Scientists have captured on film the moment that a human sperm meets an egg. Guess what, there is a bright flash of light. Kinda' cool, right?
Here's a picture of the moment from The Telegraph.
Now you'd think something like that would inspire some reverence. Make us all rethink what's right and wrong. But no. Check this out:
An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.So there you have it. There's a brilliant flash of light when sperm meets egg so let's misuse the miracle. Let's exploit it.
Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other animals but it is the first time is has been also shown to happen in humans.
Not only is it an incredible spectacle, highlighting the very moment that a new life begins, the size of the flash can be used to determine the quality of the fertilised egg.
Researchers from Northwestern University, in Chicago, noticed that some of the eggs burn brighter than others, showing that they are more likely to produce a healthy baby.
The discovery could help fertility doctors pick the best fertilised eggs to transfer during in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
Horror upon horror.