Reptile “virgin birth”??

Just to be clear, this should be categorized as “wit” — but I thought a reptilian virgin birth might interest this crowd.

This boa constrictor gave birth to two litters of baby snakes who have only her chromosomes.
This boa constrictor gave birth to two litters of baby snakes who have only her chromosomes.

So, did Jesus have XX chromosomes? Discuss.

Via BoingBoing.

2 comments

  1. nerdy factoid: I did undergraduate research on parthenogenesis in Daphnia (a zooplankton) populations in temporary wetlands – who knew it would lead to studying theology these many years later.

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