Wednesday, August 09, 2006


“every woman has millions of eggs or, more specifically, follicles that mature into eggs inside her body when she is born. By the time she reaches puberty, though, the number of these follicles drops down to about 300,000 to 400,000. During the monthly menstrual cycles, approximately 20 eggs start the journey to maturity but only one or two are finally able to complete this journey and are fit enough to be fertilised.” —

Considering these numbers: a 12 year old (onset of puberty) girl has within her body, 350,000 eggs to last her the rest of her life, it should be possible to determine her natural life expectancy just from the design of her reproductive potential. At the rate of 20 eggs depleted every menstrual cycle of 29 days women have the capacity for 1,345 years of possible reproductivity which, at the present actual average life expectancy of around 75 years, means we are only 5.5% efficient at getting full potential out of our natural design expectations. We’ve got a long way to go in understanding the advantages of being symbiotic with our environment before being able to increase our life expectancy by eighteen times the current average. But then, for such to be the average, the symbiosis must include each other as part of the ecology upon which our own welfare depends. Premature deaths due to war should appear as a rare disease rather than the homicidal norm of more and more overpopulated cultures today. The shortened lives from the premeditated carelessness we euphemistically term accidents should drop drastically with the loss of our aggressive antagonism to nature that only brews such karmic comeuppances as surely as temperature differentials brew hurricanes.
Before I start being accused of pushing intelligent design with my metaphors what I am saying about karma is as natural as gravity or, as an old joke I love goes,
Man: Hey, Boy, what’cha draggin’ that chain for?
Boy: You ever try and push one?

The other part of this investigation of human design criteria shows it is possible for a woman to give birth to 1,345 or more new people over her life time at a rate of 1 child every year. The wisdom gained from the experience of long life will be exponentially more vast than that of shorter lives unable to grasp longer cycles of natural phenomenon except through the short sighted observations recorded by others in another time. I tend to think such wisdom coupled with a symbiotic consciousness would temper those reproductive possibilities to whatever the times require for maximum benefit for all.
… until such time, happy symbiosis.

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