ourlastmemory wrote:in answer to the idea of the venomous sperm, i don't think the venom would have necessarily had to mix with the sperm - edward's sperm would merely have been...stored since his transformation, presumably at just about the right temperature so it couldn't die. however this does beg the question of how on earth the sperm's chromosonal count/genetic make up was also altered, since presumably edward was unable to make any after his transformation. and it would have to have been altered to that of a vampire, or renesmee would have turned out as a normal human.
Forbidden_Freedom wrote:Leah is also at full maturity. She isn't going to get her period, and her body isn't going to change until she stops phasing. She isn't a genetic dead end at all. Her body has stopped where it is for now. But when she stops phasing . . . her body will continue to change. Meaning, as a woman, she'll get her period, and be able to have children. Which means she most likely will imprint.
AliceLauren wrote:yeah. I guess that makes sense. Since she is obviously growing...
B.t.w. Vampires have 25 chromosomes, werewolves 24, and humans 23. But does Nessie have 24? Maybe she has 24 and a half *gasp*! No JK. I honestly don't know. Anybody have any guesses?
Literary Crusader wrote:
Secondly, it's implied that Nessie and her 24-chromosomed ilk are fertile (because Jake imprints on her, and imprinting is an evolutionary mechanism to pass genes on even though it's impossible and inefficient and if evolutionary certianly not concerned with fated true love at all). Hybrids like her, though, cannot reproduce - with her mismatched chromosome count, she should be totally infertile.
Lastly - why can vampires have children with humans? They already have a great reproduction method - bite a guy. For reasons unknown to science (but perhaps due to Ms. Meyer liking to imply sex in all of her perfect, hem, relationships) vampires can have sex with one another; sex which serves no reproductive purpose. And they can reproduce with their intended prey and form magically fertile offspring?
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