Scientists Pressured to Go PC on Gender

first_imgSecular scientists face a dilemma: say what is politically correct, or state the biological facts about human sexual differences.Biology, genetics, experience and common sense concur that men and women are different. A certain segment of powerful special interests on the left, however, are pressuring everyone to deny common sense and ignore their own eyes. They teach that sex and gender are two different things; anyone can choose to switch between male and female on a whim, and make everyone bow down to your wishes. Some countries, like Canada, are making it a crime to refer to a ‘transgender’ person by the wrong pronoun. Since the special interests directing this cultural change control the media, academia, some courts and NGOs, this is no small challenge to those unwilling to sacrifice their common sense. LGBT advocates promote hate against anyone who considers human sexuality binary (male or female at birth; see commentary), especially those who have religious convictions that the binary types are the way God made us.What’s a scientist to do in this political climate? Let’s look first at some recent findings that acknowledge that men and women are different:Sexual dimorphism and fathers: Biologists routinely speak of sexual dimorphism in animals, such as silverback gorillas that tend to be larger and more aggressive than females, and male peacocks that look and act very different from peahens. Notice the “binary” nature of this common-sense, observational fact. In a recent paper in PLoS One, “Father absence and gendered traits in sons and daughters,” two female scientists speak freely of “sexually dimorphic” traits between boys and girls, considering the impact of father absence on these traits.Men, not women, may be having fewer strokes (Medical Xpress): News items like this speak freely of bodily differences between men and women as actual realities, without considering PC terms of gender. Bodily differences are real.Man flu is real, but women get more autoimmune diseases and allergies (Medical Xpress): This article from The Conversation briefly mentions looking through the “gender lens” but quickly acknowledges that the immune systems of men and women don’t respond the same way to diseases. Key point is “man flu is real”; it’s not a figment of cultural conditioning.Women have more active brains than men (Medical Xpress). Here’s another study that shows bodily and mental differences between men and women. “This is a very important study to help understand gender-based brain differences,” the lead author says. “The quantifiable differences we identified between men and women are important for understanding gender-based risk for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.”Now, let’s see how some scientists are getting swept into the PC trend to deny sexual dimorphism. They will find sexual differences, but then deny that “gender” is binary.Supreme Court rulings can signal a shift in societal norms (Medical Xpress). Leave it to Princeton psychologists to pretend objectivity about gay marriage while clearly celebrating it. They even extend the LGBT alphabet by three letters, LGBTQIA (“lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual/agender/aromantic”). How far will this insanity go in days ahead? Will we all have to memorize [email protected]#!&$? and be careful not to “discriminate” against any of them, whatever they turn out to be? Clearly, everyone is rushing to jump on the identity bandwagon, including ‘scientists’ who like to look trendy. The shrinks end by noting that a case is pending before the Supreme Court where a baker was facing the loss of his business for not willingly participating in a gay marriage by baking a cake for them; the outcome is sure to be important for religious liberty, but the article’s bias is palpable: “the appeal of a state decision to uphold discrimination charges levied by a gay couple against a bakery that refused to make a cake for the couple’s same-sex wedding.” What would they think of the case of bakers who refused to bake a Donald Trump birthday cake for a 9-year old boy? (Truth Revolt). What would they think of the man who wants to marry his laptop computer and demands state recognition and a wedding cake? (Washington Times).Medicine’s