Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Female hermaphrodites to rule the world

Dr Robert Sparrow thinks that men are on the verge of extinction and the world will then be ruled by female hermaphrodites without the biological use of men. Ok ladies, time to freeze the truckloads of sperm. You'll need them! From The Age:
With the help of some frozen sperm at first, females could procreate on their own until stem-cell technology meant bone marrow and other human tissue could be converted into sperm, the senior lecturer at Monash University's Centre for Human Bioethics said.

To reach this post-sex world, Dr Sparrow said parents wanting the best for their children should start choosing baby girls through IVF because they live longer and have more opportunities in life.

"There are significant restrictions on the opportunities available to men around gestation, childbirth, and breastfeeding, which will be extremely difficult to overcome via social or technological mechanisms in the foreseeable future. Women also have longer life expectancies than men," he said.

9 comments:

Mr Big said...

Let's see if they can last a year without men.

Bengster said...

But how can man become extinct leh?

finatiq said...

another crazy scientist who is looking for publicity.

xXx said...

A post-sex world? Doesn't sound fun at all.

Myra Leong said...

From IZ's Twitter: I, for one, will never welcome our new female hermaphrodite overlords. And no, you can't have my sperm!

But IZ, I want! I want!

Shy said...

A future without men... mmm not a bad idea after all.. kekeke.

GeekGod said...

Bengster: Based on what Dr Sparrow said, in the future when women can procreate without men, they would choose to only have girl babies therefore one day there will be no more man left in this world.

Lord Kimbo said...

I have plenty of sperm to give away. Who wants? ;oP

JDsg said...

Old story. "James Tiptree, Jr." used this idea as the basis for her plot in the 1976 SF story, Houston, Houston, Do You Read?

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