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(YouTube)   How is babby formed? This mathematical model from conception to birth might just be the creepiest thing you'll see...well, ever   (youtube.com ) divider line
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2012-04-06 11:41:06 AM  
I aborted fairly quick. Should have put an aspirin between my finger and the mouse button.
 
2012-04-06 11:47:42 AM  
That was sort of interesting.
 
2012-04-06 12:01:25 PM  

lithappens: That was sort of interesting.


My feelings are summed up nicely by this poster.
 
2012-04-06 12:11:27 PM  
Scientist hits the God wall.

/to pop, or not to pop...
 
2012-04-06 12:37:57 PM  
I'm guessing subby never took any of those creepy sex ed classes in school.
 
2012-04-06 12:42:43 PM  
I almost lost it at the birth canal scene, but I figured I was almost home so I might as well tough it out.
 
2012-04-06 12:42:58 PM  
You want an abortion? Fine. Watch this first.

/ducks and runs for cover...
 
2012-04-06 12:58:17 PM  
Im kind of feeling that subby is pretty creepy right now for thinking that was creepy... although, that was a very nice find.

/creepy
 
2012-04-06 01:01:55 PM  

Sefton: You want an abortion? Fine. Watch this first.

/ducks and runs for cover...


this

also, subby and I are apparently bizzaro versions of eachother since their creepy is my beautiful
 
2012-04-06 01:24:42 PM  
Chestburster at 3:15
 
2012-04-06 01:25:14 PM  
This may be a completely uneducated stupid ignorant speculation (so any biologists please correct me or tell me I'm wrong), but I have a strong suspicion that a lot of clues to our evolution (and every modern animal, for that matter) is contained within the gestation period.

Things like how the fetus has a tail before it grows legs, or how the vertebrate develops or how the heart starts out as a primitive tube before it builds chambers, are indications of how these structures might have operated before they evolved into their present, developed forms. Evolution doesn't seem to be too keen on getting rid of information -- most of our genetic code is deprecated crap our ancestors used going all the way back to the first things that squiggled out of the ocean -- so it makes sense from a "common descent" standpoint that when an organ or body part evolves, its not going to make something new (Nature is lazy -- why make a new part when you can simply adapt an existing part.). It's going to take what already exists and build upon it, and the best place to do that is naturally during gestation where the genetic information is first being written. So its my layman hypothesis that a lot of what goes on in gestation is vestigial remnants of earlier evolved lifeforms that we are descended from.

I have no science to back this up, however.
 
2012-04-06 01:31:32 PM  
Very cool subby.
 
2012-04-06 01:33:25 PM  

Ishkur: I have no science to back this up, however.


Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recapitulation_theory

The theory of recapitulation, also called the biogenetic law or embryological parallelism-and often expressed as "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny"-is a disproven biological hypothesis that in developing from embryo to adult, animals go through stages resembling or representing successive stages in the evolution of their remote ancestors. With different formulations, such ideas have been applied and extended to several fields and areas, including the origin of language, biology, cognition and mental activities,[1] anthropology[2], education theory[3] and developmental psychology.[4] While some examples of embryonic stages show that superficial features of ancestral organisms exist, the theory of recapitulation itself has been completely disproven within the field of biology.[5][6][7] By contrast, there is no consensus against its validity outside of biology; recapitulation theory is still considered plausible and applied by some reasearchers in fields like Behavioral Development,[8] the study of the origin of language,[9] and others.
 
2012-04-06 01:37:29 PM  

GroverCleveland: Sefton: You want an abortion? Fine. Watch this first.

/ducks and runs for cover...

this

also, subby and I are apparently bizzaro versions of eachother since their creepy is my beautiful


See, I was thinking "women want that thing in them?" I have no problem with women watching this before an abortion, as long as all women have to watch it, but I warn you the number of abortions will skyrocket.

Also, notice that the head is pretty much empty, much like actual children.
 
2012-04-06 02:02:25 PM  
Who's babby, and why would I care how he/she is formed?

/dnwtfv
 
2012-04-06 02:09:58 PM  

RoyBatty: Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny


Ah. Excellent! Thank you... I would not have known to search for such a theory even if I knew it existed. I stand here most assuredly corrected.

As an added note, however, Recapitulation Theory seems to carry a strong and sinister vein of eugenics and lamarckism with it (wrapping nebulous non-gestational things like development of language and psychology -- things I was in no way postulating), which is why its so soundly discredited. But I'd still like to know why things like tails and primitive vertebrate exist in gestation, or in the case of whales, hind legs.

Just wondering.
 
2012-04-06 02:11:16 PM  
Keep telling yourselves it's "just a mass of cells". The resulting birth starts with conception. We all know it--why else would the entire point of taking the pill or wearing a condom be around, unless the start of life begins at conception?

Saying anything else is rationalizing poor choices, poor planning, or in less than 0.004% of pregnancies, really awful things forced on people.
 
2012-04-06 02:17:01 PM  

quoinguy: Keep telling yourselves it's "just a mass of cells".


It's a parasite.
 