gender revolution—how women stopped being treated as ‘small men’ (Medical Xpress). Deb Colville at The Conversation identifies a flaw in medical history, which tended to view the male body as the standard for anatomy and the female as a special case. “Until the turn of this century, there was little sense in Western medicine that gender mattered,” she says. “Outside the niche of female reproductive medicine, the male body was the universal model for anatomy studies.” This error could have been corrected by treating men and women as equally important and equally valuable. Instead, Colville leaps onto the PC gender bandwagon, saying, “Gender is not the same as sex, which is about biological and physical male-female differences. Gender relates to the social and cultural behaviours we attach to the biological aspects of sex; it is not binary and exists on a spectrum.” By the end, she is preaching against the sin of treating gender as binary.Do men and women really find different words funny? Here’s what the research says (Phys.org). Judith Baxter at The Conversation acknowledges that men and women differ in what they consider humorous, but then leaps onto the PC gender bandwagon, preaching, “The danger of reducing the use of humour to simple comparisons between men and women is that it can lead to binary gender stereotyping, thus reinforcing the very folk myths about men and women’s language that recent research has dispelled.” Oh, you evil people who think men and women are binary! (like everyone in thousands of years of history before T was added to LGB a few years ago).Transgender Military Ban: 5 Facts That Rebut Trump’s Claims (Live Science). This ‘science’ site, always ready to take the far-left side on any issue, rears its politically-biased head again. Sara G. Miller rushes to denounce President Trump in a knee-jerk reaction, selectively citing alleged ‘scientific’ statistics to show that since he is Donald Trump, a Republican, he must be wrong again. The main thrust of her argument is that it’s not disruptive and not expensive. She fails to point out that the order to let transgenders serve openly in the military was an executive order made by Obama in the last days of his administration, leaving this can of worms on the new president’s oval-office desk. Indeed, Ash Carter had directed the military to actively recruit transgenders in 2017 (after Obama was out of office), and to pay for their expensive sex change operations. Critics point out that the mission of the military is to win the nation’s wars, not to become a lab for social experimentation. The order would favor those with a psychological dysphoria – a ridiculous double standard considering that people who wish to serve can be denied military service for peanut allergy or nearsightedness. Should taxpayer dollars support the fantasies of transgenders who would be unable to perform their duties for up to a year or more? What about morale to normal servicemen in the trenches? In addition, precious time was set aside to train all military personnel in how to be nice to these confused individuals. Live Science mentions none of this.How marriage may protect transgender couples (Phys.org). A smiling woman’s face accompanies this headline. “Transgender people who are married are less likely to experience discrimination than their unmarried counterparts, indicates a national study led by a Michigan State University sociologist.” What does ‘science’ have to do with this? Does she care about the discrimination against people with sincerely held religious beliefs that have been common understanding for thousands of years, relying on unchanging principles from God, who cannot embrace the confusion that transgender marriage injects into society? Where is her article with this headline: “Common-sense people with sincerely-held beliefs in traditional values are less likely to experience discrimination when the Supreme Court protects religious liberty”? Crickets.Fired Google engineer files complaint, weighs legal options (Phys.org). Talk about discrimination; here is a case to watch. A Google employee was reprimanded and fired for daring to question the PC denial that men and women are different. When he suggested that men and women have different aptitudes in the tech industry (a common belief going