Sure. Women have always been “the vessels” of life or the “bringers/carriers of life” and the whole gestation thing for 9 months, but lets talk facts. Both male and female of our species create living cells within our bodies, red-blood, T’s, whites etc., and some kind of worm that lives at the base of our eyelashes.
But when we come down to the chromosomes and their method of travel and intent, does mobility mean more “Alive” than immobile?
From what I understand, the egg is a “living” organsim, I think it “eats” as it rolls down through the Fallopian(sp)-tubes, but has no compuncture or motivation to get “somewhere” as fast as it can.
Sperms are shaken-about and stirred, and cooked up in a batch of sugar in the testies, and somehow everyone of them know what they are there for. Upon “deployment” the sperm soldiers take off, without a map, and swim upstream like salmon, or “weener dogs” racing with smiles on their faces.
It can’t be as simple as the Sperm and Egg are essentially the same, except eggs can’t swim like a sea-otter, gettin’ all frolicky and smart-assy. Sperms have smiles. Sperms know where they are going. "
So which one is more “alive”? A simple one-cell thing with chromosomes, that sits around, acting like a huge bulls-eye, or a simple one-cell thing with chromosomes that acts like micheal phelps/angus young/chuck yeager/admiral bird?
Eggs live longer than sperms, I think, but they live at home.
If you think about it, if sperms lacked their flagella, or ability to swim, the act of copulation would result in a deposit of fluid in the “place where the egg is at”, and since the egg is rolling downhill without direction, it will land in the “tailess chromosomal-fuild” like a fly on flypaper, sooner or later.
Is there a “message”, inside the brain of the egg, that says: “Hold Position” in the same way a sperm is programmed to “slam at everything in sight”?
I relate to the desire, ability, and “instinct” to race upstream, with a smile on my face like a weenerdog.