There go the scientific arguments against Jesus’ Virgin Birth?
Well, it’s actually more complicated than that, but this news story about a female shark giving birth to a pup that has no genetic material from a male shark reminds me of a long argument I once had with an atheist. He claimed that it was scientifically impossible for there to be a birth in nature among complex organisms without the genetic material of two sexes, ergo the Virgin Birth is a pure fiction. Well, sharks aren’t humans, and I don’t think we suddenly have the evidence to inductively prove the science of the Virgin Birth, but we seem to have disarmed the “scientifically impossible” attack.
But, hey, what Catholic needs a shark’s virgin birth to believe in the truth of the perpetual virginity of Mary?