Are endocrine disrupting chemicals changing our species?

Plastics, tiny penises, and human evolution

plastic-pollution image
Should me expect a sad end to our species, driven to sexual dysfunction and the brink of extinction by plastics messing with our hormones? Image of a dam which is filled with discarded plastic bottles and other garbage by Nels Israelson.

If endocrine disrupting chemicals are affecting human reproduction, what might be their evolutionary impact? Niche construction theory offers some answers.

  • Niche construction theory
  • Neo-Darwinism and its gaps
  • Niche construction: agriculture, for example…
  • Endocrine disruption and the Neo-Darwinist litmus test
  • Are we all equally susceptible to EDCs?
  • What about the penises?!

Read Plastics, tiny penises, and human evolution, PLOS blogs, April 19, 2015

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