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(News.com.au)   Doomsday wankers probably spanking it over news that the end of the human race is coming in just a few generations thanks to the rapidly dropping sperm count among men   (news.com.au) divider line
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2021-04-16 6:59:58 AM  
Lucky bastards. I had to beg for a vasectomy.

It just takes one sperm.
 
2021-04-16 8:29:21 AM  
I really don't have a problem with this.
 
2021-04-16 9:15:46 AM  
One man emerges as a savior.
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2021-04-16 9:30:49 AM  
Declining population! Oh heavens what will we ever do with less people using up finite resources.
 
2021-04-16 9:31:29 AM  
But what about the rapidly dropping sperm count among women, subby?
 
2021-04-16 9:31:40 AM  

leeto2: I really don't have a problem with this.


It's the only hope for the human race.  We are too fertile for a species with mass production agriculture.
 
2021-04-16 9:33:49 AM  
Oh, come on!

Actually, this one's pretty interesting, bearing in mind that another great threat facing humanity is overpopulation and the ensuing lack of resources.
 
2021-04-16 9:35:38 AM  
Grumpy cat GOOD
 
2021-04-16 9:36:14 AM  
All part of the plan. We'll lose the ability to reproduce without the help of IVF. Meaning only the wealthy will be able to afford kids.

I should start a Facebook group and sell some supplements. This thing has legs.
 
2021-04-16 9:37:17 AM  
Decreasing human population is probably the thing that would save us.

We're never going to colonize space in significant numbers, we're never traveling to another star system. This is all we've got.
 
2021-04-16 9:37:51 AM  
it will certainly mean that having children will be more expensive and taxing. In vitro ain't cheap or easy. I think it would make more sense to just deal with the pollution issue, but short term  greed tends to win out on these things.
 
2021-04-16 9:39:24 AM  
Do we already forget that news.com.au is just a front for NYP?
 
2021-04-16 9:39:24 AM  
I can give one reason, this stupid trend:

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2021-04-16 9:42:18 AM  
Still won't happen fast enough. Half of all species gone by 2050.

We need to find better solutions for plastic for everyday items. Stuff that breaks down faster and more completely.

And at the same time become carbon negative for a few decades.
 
2021-04-16 9:42:53 AM  
The human race simply dying off from old age isn't the end the "doomsday wankers" are hoping for, subby.
 
2021-04-16 9:43:18 AM  
Killing off all the humans isn't a bad thing. I mean look at the messes we made over the years out of pure greed.

"Meaning only the wealthy will be able to afford kids."

I'm in favor of the wealthy being the only ones able to reproduce. That means in a generation they'll have to do all their own work for once since all the poors will die off and nobody will be left to do work for them. It's a rather beautiful trap really.
 
2021-04-16 9:44:35 AM  
I wonder if women will have time to learn parthenogenesis.
 
d23 [OhFark]
2021-04-16 9:44:53 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Oh, come on!

Actually, this one's pretty interesting, bearing in mind that another great threat facing humanity is overpopulation and the ensuing lack of resources.


We were supposed to be in overpopulation by now.  We aren't.  Overpopulation is not going to be a thing.  There is a very good book called "Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline".   The basic research behind it is that populations continue to urbanize and as populations urbanize the population ALWAYS goes down.  As long as we get over this all consuming need for "growth" in our markets then we should be okay, but that is going to be problem.  As usual the constant greed by the Larry Kudlows and "Club for Growth" people in the world is going to cause a lot of societal strife until we get to a new normal.

Incidentally, this book also gets at the heart of why theories of "white replacement" are idiotic.  When families move from high birth rate areas to low birth rate areas on average they adopt the birth rate of the adopted country within a generation.  There is no "replacement" happening.
 
2021-04-16 9:47:05 AM  
Soy.  If men ate grass-fed, grass-finished beef and organically pasture-raised chicken, you'd be amazed at how quickly this problem would go away.  You are what what you eat ate.
 
