Login

Join for Free!
119215 members


Predicting Genders In Human Babies

Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medicine. Anything human!

Moderator: BioTeam

Postby Chris4 » Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:18 pm

Why do you assume I meant American coin? I was thinking of a British coin :o
How can some people control the force so it always lands on one side? Maybe with a double sided coin :P
It's always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's just hilarious.
User avatar
Chris4
Coral
Coral
 
Posts: 286
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:56 pm
Location: UK

Postby mith » Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:31 am

oh, it's the same for the american quarter. The ppl control the force so there's always a set amount of rotations hence the same side.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
~Niebuhr
User avatar
mith
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 5345
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

Postby MrMistery » Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:22 pm

Let me guess... Those people work in casinos? :D :D :D
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)


Postby Silverbackman » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:18 pm

Anyways;), let us say you had 4 kids, what are the chances of all 4 kids being the same gender? I mean if you think about in a heads-tails situation, I doubt the coin would land heads or tails 4 times in a row. So isn't the possibility of all 4 kids being the same gender low?
Silverbackman
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:21 am

Postby MrMistery » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:44 pm

Yes it is. The theoretical chances are biggest that they are 2 boys and 2 girls, but at such a low number, the odss are in reality the same as having 4 boys or 4 girls
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Postby mith » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:51 pm

the chances of getting 4 boys/4girls are

.5*.5*.5*.5
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
~Niebuhr
User avatar
mith
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 5345
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

Postby Poison » Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:50 pm

What's that?
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.
User avatar
Poison
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: Turkey

Postby mith » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:44 pm

well you have 1/2 chance of getting a boy/girl on the first try, another half on the second try so the total chance of getting 4 boys/ girls is 1/16.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
~Niebuhr
User avatar
mith
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 5345
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

Postby MrMistery » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:46 pm

Only in thery. In reality, at such small numbers, just like mithril said you can not say that your are due to have a boy or a girl. Probabilities don't help here
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Postby Poison » Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:39 pm

Theories are good. But sometimes are not 100% possible. :)
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.
User avatar
Poison
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: Turkey

Postby Silverbackman » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:35 pm

Well if it is 1/16 chance for all 4 the same gender, then is oretty unlikelly this will happen right (all 4 being the same gender)?

Also did scientist discover ways yet for humans to actually choose gender in babies? In crocodiles it is pretty simple the get the babies you want, over 90 degress C its a male and under 90 degress C it is a female. Did they find out a similar technique yet with humans (aside from genetic engineering which is in its infancy)?
Silverbackman
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:21 am

Postby canalon » Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:37 am

Silverbackman wrote:Well if it is 1/16 chance for all 4 the same gender, then is oretty unlikelly this will happen right (all 4 being the same gender)?


Once in every 16 family with 4 children in average... More seriously it seems that some genetic factors can influence the balance in one direction or the other.

Silverbackman wrote:Also did scientist discover ways yet for humans to actually choose gender in babies? In crocodiles it is pretty simple the get the babies you want, over 90 degress C its a male and under 90 degress C it is a female. Did they find out a similar technique yet with humans (aside from genetic engineering which is in its infancy)?


90 degrees C? :shock:
Rather Farenheit, no? because at 90C you have hard boiled egg... Maybe worth a try for a gourmet with a strange taste, but surely not good for crocodilian reproduction.... :)
I remember reading that some people were trying to separate sperms containing X and Y chromosoms based either on their weight/density (with a centrifuge) or on their behaviour in an electric field. I don't know if it really works...

Patrick
User avatar
canalon
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 3909
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:46 pm
Location: Canada

PreviousNext

Return to Human Biology

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest