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Science journal embraces reincarnation research in support of transgender ideology

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It’s okay, Jerry, this is in support of transgender ideology, and that’s now science (Science?):

From Abstract: Objectives: This study examines childhood gender nonconformity (GNC) in conjunction with the phenomenon in which young children describe memories of a purported previous life. Methods: In a case-control study of 469 children reporting past-life memories, we used logistic regression to examine predictors of GNC, measured by documented gender nonconforming behaviors. Results: Children who remembered a life involving a different natal sex were much more likely to exhibit GNC than children who remembered a same-sex life. Conclusions: After exploring potential explanations, we conclude that past-life memories represent a novel factor that may be associated with the development of GNC.(paywall) Marieta Pehlivanova, Monica J. Janke, Jack Lee & Jim B. Tucker, Childhood Gender Nonconformity and Children’s Past-Life Memories, Received 30 May 2018, Accepted 04 Sep 2018, Published online: 15 Nov 2018 International Journal of Sexual Health More.

Conclusions: Among children who report memories of a previous life, gender nonconformity is strongly associated with a purported life as a member of a different sex. This association may offer insights into contributors to gender nonconformity in children who do not express such memories. In clinical settings, when past-life memories are present in conjunction with GNC, it may be beneficial to address this connection in focused psychotherapy. It is possible that currently unidentified hormonal or neurochemical factors could predispose affected children to both phenomena, or as Stevenson and Keil (2005) suggested, perhaps a previously unrecognized factor of consciousness may be involved.

There is a devastatingly obvious alternative to the idea that both associated ideas have merit but in these times, it may be wisest to leave the reader to guess what that alternative is.

One of the authors, Jim B. Tucker, has been researching past lives (reincarnation) for some time so our scout says it probably isn’t a hoax.

Some expect a pushback from naturalists (nature is all there is) in science, often called “materialists.” But it’s not clear. Science is changing. If consciousness is an evolved illusion, only survival matters, not truth. And today, you survive by conforming to whatever the journal Nature conforms to, whatever it is.

At least, the people who embrace any nonsense that gives them power are acting out what they believe. (They believe in power.) Recently, Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne has been freaking out about all that but who’s really listening? His fellow Darwinians? Why?

Readers, can you offer “sciencey” suggestions for making reincarnation a part of science? Bring in Darwinism as much as you can; that’s sure to sell it.

Just think: Soon, the new “anti-science” will mean not believing in past lives.

Hat tip: Pos-darwinista

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See also: About the facts of life, Darwinian Jerry Coyne is still being stubborn … Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry “Why Evolution Is True” Coyne continues to refuse to follow Nature down the primrose path of political correctness and is doubling down on what people used to be allowed to accept as biological fact (Coyne was president of an evolution society which has started to wobble on whether sexes are real divisions.)

Is Darwinist Jerry Coyne starting to get it about SJW “science”? Ah, not a moment too soon.; Here is a perfect specimen of sp. SJW, Trollus inyerfaceus. We have certainly dealt with them. Coyne may find some in his own back yard.

The perfect storm: Darwinists meet the progressive “evolution deniers” — and cringe… Double down cringe…

The Darwinians’ cowardice before SJW mobs explained in detail: They thought the mob was coming for someone else.

Rob Sheldon: Have a little pity for scientists scared of SJWs I thought the Areo article was the most honest I have met in a long while. It is one thing to boast about courage in the faculty lounge, it is quite another in the provost’s office. I have been cursed with both experiences.

Colin Wright, “The New Evolution Deniers” at Quillette

12 Replies to “Science journal embraces reincarnation research in support of transgender ideology

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    Dean_from_Ohio says:

    Reincarnation is not compatible with science, but it sure is compatible with Scientism, which is an idolatry, which is a fundamentally spiritual belief system that places something else in the rightful place of the Creator God. An idol is something that we love and trust. It gives meaning to our lives and, as the downward arc of idolatry progresses, puts a gloss of objectivity and sophistication on the growing evil desires that are at war inside us and against reality. As the song goes, everybody’s worshiping somethin’.

    Other idols: wealth (a particularly pernicious one because it almost fits in that God-shaped gap in our hearts, and it’s fungible), government, pleasure, the naked exercise of the will to power. Even good things, like Faith, Family and Freedom can become idols if they displace God. But those chief values of the Right are, on average, less likely to become idols than the chief values of the Left: Self, Sex and Socialism.

    The Left’s blending of two idols—radical autonomy and radical egalitarianism—are at the root of the deadly mischief it is doing in the West. Of course, they always leave themselves out of the bite of their idols when they can. They believe in anointing the raw will to power as “choice” even as murder, but deny it to their opponents exercising their explicitly enumerated right to a choice of freedom of religion. They believe everyone should be made equal to everyone else, except when they don’t: they exempt themselves from their utopian do-gooding to preserve their wealth, their health care, their housing estates, their private transportation, their massive use of carbon to support lavish lifestyles while condemning whole continents to poverty as a sacrifice to Gaia. They do this in every sphere of life, all the way down to their right to do political telemarketing to you while making it illegal for everyone else (but which isn’t enforced anyway, judging from the calls I still get to my do-not-call-listed number).

    Progressivism is a putrid, toxic, murderous idol-ology that will end in death camps and mass extermination if it has its way. Progressivism poisons everything, because idol worship kills everything. The last idol is Death.

    Idol worshippers are not nice people.

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    News says:

    Dean_from_Ohio at 1, can you say more about how reincarnation is compatible with scientism? It is a belief that depends on the immortality of the soul. Isn’t it? What alternatives are there?

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    Seversky says:

    As I read it, this is not a science journal “embracing reincarnation research”, it is a journal publishing a paper in which the researchers studied children’s reports of past-life memories to see if they could be a predictor of gender nonconformity in later life.. They are not investigating whether or not reincarnation actually happens.

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    Dean_from_Ohio says:

    Severely @ 3,

    You’ve made a distinction without a difference. They are not assuming the “past life” memories are a figment of the imagination, are they? If not, they are assuming that reincarnation might happen. That is closer, much closer, to full blown reincarnation than it is to science.

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    News says:

    Seversky at 3, “Among children who report memories of a previous life, gender nonconformity is strongly associated with a purported life as a member of a different sex. This association may offer insights into contributors to gender nonconformity in children who do not express such memories. ” The most likely explanation is that the children in question are highly suggestible. But that account of the situation won’t validate transgenderism. So a more likely development is that past lives will be taken seriously.

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    Dean_from_Ohio says:

    News @ 2,

    Chesterton famously stated, “When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.”

    The fundamental reality of belief is not in the head; it is in the heart. When a human being has rejected God, any substitute will eventually do, coherence be damned. The only logic is escape from, and rebellion against, the One who must not be acknowledged.

    The longer the world endures, the more this hidden network of the foes of God expands. The longer the house of the human heart is left swept and clean, but vacant, the more wicked spirits will be drawn to it. The new occupants never party alone.

    The stated propositions of Hinduism (where resides the critical mass of belief in reincarnation) and Scientism are indeed opposite and logically incompatible. But they are joined underneath by the inexorable Force, that Hyddeous Strength, of increasingly organized opposition to God.

    The consistency is not propositional, but spiritual and volitional. God is not the author of confusion, but his Enemy certainly is.

    Look at the massive cognitive discontinuities in the West in our own day. The Red-Green axis, the alliance of Socialism and Islam, goes beyond just a temporary alliance or a marriage of convenience. They are meant for one another, but in a perverse and twisted way that could come only from the Father of Lies. Islam is the embodiment of toxic masculinity, and Progressivism the very embodiment of toxic femininity. Like the Beast and the Great Prostitute of Babylon in the account of Revelation, they are a parody of Christ and his bride the Church. The Beast, instead of giving himself in love for her and to her forever, takes what he wants from the Prostitute even as he hates her, and then he snuffs her.

    This parade of discontinuities goes on and on. The Women’s March, Darwinists who posit that aliens seeded life on earth, the European secularists and globalists who open themselves to receive the rape of their societies by the Muslim hordes and silence all opposition to it are just a few examples.

    In short, that’s what idolatries amount to: a worldwide incarnation of a snuff film that spans millennia but definitely has a bloody ending. The participants all hold in common what matters most to them—rebellion against God—and play the parts written for them.

    Do you think the editors of Science and Nature started with the intention to accept things like reincarnation? Of course not. Their idol of Scientism left their heart swept of ignorance and superstition, but empty. What they didn’t realize was that spirits more wicked than ignorance and superstition, and even more wicked than Darwinism and Atheism, would come, and have come, to the party. They’ve lost control of their house, and their only thought now is to smile nervously and keep the party going.

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    Dean_from_Ohio says:

    More nonsense in the vein of reincarnation, sort of, but the follow-up comments are pretty funny:

    https://twitter.com/chrisloesch/status/1072327923754000384?s=21

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    buffalo says:

    To support detachment from reality they call upon more detachment from reality?

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    ET says:

    I don’t understand the hatred of reincarnation. To me it always made sense that a merciful God would allow us chances to get it right. That is as opposed to possibly being banished forever for some stupidity you committed in a relative blink of an eye.

    And until we are all ready for another plane of existence we must suffer reincarnation- we all go together.

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    Seversky says:

    Dean_from_Ohio @ 4

    Severely @ 3,

    You’ve made a distinction without a difference. They are not assuming the “past life” memories are a figment of the imagination, are they? If not, they are assuming that reincarnation might happen. That is closer, much closer, to full blown reincarnation than it is to science.

    I don’t see anything there to suggest that the researchers believe in reincarnation so I assume they believe that these reports are just figments of the children’s imagination.

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    Seversky says:

    Dean_from_Ohio @ 6

    This parade of discontinuities goes on and on. The Women’s March, Darwinists who posit that aliens seeded life on earth, the European secularists and globalists who open themselves to receive the rape of their societies by the Muslim hordes and silence all opposition to it are just a few examples.

    In short, that’s what idolatries amount to: a worldwide incarnation of a snuff film that spans millennia but definitely has a bloody ending. The participants all hold in common what matters most to them—rebellion against God—and play the parts written for them

    It seems to me this blog is infected with a bad case of apocalypsism.

    Look, if your God is the omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, etc, Creator I assume you believe Him to be then all this is irrelevant. A God who conjured this entire Universe into existence could presumably wipe it all out – or at least those parts that displeased Him – in an instant, if He chose. There is nothing we could possibly do about it, there is nothing we could possibly do to harm Him. So, if this Universe and everything within it, whether good or bad, continues to exist then it must be by His will. It makes no sense to think that a God capable of creating this entire, unimaginably vast Universe is going to be worried in the slightest by the Women’s March or what Darwinists think.

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    Dean_from_Ohio says:

    Seversky @ 10,

    What do you think they mean by “a previously unrecognized factor of consciousness?” They can’t mean figment of imagination because that is long recognized. That phrase, when you read it aloud, is the sound of them opening the door to the supernatural to justify their moral choices.

    Seversky @ 11,

    I agree—a lot of interest is spent here on pursuing the revealed truth. That’s the literal meaning of “apocalypsism,” so I say let’s have more of it. But you beg the question, that there is an external standard of health that fails when we come down with a “bad case” of it. We know you have no external standard of right and wrong, so how could you have an external standard of health versus a “bad case” of anything, or even a “bad” anything? Please amend your language to note more clearly that your personal preference is different than what you observe here.

    But you have no use for revealed truth. Therefore, when you write, “It makes no sense to think …” you are at least consistent. Consistently wrong, I believe, but better a stopped clock than one with a bias; at least it is right twice a day.

    It’s a human tendency to think we know better than God. That’s why the Apostle Peter, who could be called the best friend of Jesus, and many other authors in the Bible spent so much time warning us not to be lulled into complacency. It turns out God does care about the moral lives of his human creatures. A lot! Peter writes, well, I’ll let you read part of his second letter, chapter 3:

    Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

    But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

    But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

    Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

    You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

    (2 Peter chapter 3, New King James Version of the Bible)

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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