2021-04-16 9:48:28 AM  
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I got this covered
 
2021-04-16 9:49:50 AM  
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2021-04-16 9:51:00 AM  
Funny that smoking and drinking have not been associated with small family size in the past.

But it sounds like those segments of the world population that cannot afford to smoke, drink, or be obese will maintain their ability to reproduce without technological assistance; it is only westerners who will become extinct.
 
2021-04-16 9:53:59 AM  
The human race will be extinct by the end of this century anyway, due to a number of factors.  This just adds to the mix.
 
2021-04-16 9:56:44 AM  

flondrix: Funny that smoking and drinking have not been associated with small family size in the past.

But it sounds like those segments of the world population that cannot afford to smoke, drink, or be obese will maintain their ability to reproduce without technological assistance; it is only westerners who will become extinct.


Smoking and Drinking were widespread before this. This is an issue with microplastics. And since 50%+ of all plastic ever made in history has been made since 2005, it's a novel problem on this scale.
 
2021-04-16 9:57:53 AM  
Research has already proven that we can fertilise ova with the genetic material from other kinds of cells.

Men are simply not necessary.
 
2021-04-16 9:59:30 AM  
I saw that movie... it was very good. I even teared up in a few places.
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2021-04-16 10:07:18 AM  
Couldn't happen to a nicer species.
 
2021-04-16 10:09:04 AM  
The earth is developing herd immunity from the spread of humans.
 
2021-04-16 10:11:45 AM  

kyuzokai: I saw that movie... it was very good. I even teared up in a few places.[i1.wp.com image 850x478]


Damn you, came here to post that exact image. Fantastic movie.
 
2021-04-16 10:15:02 AM  
we are getting what we deserve. no, i don't have any crotch fruit. babies are gross
 
2021-04-16 10:18:08 AM  
FTA:

"the sperm count of Western men has plunged by over 50 per cent in less than 40 years"

So the short version is; don't worry humanity is still fertile enough to keep the overpopulation train chugging along.  Which I am sure has many racists quaking in their boots and clutching their guns.

Overpopulation & Africa
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2021-04-16 10:33:18 AM  

kyuzokai: I saw that movie... it was very good. I even teared up in a few places.[i1.wp.com image 850x478]



Mildren of Chen.  Good movie.
 
2021-04-16 10:35:05 AM  

Nocrash: leeto2: I really don't have a problem with this.

It's the only hope for the human race.  We are too fertile for a species with mass production agriculture.


Help us, Dropping Sperm. You're our only hope.
 
2021-04-16 10:38:15 AM  
Doimsdayism is detrimental to public policy. The idea of imminent apocalypse seeped in during the cold war, and by the 80s, you'd be laughed out of the room for talking seriously about 2050 policy goals because "it's all gonna be gone anyway". We've come to be the same way about global warming and 2100.

Many of you were around in 1971. Imagine having a conversation with your present self about 2021.
Past Self: so what finally did us in?
Present Self: still here, unfortunately.
1971: not even a single apocalypse?
2021: well, we did have a pandemic. Kinda like the Spanish Flu.
1971: but a thousand times worse?
2021: no, about the same actually. But we all have to wear these dumb little paper masks now. And everyone is really angry about it.
1971: but society has collapsed to roving street gangs?
2021: no, cities are as safe as they've ever been. But we're having a national conversation about the disproportionate impact of policing on minorities. And everyone is really angry about it.
1971: so no apocalypse then? You must be really bored.
2021: kinda hard to be bored, we all have these little devices in our pockets now that provide infinite knowledge and entertainment.
1971: so what do you think things will be like in 2071?
2021: what are you, an idiot? No way humanity will survive that long!
 
2021-04-16 10:39:23 AM  

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I got this covered


Good ole Peter.
 
2021-04-16 10:40:01 AM  

king of vegas: Grumpy cat GOOD


This.
 
