There are many animals that have what can be called virgin births. Animals such as nematodes who are the worms of the earth, some female wasps, fish, sharks, birds, and some lizards such as the Kimodo Dragon can produce healthy babies without having sex, but what about us humans?
In my last article, The Many Virgin Born Gods, I had explained that over the course of written history there were said to have been many men of renown and gods who were born of a virgin. You will find that on almost every continent, culture and religion, there is a virgin born savior at the helm of the birth of their culture’s history. People such as Jesus, Moses, Buddha, Horus, John the Baptist, the Druid God Hu, the Suffi Huwa, Quetzalcoatl, Zoroaster, Buddha, Merlin, Alexander the Great, the Ptolemies, and Julius and Augustus Caesar who were said by many scholars to have been “virgin born.”
The Science of Virgin Births
There is actually a scientific term to explain this phenomenon called Parthenogenesis /ˌpɑrθənɵˈdʒɛnɨsɨs/,which is derived from the Geek term parthenos, meaning “virgin.” This science has actually documented several species of animals and plants who give birth to healthy offspring without having a sexual partner or sex. In fact, there are modern cases of humans being born through virgin births, which is a form of asexual reproduction in which growth and development of embryos occur without fertilization.
In humans, a virgin birth or asexual reproduction can only occur if a woman’s eggs develop successfully without having sex or sperm from a partner. Females carry XX chromosomes while males are XY, so it is said that a woman should never be able to have a son in this manner because she would not have the necessary Y chromosome genes to produce a male. These chromosomes can only come from a father.
But the scientific facts are that there are many animals and even mammals who are doing just that. So to say that virgin births or asexual reproduction cannot happen in humans, is foolish.
In 2009, a long-term study of reproductive health and published in the British Medical Journal, revealed that one in two hundred U.S. women said they have given birth without ever having had sexual intercourse. The study was based on the examination of 7,870 women and girls aged 15 to 28 from 1995 to 2009. 45 (0.5%) reported what is labeled a “virgin pregnancy, “unrelated to the use of assisted reproductive technology.” Meaning they had no vaginal intercourse or in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).
According to a 1995 report by the University of Edinburgh, Human Genetics Unit, Department of Medicine, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK that was released in the journal Nature Genetics; The magazine Slate reported in 2007:
“Where they demonstrate that parthenogenetic chimaerism can indeed result in viable human offspring, and suggest possible mechanisms of origin for this presumably rare event.
In their study, they write about a mother who brought her infant boy to the doctor after noticing that his head was developing abnormally. When doctors analyzed his blood, they found something truly bizarre: Despite his anatomically male features, the boy’s blood cells were entirely female, consisting only of genetic material from his mother. Some of his other cells—such as those found in his urine—were normal, consisting of a combination of both maternal and paternal DNA.
No one knows exactly how this occurred, but the best guess is that immediately after being fertilized, one of his mother’s eggs fused with a neighboring unfertilized egg that was dividing parthogenetically. This gave rise to a boy who was considered half-parthenogenetic, since approximately half of his cells were derived from a “faux” conception, containing no remnants of his father’s DNA.”
Dr. Aarathi Prasad questions Mary’s virgin pregnancy in The Guardian. She points out one major problem with Jesus’s lack of paternity: that Jesus was male, presumably with an X and a Y chromosome. Since human females have only X chromosomes, there would be no way for Jesus to acquire his Y from Mary. Unless…
After speaking with some geneticists, Prasad presents one “implausible possibility”:
…Mary may have had a condition called testicular feminisation. Women with this condition have an X and a Y chromosome like a man, but their X chromosome carries a mutation that makes their bodies insensitive to testosterone. This leads to their developing as a female.
Genetically male, and probably sporting ambiguous genitals, Mary would have been sterile. But had she become pregnant spontaneously, her child could have inherited an intact Y chromosome.”
Or quite possibly she carried a male worm with Y-DNA that impregnated her?
Scientists Induce Virgin Births in Humans
On August 2, 2007, after much independent investigation, it was revealed that discredited South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-Suk unknowingly produced the first human embryos resulting from parthenogenesis. Initially, Hwang claimed he and his team had extracted stem cells from cloned human embryos, a result later found to be fabricated. Further examination of the chromosomes of these cells show indicators of parthenogenesis in those extracted stem cells, similar to those found in the mice created by Tokyo scientists in 2004.
Although Hwang deceived the world about being the first to create artificially cloned human embryos, he did contribute a major breakthrough to stem cell research by creating human embryos using parthenogenesis. The truth was discovered in 2007, long after the embryos were created by him and his team in February 2004. This made Hwang the first, unknowingly, to successfully perform the process of parthenogenesis to create a human embryon and, ultimately, a human parthenogenetic stem cell line.(Wikipedia)
Just earlier this month, there was a Catholic nun from Italy who gave birth to a baby boy after being rushed to hospital with stomach pains. She named the boy after the current Pope, Francesco, or Francis. Her nuns were “very surprised,” and the woman just as startled by her own pregnancy told the Discovery Channel TV show, “I didn’t know I was pregnant.”
I will leave you with a quote from a British zookeeper who discovered virgin births in Komodo Dragons put it, “rather like buses, you wait ages and then loads of them come along all at once.”
The same can be said about these recent virgin human births. Quite possible the sons of god, and saviors of the world may be here now who have come along all at once…….
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. A website dedicated to both the ancient and modern teachings of Gnosticism.