MEDIA/MEME: Virgin Births

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko (
Sun, 29 Dec 1996 12:39:25 -0500

At 11:29 AM 12/28/96 +0000, Mark Grant wrote:
>There was some media fuss here in England a year or two ago because some
>female virgin was going to be artificially inseminated and could therefore
>claim a 'virgin birth'. The religious leaders didn't seem very impressed
>with the idea that science could match their supposed miracles (odd, since
>several prominent christians here, bishops AFAIR, have publicly stated
>that they don't believe in either the virgin birth or resurrection). Don't
>know if they persuaded her not to do it.

Sounds interesting. What if there are many other cases that have not been
publicized? I could imagine that a number of women did that before, for a
number of reasons: religious, feminist, psychological, or physical. I assume
most of them wouldn't like to publicize their case. If there are any, a good
reporter could find one, pay for an interview, and publish it. Maybe, we can
suggest this idea to some reporters - and then see what happens.

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