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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 month ago

So the sperm is alive as it migrates to fertilize the egg. Is the egg alive ? It doesn't reproduce without a sperm?

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  • 1 month ago

    The egg is organic. Anything organic is alive

    • Tom S
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      1 month agoReport

      That is not the definition of organic......https://www.google.com/amp/s/dictionary.cambridge.org/us/amp/english/organic

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  • MARK
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    1 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.

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  • Cowboy
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    1 month ago

    Of course it's alive but it's a haploid cell and it takes two to tango.....

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  • Anonymous
    1 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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  • 1 month ago

    Both are alive till they 'age out'. Same as your red blood cells are alive.

    • MARK
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      Erthrocytes (red blood cells) are NOT alive. They have lost their organelles to be packed full of haemoglobin. They are NOT metabolically active cells.

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  • 1 month ago

    The word is "viable."

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  • Tom S
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    1 month ago

    They are both living cells, yes, and both needed for sexual reproduction to occur.

    Source(s): Birds and bees.
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  • Joe
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    1 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 ?

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  • 1 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.

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  • 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

    • Zirp
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      1 month agoReport

      the egg/ovum IS one cell - and larger than any other humans cell IIRC

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