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  1. Sep 16, 2009 #1
    hi all,

    i have a problem that has been puzzling me, when a child has been conceived where do the atoms come from that form the fetus and the baby, did the atoms that now are forming the baby exist before conception ,(leading me to think that maybe not everything is made from start dust if new atoms form) or even more remarkable, were these atoms off forming other types of matter and happen to drop what ever they were doing before conception and magically move off to form the baby when it was conceived?

    sorry im not a academic so my phrasing is terrible ......
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  3. Sep 16, 2009 #2
    The atoms come from the food that the mother eats and water that she drinks. This is just like how your body grows as you become an adult. You need to eat food for this to occur.
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