It’s not my pet theory but there is some evidence that Something in the environment is causing these epidemics in other neurological differences, like autism. And sexual development happens for a very short time in fetal development. Epigenetics is a huge field right now. Darwin’s theories are somewhat challenged by what occurs in the mammalian womb. It’s fascinating.
It could be any number of things in our environment : artificial hormones as fed to food animals or found in water supply from birth control pills, maybe some of the pervasive plastics or petro-products. But something is definitely messing us up.
posted on 06/05/2011 8:48:39 AM PDT
You repeatedly bring up this ‘plastics in the womb creates homosexuality at birth’ theory and even claim in this thread that you wish you could get Freepers to agree.
Sure sounds like it is your pet theory to me.
posted on 06/05/2011 8:51:04 AM PDT
Lots of kids are hitting puberty earlier now then they used to. Lots of factors involved with that I'm sure. But I agree something is wrong. Maybe lack of exercise, hormones in the water supply, sexual exposure at a younger age via the media, ... perhaps all of these factors. And yes, Autism and autism spectrum disorder have significantly increased. They've ruled out vaccines as a cause, but something is going on.
And to those that seem to think that the idea of chemicals affecting us and our children is just hyperbole... remember what Chinese melamine did to our pets (mine included)? There may well be chemical additives that have long term, and subtle affects that we are not aware of yet.
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