the chance of being me is basically zero. even for ME.

I spent a little bit of time looking at this the other day. It’s fascinating, so I thought I’d share… author Ali Binazir attempts to quantify our existence.
So, your mum and dad meet (which is already a chance of 1 in 20,000…) And then the probability of them staying together long enough to have kids is about 1 in 2,000. Which is where this series of graphics comes in to illustrate:
How large IS that number? It’s not just larger than all of the particles of the universe. It’s larger than all the particles of the universe if each particle was it’s own universe. Brain twister.
And then the right sperm had to meet the right egg. Biology 101. (and the right sperm had to meet the right egg in all of your ancestors too!) That’s 1 in 10 to the power of 2,640, 000!!

Huzzah!!!

A miracle is an event so unlikely as to be almost impossible. It seems, by that definition, we are miracles.

So go forth, and feel and act like the miracle you are.

xx

(stats ourced from Harvard’s study: ‘what are the chances you would be born’)

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