2012-04-06 02:21:12 PM  
Yeah but how did the sperm get in there? I think they left out a few parts in the beginning.
 
2012-04-06 02:21:48 PM  

quoinguy: poor choices, poor planning


so let's fight fire with fire and make some poor choices and poor planning as a society by outlawing abortion and stuff.
 
2012-04-06 02:33:05 PM  

quoinguy: Keep telling yourselves it's "just a mass of cells". The resulting birth starts with conception. We all know it--why else would the entire point of taking the pill or wearing a condom be around, unless the start of life begins at conception?

Saying anything else is rationalizing poor choices, poor planning, or in less than 0.004% of pregnancies, really awful things forced on people.


I know you're probably just trolling, but it's actually implantation, not conception.
 
2012-04-06 02:35:02 PM  
Creepy?

images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-04-06 02:40:21 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: quoinguy: Keep telling yourselves it's "just a mass of cells". The resulting birth starts with conception. We all know it--why else would the entire point of taking the pill or wearing a condom be around, unless the start of life begins at conception?

Saying anything else is rationalizing poor choices, poor planning, or in less than 0.004% of pregnancies, really awful things forced on people.

I know you're probably just trolling, but it's actually implantation, not conception.


Wouldn't it be fertilization?
 
2012-04-06 04:03:08 PM  

threadjackistan: Mike Chewbacca: quoinguy: Keep telling yourselves it's "just a mass of cells". The resulting birth starts with conception. We all know it--why else would the entire point of taking the pill or wearing a condom be around, unless the start of life begins at conception?

Saying anything else is rationalizing poor choices, poor planning, or in less than 0.004% of pregnancies, really awful things forced on people.

I know you're probably just trolling, but it's actually implantation, not conception.

Wouldn't it be fertilization?


No, because many fertilized eggs never implant.
 
2012-04-06 04:19:02 PM  
i saw a pokemon somewhere in there
 
2012-04-06 05:09:52 PM  
I got a new name for a band from the video: "Indifferent Penis."
 
2012-04-06 05:37:54 PM  
Bragging about your credentials and showing a demo reel is all it takes to be a TED speaker now?
 
2012-04-06 06:19:39 PM  

quoinguy: Keep telling yourselves it's "just a mass of cells". The resulting birth starts with conception. We all know it--why else would the entire point of taking the pill or wearing a condom be around, unless the start of life begins at conception?

Saying anything else is rationalizing poor choices, poor planning, or in less than 0.004% of pregnancies, really awful things forced on people.


Is a clump of cells as valuable to you as a sentient being? When does sentience begin?
 
2012-04-06 06:34:36 PM  

quoinguy: Keep telling yourselves it's "just a mass of cells". The resulting birth starts with conception. We all know it--why else would the entire point of taking the pill or wearing a condom be around, unless the start of life begins at conception?

Saying anything else is rationalizing poor choices, poor planning, or in less than 0.004% of pregnancies, really awful things forced on people.


Abortion is a natural part of life. Fertilized eggs spontaneously abort all the time without the mother knowing she was even carrying.

If the mother feels that she cannot or should not have a child, then it's her choice -- not the government's -- to make. Abortion is a poor choice for family planning but in many cases it's the last choice to make -- a difficult personal one. An should be made available upon demand, as early as possible.

It's none of our business but the mother's.

/has a daughter for whom I'm grateful exists
 
2012-04-06 06:37:31 PM  

ecc4v5: quoinguy: Keep telling yourselves it's "just a mass of cells". The resulting birth starts with conception. We all know it--why else would the entire point of taking the pill or wearing a condom be around, unless the start of life begins at conception?

Saying anything else is rationalizing poor choices, poor planning, or in less than 0.004% of pregnancies, really awful things forced on people.

Is a clump of cells as valuable to you as a sentient being? When does sentience begin?


At around 14 years old.
 
2012-04-06 07:04:07 PM  
Argh. I watched this hoping for a mathematical model of cell division and biological structure formation, but all I got was 9 minutes of "Look at these pretty pictures! The math is too hard, therefore goddidit."
 
2012-04-06 10:26:20 PM  
Been there, done that.
 
2012-04-06 10:36:01 PM  
And then it starts screaming on an airplane.
 
2012-04-07 01:02:52 AM  
I guess if it's beyond our comprehension we'd best just quit early and get back to f*cking and bludgeoning each other over the head with big sticks?
 
2012-04-07 11:31:24 AM  
anyone can have a kid.
few know how or want to know how to raise one.
 
2012-04-07 11:32:00 AM  
they forgot to show the baby batter.
 
2012-04-07 07:14:26 PM  

Fast Moon: Argh. I watched this hoping for a mathematical model of cell division and biological structure formation, but all I got was 9 minutes of "Look at these pretty pictures! The math is too hard, therefore goddidit."

 
2012-04-09 11:46:07 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: I got a new name for a band from the video: "Indifferent Penis."


Came here to say this. Best band name since "Facetious Beef" (see the submitted Dave Chappelle interview).
 
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