The findings have men cheering and women scoffing in disbelief over the idea that males could possibly be more advanced.
The Y chromosome dominates because it isn’t part of a pair like the rest of our 44 chromosomes, meaning that when gene mutations occur, there’s no matching chromosome to overshadow them.
And while 6 million years seems like a long time to us, the changes Y has undergone in that span would take other chromosomes about 310 million years to get right. “Women will never catch up to men. That’s just the fact,” said Linwall.
Researchers previously thought not only that the X sex chromosome was evolving more rapidly than the Y, but that Y was in danger of becoming extinct all together. “In recent years there’s been a lot of speculation that men may go extinct in the next hundred years, but the truth is women will be gone long before men,” said Professor Hillary Van Camp of Oxford.
Women are not buying the study, saying that men may be more evolved than women, but they clearly don’t behave like they are. Many women claim that men may be more “evolved” but are clearly less “mature.”
“Sorry. Men are more mature as well,” said Linwall. “Women spend a much larger percentage of their time hashing and rehashing conversations and talking about relationships. This is not moving their gender forward, but rather it is an inhibiting factor in the evolution of women.”
What do you think? Do you agree with the Oxford University researchers? Are men or women more evolved?