way back that is probably still common among people too scared to say so), Google fired him for the crime of “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” Predictably, it was the recently-hired “diversity director” who offered the canned explanation that Google remains “unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success.” Conservatives need not apply for said “inclusion”.Update 8/12/17: On WND, Michael Brown provides some much-needed logical analysis of the double-talk in the transgender movement. For example, transgender advocates claim that gender is not what is between your legs, but what is between your ears. “But if that’s the case,” Brown asks, “when a biological boy is convinced he’s really a girl, why is he put on hormone blockers to stop the onset of puberty so he won’t develop as a boy. And why, when he’s old enough, does he get sex-change surgery to change his genitals? I thought genitals didn’t determine gender?” It gets better; read on.Commentary: In very rare cases, gene abnormalities can sometimes give rise to ambiguous sexual conditions, such as the XXY genotype. Parents of children born with such physical abnormalities are often counseled to raise the child in one or the other gender orientation, or perhaps wait till the child is old enough to decide. The Transgender movement is not about these rare cases. It portrays gender as a personal taste independent of sex that any person can have regardless of their XX or XY chromosomes and physical parts. While there have always been tomboy girls and effeminate boys, it used to be called “sexual dysphoria” and often, children grew out of it by their teens. The Transgender movement is different. It pushes those with dysphoria to parade and celebrate their confusion, and requires everyone else to celebrate their choice under penalty of law. It expects society to pay for expensive hormonal treatments and surgeries, which do nothing to change their chromosomes, but only turns XY males into freakish women or XX women into freakish men, often permanently damaging their bodies. A transgender male is never going to get a prostate gland, and a transgender female is never going to give birth. Extreme proponents of Transgender lunacy consider gender a spectrum of dozens of forms, each with its own newly-concocted sets of pronouns by which everyone must refer to them. All of this is harmful to support a fantasy that is anti-science. How much better to counsel them lovingly to accept the way God created them, and to learn to enjoy being who they are?Leftists have opened Pandora’s Box with their identity politics. Now everybody with a grievance is going to jump onto the discrimination/diversity/inclusion bandwagon, seeking redress of their grievances for people who don’t kowtow to their feelings. It’s a tool they used against me at JPL, treating my sharing scientific evidences for intelligent design as making co-workers “uncomfortable” and not being sensitive to their feelings (as if I was not discriminated against, nor included in the diversity of views, nor had my feelings taken into account hearing Darwin preaching every week). I love the two cases mentioned above: the 9-year-old boy wanting a Trump birthday cake, and the guy marrying his laptop. They show the way out of the leftist insanity back to common sense. Give the leftists a taste of their own medicine by using their own Alinsky tactics against them. Yes, demand that the bakery make a Donald Trump cake, and run them out of town if they refuse! Take it to the Supreme Court! Demand that the state honor the wedding for the man and his laptop spouse! Demand that bakeries honor his wish for a cake! Enough of these role reversals, and the leftists may get the message, “Uh, this isn’t working as planned.” But then again, you never know. Never underestimate the illogic of a far-leftist cultural wacko. For evidence, watch the documentary “Indoctrinate U” and enjoy the look on the faces of the university diversity staff when film-maker Evan Coyne Maloney, posing as a campus visitor, innocently asks where the Men’s Resource Center is. The film is hilarious because it is (tragically) real.(Visited 517 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott Got His Wisdom Teeth Out, And The Painkillers Haven’t Worn Off Quite Yet

