He also blames general scientific progress for diluting the gene pool, i.e. survival of the fittest, natural selection, and other evolutionary mainstays have gone the way of the Mastodon because technology can support far more people than nature could on her own.
If this is accurate, it's actually good news on the dating front. Everyone is worried about not having their sh*t together in time to have a career and family while still young. At least from the guy's standpoint, waiting not only makes sense but it's the genetically responsible thing to do. Although it is yet another double standard for Team XX Chromosome, and another feather in the cap of the older guy-younger gal dynamic (they win every time).
For the record, I don't put much stock in Steve Jones' theory and many of his colleagues find it somewhat less than credulous. Genetic pauses will take lifetimes to detect and attribute. Don't be a hero, on the off chance that he's right, plan on having dozens of kids in your middle years. It isn't no fun throwing the football with some mutant kid when you're 65. Although the English language is evolving a little too quickly for my tastes. Friggin' X-Men.
*The message board on this article is worth a read through. A theological/scientific war threatens to leap from those pages.