Seed It is a term that comes from Latin sementis and that, according to dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) It has two main meanings: the concept can refer to a seed or at semen .
The seed, therefore, is the small body that is part of a fruit and that allows it to give rise to a new plant . Seeds occur with the maturation of an egg; by containing an embryo, they allow the development of new plants if the appropriate conditions are met.
A seed stores protein-rich food in the tissue known as endosperm . In some species, the embryo is found in the endosperm, while in others the endosperm itself is absorbed by the embryo.
The seed, on the other hand, may refer to semen, which is the viscous liquid produced by the male genital tract of the Humans , as well as the rest of the animals. This liquid, which is expelled during the ejaculation Through the penis, it is composed of sperm and seminal plasma.
Semen production begins in the puberty , between 12 and 14 years approximately. The quantity produced increases progressively until reaching a maximum level that varies in each individual. Thereafter, production begins to decrease, although males produce semen throughout their lives.
In the case of humans, an average of between 1.5 and 5 milliliters is expelled in each ejaculation. This amount will depend on the level of excitement during the sexual act and the previous sexual abstinence.
Christian vision: the two seeds
For Christianity, Eve is the first female ancestor of all mankind and in the bible there is mention of the term of seed to refer to the seed that allowed her to give origin to the reproduction of people, but also to talk about the snake.
According to the reading made of the scriptures, some suggest that the seed of the serpent was Cain, and others claim that it was the very antichrist himself. On the other hand, it is also said that he was born as a result of original sin (having eaten The forbidden fruit), which is the seed that the devil sowed in Adam and Eve for having disobeyed God and thus corrupted our species.
The snake presents itself as a connoisseur of the truth and the will of God and, through its acts and its affirmations, incites Adam and Eve to sin, to question God, to deny the commandment. He promises that if they eat the fruit Forbidden their eyes will open and they will be able to discern good from evil, like God himself. He assures them that they will not die if they get carried away by temptation and that they will see the world without secrets, that they will access greater wisdom. But, in part, it lies to them.
The seed of the devil sowed in people doubt, greed, distrust, and led them to make the first mistake that the Christian religion recognizes. Adam and Eve's mistake was not to listen to the snake, but to believe his words and heed his deceptive promises, which were contrary to the Will of God.
It is also correct to say that all Christians receive at birth the seed of God, which represents the wisdom and love of Christ, and that of the serpent, which is known by the name of original sin, and that they inherit from their most distant ancestors, according to the bible: Adam and Eve. Because of the disobedience they both committed, because of having yielded to temptation, they sowed the seed of evil in the human being and will accompany him forever.