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    Well if the Species is not monogamous then it takes fewer males to fertilize a larger number of females.

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    This story is from last year, but relevant to this topic. Basically claiming that birth-control pills poison everyone, and emasculate men.

    http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56623

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    Quote Originally Posted by forkbeard View Post
    Now we just need a video on the disapearing braincell

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    Disappearing females also!

    I'm very surprised you didn't mention the number of women with cancer caused by HPV virus.

    In 2007 (the most recent year for which statistics are available), 12,280 women in the United States were told they had cervical cancer, and 4,021 died from the disease.
    Source: http://www.cdc.gov/features/dscervicalcancer/index.html

    http://www.cdc.gov/features/dscervic...ncer_270px.jpg

    Source:U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2007 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report.

    Here as you see certain type of cancer spreads to whole reproductive
    organ system - this means woman will never enjoy physical pleasure or have children. They cause death as well.

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    The end of men? Expert predicts males will be extinct in five million years... and the process has already started!

    Men are living on borrowed time, according to a leading female scientist.

    Professor Jenny Graves even claims the male of the species is heading for extinction.

    And chaps, the bad news doesn’t end there, because the process may have already started.

    Professor Graves, one of Australia’s most influential scientists, believes that women will win the battle of the sexes – and in the most definitive way possible.

    She says that the inherent fragility of the male sex chromosome, the Y sex chromosome, means that men are sliding towards extinction.

    Professor Graves’s prediction hinges around the number of genes on the male and female sex chromosomes.

    The female, or X, chromosome, contains a healthy 1,000 or so genes.

    What's more, girls and women have two of them.

    The Y chromosome started off with as many genes as its female counterpart.

    But over hundreds of millions of years it has crumbled away, leaving fewer than 100 genes in modern man.

    This includes the SRY gene, the ‘male master switch’ that determines whether an embryo is male or female.

    What is more, while women have two X chromosomes, men have just one, ‘wimpy’, Y.

    This is key, as the pairing allows the X to make crucial repairs.

    Lacking a mate, the Y chromosome finds it more difficult to patch up mistakes and so decays away.

    Professor Graves, of Canberra University, said: ‘The X chromosome is all alone in the male but in the female it has a friend, so it can swop bits and repair itself.

    ‘If the Y gets hit, it’s a downward spiral.’

    Giving a public lecture, the professor said: ‘It is very bad news for all the men here.’

    And there is more bad news.

    In her talk at the Australian Academy of Science, the professor described the remaining genes on the Y chromosome as being mostly ‘junk’.

    She said: ‘It’s a lovely example of what I call dumb design.

    ‘It’s an evolutionary accident.’

    However, there is some good news.

    Professor Graves estimates that it will take five million years for the Y chromosome, and the men it produces, to disappear all together.

    Other experts urged men not to panic.

    Professor Robin Lovell-Badge, a sex chromosome expert from the National Institute for Medical Research in London, said that studies have shown the decay to occur in bursts.

    And the Y chromosome has not lost any genes for at least 25 million years.

    He said: ‘I would say this is of no concern whatsoever.’

    Professor Chris Mason, of University College London, said that even if the Y chromosome does crumble away in the next few million years, medicine will have plenty of time to catch up.

    He said: ‘Five or six million years should be plenty of time for medical science to produce a fix and probably a Nobel Prize.’

    Professor Graves has her own solution.

    She says that when Y chromosome falls to pieces, another chromosome could take on the role of the missing Y, leading to the creation of a new species of human.

    There is already a precedent for this in nature, in the form of a Japanese spiny rat which has survived the loss of its Y chromosome.

    In fact, the process may already be underway in some isolated groups of people, said the professor.

    She said: ‘We would not even suspect it without checking the chromosomes.’
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz4L6v9J6xb

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    Are Boys Disappearing Because of Gender Bender Chemicals?

    "Something is happening to today's boys and men: Fewer are being born compared with girls, they're having more trouble in school, virility and fertility are down and testicular cancer rates are up. Now, scientists say these 'fragile males' may be more vulnerable than females to pollutants, affecting their development as early as the womb."

    Martin Mittelstaedt of the Globe and Mail writes about how "Researchers tracking childhood behavioural disorders, sperm counts, testicular cancer and even the shrinking size of male gonads are convinced that something is amiss. The University of Pittsburgh's Devra Davis, in a study issued last year, found that the U.S. and Japan combined had a staggering tally of 262,000 "missing boys" from 1970 to about 2000 because of a decline in the sex ratio at birth. Although it could be a statistical anomaly, she says the figure is "very worrisome."

    Some think it might be due to endocrine disruptors in the environment. He lists "science's top five worries over the fate of the human male."

    1. Lost boys

    Studies on births from the U.S., Japan, and Canada have found a drop in the percentage of boys born compared with girls. The reason isn't known.

    2. Declining harvest

    Men in farm country can be half as prolific when it comes to making sperm as their city counterparts, raising the possibility that pesticides undermine male fertility.

    3. Downsizing

    It's disputed by chemical companies, but some researchers say they have found an everyday plastic compound - phthalates - that feminizes baby boys, causing penises and other reproductive organs to be smaller.

    4. Hormones not so raging

    If you're a middle-aged man, you're likely to be less virile than your father because you make less testosterone. In recent decades, the decline has averaged about 1 per cent a year. If it continues over another generation or two, the consequences could be dire.

    5. Equipment failure

    Rates of testicular cancer, hypospadias and other genital abnormalities have soared over recent decades, rising by more than 50 per cent each.

    Mittelstaedt then lists the four chemicals that are causing the biggest concern:
    -Bisphenol A
    -Phthalates
    -Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE)
    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)
    https://www.treehugger.com/green-foo...chemicals.html

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