Science is unbelievable. Sometimes, it is even crazy. Who would have thought that a “weird” idea about sperm would be getting wild attention from thousands of people and that they are interested in it?
Life is full of surprises and sometimes, life is just at our fingertips.
On this page is a video of a man who thought about changing how the world sees humanity.
What is homunculus?
This Russian guy tried to create a “homunculus”, a very small, fully formed human being. In an experiment, the man injected his own sperm inside a whole chicken egg.
The idea may have come about because of a certain alchemist named Paracelsus, who believed that creating small human creatures in the lab is indeed possible.
The old alchemist claimed that an experiment was done similar to his theory but, in a mare’s uterus. The sperm is putrefied for forty days. The result will look a lot similar to man but without a body and it’s transparent.
“That the sperm of a man be putrfied by itself in a sealed cucurbit for forty days with the highest degree of putrefaction in a horse’s womb, or at least so long that it comes to life and moves itself, and stirs, which is easily observed.
After this time, it will look somewhat like a man, but transparent, without a body.”
We think that the experiment was inspired by the ancient alchemist’s claims. However, regardless of where the idea came from, we still think it is very interesting.
A growing form from a sperm
The outcome may have been pretty scary, but it could be something big in the world of science.
If you won’t believe so, watch the entire video to know how it all went about. Find out if the goal to create a tiny human being is a success or a failure.
Source: Elite Readers