The article Homo erectus extinctus on the Times Online can be summed up in one phrase: ”men and their Y chromosomes are soon parted”, according to senior scientist Lois Rogers. Lois is determined to prove men have become useless in modern society. She uses social and political trends to lend weight to her ”theory.” Mistake #1: biologists don’t look at social or political trends in research.
According to Lois, due to technology that can produce artificial sperm, or even create offspring from 2 females, men have become redundant. She has no idea we have the technology to create artificial wombs to create babies in. It seems women are as redundant as men, now. 
The Y chromosome has scant function other than the production of sperm, and in many men it is not performing well. Male infertility is already surprisingly common: about 7% of men, or 1 in 13, are affected, often as a result of a defect in the coding mechanism for sperm production on the Y chromosome.
So is female infertility. In fact, women are more likely to be infertile than men. Women account for more than 40% of fertility problems, while men, only 30-40%. (10-20% of infertility cases are unassigned to any particular cause. They are most likely due to environmental pollutants, and occupational hazards, such as working in nuclear power plants.) 
Then, she says:
There is considerable evidence that sperm counts are declining overall [...]
And attributes it to men’s defective Y chromosomes, when in fact, it’s due to the hormone estrogen, found in female chickens, and our drinking water . Both are common ingredients of our diet. Estrogen counters the hormone testosterone, which is necessary for sperm production. A highly likely, logical explanation for men’s decreasing sperm count.
Then, the article switches to Oxford University Professor Bryan Sykes, who happily claims that ”Many species become extinct because their Y chromosomes apparently disintegrate.” Keywords: many species. This means humanity will become extinct if men’s Y chromosomes were to ”wither away”, as Bryan Sykes so aptly puts it.
Thank God that ”Others are keener to help keep men going.”
One of the world leaders in the field, Karim Nayernia, professor of stem-cell biology at Newcastle University, has already shown that unlimited sperm can be derived from early stem cells present in an embryo. He has also proved that it is possible to overcome the shortage of donor sperm by using the stem cells stored in bone marrow, generally destined to provide replacement blood cells on demand.
Such manufactured sperm would initially be used to restore fertility in men made sterile by cancer treatment, but the technology has other possibilities. Nayernia is awaiting ethical approval to see if he can also produce synthetic sperm cells from women’s stem cells. “We want to see if we can test the functionality of female sperm produced in this way,” he said. “There would be no possibility of using it for human reproduction. We want to use it to make other tissues.”
It gets even more absurd from then on:
The social trend that we are witnessing indicates many more women than expected could be migrating towards lesbianism.
Oh, the ignorance! Homosexuals are born, not socialized.
This on is a killer:
….there is growing evidence that women are outstripping men intellectually. Sociologists and education specialists are bemoaning the continuing triumph of girls over boys at every level of the education system [...]
”Sociologists and education specialists…” So much for ”this is a scientific study.” You can tell it’s not geneticists, or evolutionists, who have conducted the research, as these wannabes know nothing of evolution; if boys out-performed girls in the education system 60 years ago, when schools were separated, then women have not ”evolved” to be smarter than men in a mere 60 years. I wonder what they think of the fact that boys used to out-perform girls at school, in the past. They seem to have left this out. Further evidence of these biased fools’ agenda. One thing worth mentioning that they also have left out, is that recent research points out men have an IQ of 5 points higher than women. This is supported by another study concluded by scientists and psychologists alike, but they didn’t mention that. Wonder why… Anyway, these IQ tests were probably biased in men’s favor, just like girls out-performing boys in the U.K. school system is due to bias towards boys. (Remember ”boys are stupid, throw rocks at them?”) Need proof feminists don’t want equality? They fought hard against helping struggling boys in schools. See the article Stop helping boys, says equality watchdog. (The report in the above mentioned article was written by feminist professors Becky Francis and Christine Skelton.)
A number of academics think that if you remove men’s higher earning power and their unique ability to father children, more women will inevitably choose to live with other women.
These ”academics” are most likely not scientists. Even if you were to remove these male ”abilities”, many women would still choose to live with men. Pardon me for my upcoming sexist statement, but if you were to remove women’s higher cleaning power and their unique ability to mother children, men would still choose to live with women, as can be seen today; we have dishwashers and washing machine, and men can adopt, but men still choose to live with women nonetheless. This is because homosexuals are born, not socialized.
Even if their findings were, indeed, correct, it doesn’t mean men will die off–a gravely incorrect assumption on Bryan Syke’s part. What it means is that men will evolve into women, but with only one X chromosome instead of two, making these new ”men” slightly more prone to genetic deceases. Furthermore, these ”researchers” have not found any change in women’s X chromosomes. Meaning that men are evolving too fast for women, and as a result, women will become extinct along with men, if men were to ”die off.” (They might survive a couple centuries more, due to sperm banks, but that’s it.)
References & Sources
 Men redundant? Now we don’t need women either
 Reproductive Infertility: Prevalence, Causes, Trends and Treatments (PDF)
 THE FEMININE SIDE OF DRINKING WATER