Scientific Unwanted Alert: American Scientist Says Masculine/Feminine Is A Myth Made Up By Enlightenment Fanatics
Sexual dimorphism – one of the most fundamental concepts in human biology – is a myth invented by fanatics in the 18th century.
It’s the wild claim made by American scientist last week in a tweet thread promoting his new documentary series “A Question of Sex”.
“Before the end of the 18th century, Western science recognized only one gender – male – and viewed the female body as an inferior version of it,” reads the thread’s sixth tweet. “The change that historians call the ‘bisexual model’ served primarily to reinforce gender and racial divisions by linking social status to the body.”
The same claim was repeated in the documentary episode linked to the tweet, but without historical evidence to back it up.
Certainly, there are academics who support junk science with junk history. Karen Harvey, now at the University of Birmingham, argued that men and women are political categories invented as part of a patriarchal plot to suppress women. “As political theorists increasingly invoked a potentially egalitarian language of natural rights in the 18th century,” she writes in The historical review, “’woman’ was to be defined as qualitatively different from men so that political power would be kept beyond the reach of women. Science mediated a political debate about human rights, demonstrating that there were indissoluble differences within the human race that justified unequal access to power.
In fact, sexual dimorphism has been a fundamental assumption of Western civilization since time immemorial, especially because of the binary representation of sex in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. “So God created mankind in his image, in the image of God he created it; male and female he created them,” reads the first chapter of the Bible.
Also call the authors of the Bible and its medieval guardians “fanatics,” if you will, but the Western notion of sexual dimorphism dates well back to the 1700s.
American scientistThe absurd claim of is the latest and greatest example of junk science. It’s a stark reminder that empiricism and wokeism cannot coexist in the same universe.
Rightly, the outlet has become an object of scorn and derision online for its efforts to awaken the field of biology.
Excuse the metaphor, but American scientistThe agenda is as subtle as the dogs’ balls.
They have no interest in the scientific perspectives of Georgian Europeans. Their documentary episode had one goal: to replace science and common sense with transgender talking points.
Their article included the oft-repeated claim that 1.7% of the population is intersex, meaning they have both male and female sex characteristics.
Of course, intersex people should be included in society, not ostracized by it. They deserve to be protected from medically unnecessary “corrective” cosmetic surgeries, which has not always been the case.
But it’s also true that intersex people shouldn’t be co-opted to validate transgender, because Scientific America try here. Intersex is a medical condition that, in the vast majority of cases, has nothing to do with LGBT identities, rainbows, flags, or pride marches. Unfortunately, people with this genetic deformity are too often used as a ram to wake up to.
Moreover, the 1.7% figure – which is said to be “as common as red hair” – is extremely inflated. If true, that would mean half a million Australians are intersex. That would mean six million Americans are confused when they look between their legs.
According to evolutionary biologist Colin Wright, intersex people actually make up 0.018% of the population. The 1.7% estimate comes from Anne Fausto-Sterling, a sexologist with an ideological ax to grind. She defines intersex as anything that deviates from a supposed “Platonic ideal” of sex, which even includes, for example, a penis that falls outside a range of 2.5 cm and 4.5 cm. at birth.
In fact, as psychologist Leonard Sax explained,
Many critics do not know that this [1.7%] the figure includes conditions that most clinicians do not recognize as intersex, such as Klinefelter syndrome, Turner syndrome, and late-onset adrenal hyperplasia. If the term intersex is to retain any meaning, the term should be restricted to conditions in which chromosomal sex is incompatible with phenotypic sex, or in which the phenotype cannot be classified as male or female.
Even without this useful information, we know that there is no “spectrum” of gametes. Each person is born with either small gametes (sperm) or large gametes (eggs). Sexual dimorphism is the basis of human reproduction because of this unique, immutable and irrefutable fact.
But who cares about stuffy old science? There are wake points to score, and American scientist is in the ranking.