If the entire population of the
world were put into the land area of
Texas, each person would have an
area equal to the floor space of a
typical U.S. home and the population
density of Texas would be about the
same as Paris, France.
on The Over Population Myth).
Fertilization is the exact moment
when a new human being comes into
existence. This one-celled life
which has inherited 23 chromosomes
from each parent contains the entire
genetic code for every detail of
individual human development. It has
its own genetically distinct DNA and
may have a completely different
blood type (not to mention sex) than
At about eight days after
conception, the fertilized ovum
(blastocyst) implants in the lining
of the uterus. It emits chemical
substances which weaken the woman's
immune system within the uterus so
that this tiny "foreign" body is not
rejected by the woman's body.
A baby's heart begins to beat 21
days after conception.
Brain waves start registering on an
electroencephalogram (EEG) 42 days
after conception. This is the legal
standard for determining if someone
is alive after birth.
By the eighth week of pregnancy,
every organ is present and in place.
Everything found in an adult human
being can now be found in this tiny
embryo which is now only about an
inch and a half long.