2021-04-16 10:41:50 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: The human race will be extinct by the end of this century anyway, due to a number of factors.  This just adds to the mix.


The most stubbornly adaptive and self centered species imaginable will go extinct in 78 years.

/username checks out
 
2021-04-16 10:50:34 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Decreasing human population is probably the thing that would save us.

We're never going to colonize space in significant numbers, we're never traveling to another star system. This is all we've got.


At least until we can solve the cancer getting cancer levels of radiation. Or fold space. Or monkeys flying out of butts.
 
2021-04-16 10:54:18 AM  
Ha!

You think we're going to last a few more generations?

No worries, we'll find a way to extinct ourselves long before then.
 
2021-04-16 11:18:48 AM  
As a doomsdayer, have as many kids as you want. They'll die in a climate apocalypse anyway.
 
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2021-04-16 11:22:59 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Oh, come on!

Actually, this one's pretty interesting, bearing in mind that another great threat facing humanity is overpopulation and the ensuing lack of resources.


I am starting to think, with dropping sperm counts and a pandemic, that there is something to this Gaia principle
 
2021-04-16 11:31:43 AM  
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2021-04-16 11:32:52 AM  

goodncold: Still won't happen fast enough. Half of all species gone by 2050.

We need to find better solutions for plastic for everyday items. Stuff that breaks down faster and more completely.

And at the same time become carbon negative for a few decades.


Or make stuff that lasts for ages and can simply be refilled or repurposed. Like dishwashing detergent. I don't need another shiny new bottle. I just need the strict that goes in there.  I'm also on my third washing machine in 15 years, where my father's lasted 30 years with simple minor repairs.
 
2021-04-16 11:37:29 AM  

Usernate: As a doomsdayer, have as many kids as you want. They'll die in a climate apocalypse anyway.


Outside of cataclysmic events beyond our control (asteroid strike, etc), I don't see a singular "apocalypse" happening.  Just continual disruption of the status quo and some climate forced migration over generations.

I reckon the human population will continue to increase for another 1 or 2 hundred years.  Even the old buggaboo "global thermonuclear war" would have a real tough time achieving human extinction.
 
2021-04-16 11:40:09 AM  
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2021-04-16 12:22:25 PM  

Pharmdawg: goodncold: Still won't happen fast enough. Half of all species gone by 2050.

We need to find better solutions for plastic for everyday items. Stuff that breaks down faster and more completely.

And at the same time become carbon negative for a few decades.

Or make stuff that lasts for ages and can simply be refilled or repurposed. Like dishwashing detergent. I don't need another shiny new bottle. I just need the strict that goes in there.  I'm also on my third washing machine in 15 years, where my father's lasted 30 years with simple minor repairs.


I kept a dishwasher running for 13 years but had to disassemble it every week to clean our filters that would gum up (backwash stage stopped working 4 years after install).

Then every 6 month the lower pump unit I had to remove because a huge buildup of firm goop would keep it from spraying.

Finally had to get rid of it because the screws that hold the mesh screen part down stripped the plastic holes they were going into.

Real garbage.
 
2021-04-16 1:08:49 PM  
Of course less sex would lead to less sperm. Thanks millennials
 
2021-04-16 1:33:25 PM  
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Y oh, Y would they be wasting it like that?!

Don't they know that "Every sperm is sacred!" [Python's Catholic family begins filing in as they sing]
 
2021-04-16 4:30:23 PM  
Are we close to adding another Billion people to the planet? This "OMG! Humanity will go extinct!" crap always comes out around those times.

When I was in high school, the global population passed 5 Billion, and I thought THAT was too many. Now we have 7.8 Billion.
 
2021-04-16 5:22:53 PM  
Gee... this is the kind of thing I read about decades ago. Oh, that's right, I was reading about experiments on overpopulation with rats.

Drop the population, and it increases. Well, except for humans, where it costs a *lot* to have a lot of kids, and you don't *need* a lot of kids. since you're not running a farm.
 
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