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The Slow Extinction of Man

Updated on March 1, 2013


"Y" Chromosome

The human template is female. For a baby to become a boy, requires for the “Y” chromosome to kick in a few weeks after birth.

The “Y” chromosome is passed on from father to son. Unlike some other chromosomes, the “Y” is unable to repair itself and so is gradually getting weaker.

In every generation of men, a mutation takes place in 1%. This mutation reduces the man’s fertility by 10%.

It is therefore inevitable that man, not necessarily woman, could become extinct.

It is estimated that if unchecked, man could be extinct in 125,000 years.


Now you think that if man became extinct, it would follow that women soon after would become extinct: not necessarily.

Experiments are under way to use the genetic material of one female, to fertilize the eggs of another.

It is estimated that in the next few years, we will see the first baby that has genuine parents who are both female.

This child, who would have two biological mothers, should be perfectly normal in all respects, except one.

The baby would have no “Y” chromosome and so could not become a boy.


Is this the way that mankind, sorry, humankind were meant to evolve, with the extinction of man leaving a race of just one sex?

Men should not step aside yet though, there may still be hope, so do not pass the reins to the females too quickly.

125,000 years is a long time and even a reasonable time even in evolutionary timing.

Is it possible that in this time, the “Y” chromosome will evolve and become sturdier?


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    • TheSloneGal profile image

      TheSloneGal 6 years ago

      AMAZONS lol This race needs both male and females in order to stay balanced. I really think that instead of working with silly things like making a baby from two women that they should be working on what is going on with the Y chromosomes and fix it if they can make a baby with out any sperm then they can fix you men.

      No women do not need to take charge nor do men but we all need to work together and not be slamming one sex down and so on.

    • ManinaBlueSuit profile image

      ManinaBlueSuit 6 years ago from Colorado

      Actually, I want to know about the sources of the weakening y chromosomes and the mutations. I read in Discover magazine a few years ago about the no-need-for-sperm in the lab.

    • rafken profile image

      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      BlueSuit - If you are talking about the two mothers, then I believe they have already been successful with experiments on mice.

    • ManinaBlueSuit profile image

      ManinaBlueSuit 6 years ago from Colorado

      Where did you get your facts?

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      PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      I believe we should let them be in charge now, look at what a mess the males have made of things. We may not be here in 125,000 years, at the rate we're going we will be lucky to make it to the end of this century. Good one rafken, Thanks


    • Leesleez profile image

      Leesleez 6 years ago from New York

      Very thought provoking.