Friday, February 01, 2008

Removing the need for men?

From the Daily Mail, a scientific breakthrough with a technique will help lead to new treatments for infertility, but may render the male partner obsolete in reproduction: British scientists discover how to turn women's bone marrow into sperm.

The comments to the article range from humor (But without men, who would mow the lawn?) to outrage (What is it coming to, the world has gone totally mad...) But I can think of several reasons why this won't render males obsolete -- first, I'm really rather fond of the male I'm married to, and secondly, there is nothing that indicates that the 'new' way' is more fun than the 'old way'. Also, I guess I also to like think of my life partner as something far more than a mere tool for reproduction; that our union is something that has contributed to our personal and spiritual growth.

1 comment:

John Howard said...

Well, men won't be necessary after that (now will woman, after the artificial womb), even if there will still be a few nice people such as yourself who want to keep them around because it is more fun. The problem is not that males will be obsolete, it is that creating children that way is unethical.