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Does sperm technically evolve into a human?
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i dont think so. but the gametes could contain mutated dna that could lead to evolution.
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I'd say it's more like the sperm reaches the egg, forms a zygote and the zygote evolves into a fetus which evolves into a baby.
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Disclaimer - biology is not my forte at all, but I think i've heard of something similar, so i'm chiming in.

I think what you're talking about is known as "recapitulation theory" which (I believe) was discredited. So, if I'm understanding you correctly, then I don't think that's the case. However, my facts may be incorrect, or I may be misunderstanding you, or both - so take that with a grain of salt.
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I think a better word to use is transform
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Evolve? No since that would mean the sperm was alive. If anything, it's the egg that "evolves," not the sperm.

The sperm just activates cell division in the egg which will form a fetus, and eventually a child.
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That would imply the sperm was its own separate species.
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I believe the better term is "metamorphosis" or "a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means"

For example, caterpillars undergo a natural metamorphosis to become butterflies.

The only difference here is the sperm has reliance on the egg to complete said metamorphosis on the genetic level.
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Yes
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It has the potential to yes.

But not all can.
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Why everybody here knows the answer? (Rhetorical)
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When you grow up into an adult is that evolution? Cell reproduction is just that(and cancer). Now if you were born with something cool like a tail then we can start talking.
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Only if it's not holding the everstone....
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Posted 5/7/15 , edited 5/7/15
The simple answer would be no. You need to have successive generations for evolution. The process of having an egg and sperm turn into a human being is just growth. I suppose there is some overlap but, strictly speaking, an organism can grow and adapt in one lifetime, but it cannot evolve. Future lives need to come into being for evolutionary changes to manifest themselves.
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