Friday, August 29, 2008


I was discussing with a friend the other day about the puzzling of officialdom over the infertility crisis.

In the UK, male infertility is still being referred to in the media as a "crisis".

A quick glance at the google news search will reveal that quite a number of possible causes are being investigated. Men are warned not to use a laptop on their laps. Mobile phones, which, despite their ubiquity are still a very new technology, are eyed suspiciously. Scientists watching the average British waistline bulging out are issuing warnings about the connection between male infertility and obesity and diabetes. Some have even said that various toxic household chemicals that men typically handle like motor oil, anti-freeze and turpentine affects fertility.

But of course, apart from a few environmental scientists and a few religious nuts (that's us) no one is bothering their heads over the enormous quantity of artificial hormones that have been flushed into the world's water systems in the last 40 years.

Ah yes the Pill. Saviour of the human race. Nice little irony there, wot?

What's even more fun is watching the heads of the leftist Environutters explode when they try to talk about the massive increase in environmental oestrogens and the damage it's doing to the newts and voles while continuing to tout the wonders of artificial hormones to keep the human vermin from proliferating.

"Now listen to me carefully Norman...I'm lying"

Anyway, we agreed that there was quite a bit of justice, if of a somewhat Grecian kind, in the stupid Euros having rendered themselves incapable of having children.

Be careful what you wish for.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's really more simple than this.

Every couple I know who are failing to conceive are also failing to engage in the necessary activity. Every couple who engages in the necessary activity conceives. I know this because given the terrible state of the world they think this is an appropriate topic of conversation.

It's less embarrassing to convince yourself that you might be shooting blanks than to face up to the fact you have lost interest in shooting. - Karen