In the study, researchers combined controlled breeding experiments with field data collected from observations of 131 adult lizards. The findings:
- In warmer areas, 11 of the wild lizards were found to be females with male chromosomes. (Think about that.)
- When those 11 females reproduced—which they did at nearly 200% the rate of chromosomal females—their offspring all lacked sex chromosomes, meaning their sex was determined entirely by temperature with the percentage of heat-determined females increasing each year of the study. (Think about that even more.)
The implication: If there is such a phenomenon as global warming, it’s possible that the Pagona vitticeps could experience the "snowball effect" as females produce female offspring which would spur a growing sex imbalance. The researchers believe there could be so few males that the Pagona vitticeps would lack the genetic diversity required to remain robust..all due to global warming.
However, Holleley noted: “It certainly can happen to other species, but it’s not going to happen to humans, more than likely” (italics added).
Wait until those stormy petrels who worship at the altar of environmentalism get ahold of this study! They will seize upon Holleley’s mischaracterization of the findings—science doesn't "prove" anything, it endeavors to discover whether or not the data support the hypothesis at a pre-determined level of error—to promote the myth that global warming will eventuate the extinction of males.
The sure sign of the rapture: A matriarchy!
Let the discussion begin…
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