|Lucifer (morningbringer) wrote in undertherainbow,|
@ 2010-02-21 02:21:00
|Entry tags:||erik northman, lucifer, mary|
The odds against any particular individual existing are astounding.
Roughly one hundred million sperm are in the typical volume of semen that one ejaculates during a sexual encounter. A woman can only become pregnant roughly a quarter of the time, and a conservative estimate for miscarriages is roughly twenty-five percent, most of which happen without the woman ever knowing she was pregnant. The ova is one of hundreds that will be viable within a woman's lifetime. The chances of any particular individual winning the conception lottery and being born are quadrillions to one against.
And yet, despite the odds, a nigh-microscopic not-yet individual is growing in the womb of one Mary Anne McGee.