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Gender Dysphoria and Darwinism, cont.
April 6, 2019
Gender Dysphoria and Darwinism, cont. by Dr Jerry Bergman In this continuation from yesterday’s post, Dr Bergman discusses scientific research about sex and gender, describes historical gender roles, and explains how the media distort the science. Genetics Research The male Y chromosome contains over 200 genes, of which 72 code for proteins, while the X chromosome […]
Gender Dysphoria and Darwinism
April 5, 2019
Gender Dysphoria and Darwinism by Dr Jerry Bergman The belief that some people are born in bodies of the wrong sex was challenged by a recent scientific study claiming this condition amounted to what the researchers termed “rapid onset gender dysphoria.” Dysphoria means “a state of dissatisfaction, anxiety, restlessness, or fidgeting”—a disorder, in other words, […]
Science Media Tolerates Silliness
March 29, 2019
As long as you are a secular Darwinian, you can get away with anything. Are Aliens Ignoring Us? Maybe We’re Already Their Captives in a ‘Galactic Zoo’ (Live Science). You can use “maybe” to tell any tall tale. Mindy Waisberger gets away with imagining, in a “science” media site, that space aliens—for which there is […]
The Extrapolation Fallacy in Evolutionary Storytelling
March 8, 2019
The assumption of universal common ancestry can lead to absurd scientific reasoning. Humans have culture. Insects show cooperative behavior. Therefore, human culture evolved from insect behavior. Does that make sense? Can any scientist really compare those two things, and derive one from the other? They do it, but that doesn’t make it rational. Extrapolation is […]
Graduate Level Baloney Detecting About Natural Selection
February 26, 2019
We examine some leading journal papers that lean on natural selection to see if they can wobble without falling over.