Bisi Alimi who wondered why Nigerians will be thanking God over an IVF process, took to Facebook to ask ‘What has God got to do with IVF?’.
According to the Gay Rights activist, the concept of IVF is still strange in Nigeria and when it happens, you have to use the nearest and not necessarily the best example to explain it. Bisi Alimi wrote;
A woman gave birth through IVF in Nigeria and everyone, including the so called intellectual are busy thanking god. What has god got to do with IVF?
I am going to make additional post about the IVF case and I will shut up. I have seen reactions from a lot of Nigerians about the case of Funke and God’s intervention and after really trying to understand the thinking behind it, I came to this conclusion, and I think it will be the same conclusion you will come to, if this process of reasoning is adopted scientifically.
Interaction with an issue normalises it. What do I mean by that? So I live in a country where there are increasing numbers of kids born via IVF. It is not strange and it is not a big deal.
In Nigeria the concept of IVF is still strange and when it happens, you have to use the nearest and not necessarily the best example to explain it.
So the best way an average Nigerian can explain the science of IVF is to turn it into a miracle, because it is beyond their everyday reality.
Now, this doesn’t make it right, but it shows the reduced reality and hence reduced vocabulary to explain the unexplainable.
It doesn’t mean Nigerians are stupid, it just means some things are beyond their grasp and they can only be explained as a miracle.