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It’s a miracle that any one of us is alive today

Those with the power to grant that miracle to future generations chose not to

  • George Monbiot
  • The Guardian

The chances of any one person being born were calculated by the life coach Dr Ali Binazir.

He multiplied the probability of your parents meeting, mating and conceiving by the chances of a particular sperm and egg fusing; of all your human and hominid ancestors reaching reproductive age; and of all them successfully reproducing.

He arrived at a figure of one in 10 to the power of 2,640,000.

In other words, a 10 followed by 2.6m zeros.

It’s an unimaginable, miraculous number.

Yet here we are…

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