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    Great post, Darksyde, but if I may I'd like to make a few small corrections.  The word is blastocyst, not blastocyte.  And a human oocyte, or egg, is about the size of the period at the end of these sentences; a blastocyst is considerably larger, as it's quite a number of cells.  It's all relative, though, given the sizes involved!

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      I foot-linked you.

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      by DarkSyde on Sun Oct 29, 2006 at 04:04:42 PM PST

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      the blastocyst considerably larger than the egg or zygote? It's only slightly larger in diameter, and that is only because it contains space without cells - the blastocoel.

      Think about it: if it's larger, where did the mass come from?

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      the period at the end of this sentence.

      <font size="+1">Or perhaps the period at the end of this sentence.</font>

      <font size ="+2">Or maybe the size of the period at the end of this sentence....</font>


      wow...look at all those potential jesus tears....

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      by Groper on Mon Oct 30, 2006 at 01:04:32 AM PST

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