Saturday, September 17, 2005

No Men Need Apply

Will Science Trump Politics in Resolving Abortion Debate?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005
By Wendy Mcelroy

Artificial wombs will be "reality" within 20 years, according to the London Times. Indeed, 20 years seems a conservative estimate given an earlier report in The Guardian, another UK newspaper, which predicted them for 2008.

Discussion of ectogenesis — growing an embryo outside the mother's womb — may sound wildly futuristic. But a few years ago, cloning and genetic modification seemed impossible. A few years before that, the idea of a 66-year-old woman giving birth was absurd; it happened last January. And only last week, British scientists received an official go-ahead to create human embryos from two mothers with no male genetic contribution.

(Read entire story here)

The main problem with this type of procreation -- if other articles I've seen on it are accurate -- is that only females are produced. The "y" chromosome that denotes maleness is not differentiated until quite late in the gestation process (yeah -- we all start out female), and it seems to actually require input from an actual male, so to speak...

Rush Limbaugh's feminazis might see this as a good thing.

Those who oppose, please form a line to the Extreme Right===>>>


Blogger talk talk talk said...

We may all start out female, but more males are conceived than females. Then again, more males die in miscarriage than females, more male infants die than females, more male children die than females, so by the time of adulthood females predominate. Nature is interesting.

Saturday, September 17, 2005 11:58:00 AM  

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