Tuesday, April 29, 2014


The Y Chromosome has been getting a lot of press lately.

First of all, it is sturdier than they thought and is not degrading into nonexistence anytime soon. Luckily, we will continue to have men. (Or unluckily, if you like.) At least that is what the latest studies show. But you know how latest studies get usurped by even later ones.

Men came into being late in the game. You always had to have something giving birth for a species to continue. This just feels like a double X thing, or its equivalent.

The Y chromosome has evolved faster in the last six million years than any of our other genes. This most likely has to do with fertilization pressure or motility wars, if you will. The Y wants to win. It dukes it out with the other Y’s more intensely than the other genes are duking.

This is what concerns me about the Y chromosome.

I have an idea that nature likes stability, or at least that stable things don’t change that much for the reason that they are stable, they work. Circular thinking, but in this case, the gut feeling works here. We may be up against some sad things for fickle, fast-changing men, these flesh Gods that are Y driven.

As the climate changes and the air gets filled with more CO2 and the earth is swathed in greater detritus from plastic compounds and heavy metals, the funky, highly changeable Y, may change even more quickly, at an unstable rate, which could lead to more problems for men. I’m not talking only about lower rates of college enrollment and an increase of the male population on the autism spectrum; I’m talking about infertility and perhaps, extinction.

Women  used to say, “If men got pregnant, abortion clinics would be drive-thru and ubiquitous.”

Now, let’s think, “If the Y chromosome is so fragile and responds so quickly to change, is in fact so competitive that it could fight-to-the-death for its right to supremacy, maybe what men need is more environmental stability.”

The large oak falls. Its greatest strength is its demise.

Men, basically, need to be controlled less by this drive of the Y and to start driving the Y.

As we learn more at the chromosomal level, it should truly be applied to the macro level.

Don’t you think? Or is your Y making you too fidgety? Or have you become too dependent on someone else’s warrior Y?


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