Gestation (was re: mathematics etc.)

Edwin F Bryant efb3 at
Thu May 29 19:02:34 UTC 1997

On Thu, 29 May 1997, jonathan silk wrote:

> I cannot answer Srini's good question about pre-conception development in
> the father, but let me nip just one little thing in the bud right now.  The
> is ABSOLUTELY NO connection between ancient "scientific" ideas, Indian or
> otherwise, in this regard, and facts discovered microbiologically by modern
> science.  If there are similarities they are entirely adventious. In other
> words, even if it were the fact that sperm cells require 1 month to mature,
> this would be nothing more than an interesting coincidence, and irrelevant
> from a scientific point of view.
> By the way, one expert on embryology in ancient India is R. P. Das; I do
> not know if he uses email.
He does.  His address is kfozh at     Regards,
> Jonathan Silk
> SILK at

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