… not only is the mind real but it is so real that nature doesn’t even matter.
Barry Arrington wrote here recently,
Elizabeth Warren says that a DNA report that shows she is between 1/1024th and 1/64th Colombian, Mexican or Peruvian absolutely scientifically proves her claim that she was a Cherokee Indian, so President Trump must pay up on his $1 million bet.
But Elizabeth Warren is also a strong supporter of the trans-gender movement. So she also believes that a DNA report that shows a person has an XY chromosome is scientifically meaningless with respect to whether the person is a male and a DNA report that shows a person has an XX chromosome is scientifically meaningless with respect to whether the person is a female.
Well, Barry, usually 2 + 2 = 5 but sometimes it only = 3, if the progressive cause demands 3. Say goodbye to x and y is not just a fun slogan. If anyone thinks so, that is their mistake.
Alex Berezow weighs in on a recent conflict in which a transgender man who won the women’s cycling contest claims that we have no idea why men outperform women in sports: “I think a lot of the current gap is sociological, not biological.” Berezow replies:
We have no idea why men outperform women in sports? Wrong. Men are bigger than women. Period. Additionally, men have more muscle mass: Skeletal muscle constitutes about 42% of a man’s body mass but only 36% of a woman’s body mass. This is literally textbook anatomy & physiology.
Likewise, Dr. McKinnon’s claim that the performance gap between men and women in sports being due to sociological differences rather than biological ones is pure rubbish. The reason that the world’s fastest male 100-meter sprinter (Usain Bolt) is nearly one full second faster than the world’s fastest female sprinter (Florence Griffith-Joyner) is because of biology, not the male patriarchy.Alex Berezow, “Should Men Who Identify As Women Compete In Women’s Sports?” at American Council on Science and Health
One wonders, will people still be allowed to make these obvious points a decade from now and remain on the career path?
A National Post (Canada) columnist spells out the implications:
Recently, a transgender male who claims to be a “strident feminist” won a women’s cycling world championship. At this rate, it’s only a matter of time until transgender men fill the entire podium of women’s events. Barbara Kay, “The End of Women’s Sports” at Rebel Media
But in the world of 2 + 2 = 5 or whatever (or else!), many (biological, 2x) women may be happy roadkill. We shall see.
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See also: Elizabeth Warren and the progressive war on science It’s true, people sometimes make up stuff about themselves and come to believe it, and it doesn’t usually matter. But in the age of legal affirmative action and identity politics, it does matter when a major politician makes such claims because they involve entitlements, benefits, and the historical record.
Progressives’ War on Reality Proceeds Apace (where boys who “felt” they were girls came in first and second in the race, and the girls were, reportedly, happy roadkill).
Education prof: Upend science to benefit the oppressed. One gets the impression that many people in science think that the social justice warriors are not serious and that after a certain point, they will just go away. That is the mistake of the people in science.