Additionally, what our founding fathers 'declare' isn't what is necessarily 'true'.
If an ovary never receives puberty hormones.. will it ever ovulate?
Fertilization is just a minor step in the process of reproduction. The entire process is alive. Biological life began a long time ago, probably by chemical evolution or creation.
Biologically I would agree that gastrulation is more important than fertilization. The DNA received from the sperm cell is inactive until the process of gastrulation begins. Additionally, this is the point when twinning stops, ensuring individuality.
Gastrulation is also when interspecies hybrids die. A half-monkey half-human can survive until gastrulation. Actually you could probably fertilize an egg cell with a piece of cheese if you wanted to. Sperm is just a delivery system for DNA. Cheese has DNA.
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