nutrients so if it is fertilized it can start dividing and developing into an individual.
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- Elaine MLv 71 month ago
Both are alive till they 'age out'. Same as your red blood cells are alive.
- SumDudeLv 71 month ago
The word is "viable."
- Tom SLv 71 month ago
They are both living cells, yes, and both needed for sexual reproduction to occur.Source(s): Birds and bees.
- JoeLv 61 month ago
Pretty good question. A sperm is a one celled living thing and so is an egg. The egg is the largest single cell in the human body. But what defines life ? I'm not sure exactly what scientists agree....Is movement and reproduction essential to define living ?
- SmegheadLv 71 month ago
The only difference you've identified here is the ability to move freely under its own power, which is irrelevant to the question of life. They're both alive, though not independent organisms. The sperm is also unable to reproduce on its own.
This is most likely the same dipshit that's been trying to argue for years here that women don't matter when it comes to reproduction.
- 1 month ago
I mean, we have to question what it means to be alive. The egg is made of cells and the cells are alive so I guess it is alive.
And yes, both sperm and egg are required for reproduction