first_imgA closeup of Ezekiel Elliott during an Ohio State game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, the star of the College Football Playoff, underwent surgery to remove his wisdom teeth Friday morning. Judging by the way he’s been acting on Twitter, the painkillers he was given afterwards haven’t quite worn off. He’s been hilarious for over an hour now.it was a success! pic.twitter.com/5ZmEV0VpdW— Dawn (@itz_mizdee) February 6, 2015Fresh out of wisdom teeth surgery— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015“@ArianFoster: In the dentist about to go under to get the wisdom out of my teeth, and they have Mike Jack playin’. Smh” twins— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Someone come take care of me— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Baddies only lol— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, [email protected]_8 sympathy nuggets. The plan in infallible— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Sooooo hungry— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Omg mashed potatoes— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015“@gkeyknee: @EzekielElliott sounds like you’re thirsty…” Get off my— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015My dad has left me home alone. Stranded to die— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Guess he doesn’t love me— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015I think Zeke’s pain pills are working.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) February 6, 2015Keep doing you, Zeke.last_img read more

Junior oil firms cutting dividends output as prices remain embarrassingly low

first_imgCompanies in this article include: (TSX:CJ, TSX:GXO, TSX:BNE)The Canadian Press CALGARY — A pair of junior Calgary oil companies are cutting payouts to shareholders and reducing production because of current steep discounts on western Canadian oil prices.Both Cardinal Energy Ltd. and Granite Oil Corp. say they can’t afford to wait and see if production cuts imposed by the Alberta government starting Jan. 1 will work to drain a glut of oil and thus allow prices to recover.Cardinal shares fell by more than six per cent in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange after it announced it would temporarily cut its monthly dividend from 3.5 cents to a penny per share in view of “embarrassingly low prices” in the fourth quarter.Granite stock fell by as much as 4.7 per cent after it announced it would suspend its monthly dividend of 2.3 cents per share.Cardinal said it has decided to cut what had been record production of 22,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by 15 per cent (about 3,300 boe/d) to avoid net losses due to low prices.Granite, similarly, said it has stopped production of about 200 boe/d after posting third-quarter output of just under 2,000 boe/d.“Our lack of provincial and federal government leadership and failure to act in getting new export pipelines built is costing not only Alberta, but all Canadians significant revenue and future investment in our country,” said Cardinal in a news release.“Although we don’t think that the current pricing differentials between Canadian barrels and U.S. barrels will be permanent, we are obligated to our shareholders to protect our business and our balance sheet until Canadian prices improve.”Junior oil firm Bonterra Energy Corp. announced in late November it would cut its monthly dividend to a penny from 10 cents per share.Bonterra and several other Alberta oil companies have said they will delay announcing budgets and providing guidance for 2019 until January in anticipation of more visibility on where oil and gas prices are headed.last_img read more

Regional District cancels December 7 meeting on the Southern Mountain Caribou Program

first_imgA reschedule date for the meeting has yet to be announced.For more information, you can visit prrd.bc.ca DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has cancelled the meeting in regards to the Southern Mountain Caribou Program.The meeting was to take place on December 7, 2018.The main purpose of the meeting was to receive a delegation from Assistant Deputy Minister Jennifer McGuire, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy regarding the current status of the discussions regarding caribou recovery activities west of Chetwynd.last_img read more

Gonzaga coach With Ohio State its pick your poison

PITTSBURGH – Survive and advance. That’s the mentality many basketball teams adopt in the NCAA Tournament. Ohio State is not one of those teams. The No. 2 seed Buckeyes will face No. 7 seed Gonzaga Saturday after defeating Loyola (MD), 78-59, Thursday, but the Buckeyes were not satisfied with their performance. Sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas, who scored a career-high 31 points in OSU’s first game, said he was treating the performance as a loss. OSU committed 18 turnovers Thursday and many Buckeyes said that if they continue to be careless with the ball against Gonzaga, they might be sent packing. “I think the first thing that jumps out at us is our inability to take care of the ball,” sophomore guard Aaron Craft said. “Turning it over 20 times is something we can’t do especially against a great team like Gonzaga tomorrow.” Gonzaga played pressure defense against No. 10 seed West Virginia in their first NCAA Tournament game en route to a 77-54 victory. OSU has never played the Bulldogs, but Gonzaga matched up with both Illinois and Michigan State earlier in the season. Gonzaga lost both games by seven points. Despite being a mid-major in the West Coast Conference, Gonzaga reminds OSU coach Thad Matta of teams in the Big Ten. “There’s a lot of similarities to their transition half-court offense to Michigan State,” Matta said. “And (they resemble) Indiana with their personnel. “ Gonzaga coach Mark Few said the Buckeyes will be a tough matchup for his team, but thinks he has the players to compete. “This is going to be a very difficult matchup for us, but at the same time we have good bigs, they have good bigs,” Few said. “The strength and the core of this team was built around our inside guys … much like Ohio State.” The inside play for Gonzaga starts with 7-foot senior center Robert Sacre who was named his conference’s defensive player of the year. He averages 11.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game on the season and had a team-high 14 points in the victory against West Virginia. Sacre will likely be matched up with OSU sophomore forward Jared Sullinger, who has averaged 21 points per game since the Buckeyes entered the postseason. Sullinger said he got a chance to watch Sacre a little bit before OSU’s game. “He was good. He was athletic,” Sullinger said. “He did a little bit of everything for them.” Sullinger had 12 points and 11 rebounds against Loyola (MD). Thomas has been the guy leading OSU as of late, though. At 21.5 points per game, he’s been OSU’s leading scorer through the postseason. Thomas has scored in double digits in each of the last 10 games. “Deshaun is probably one of our most consistent players throughout the however many games we’ve played,” Matta said. “What he’s brought to this team has No. 1 been his consistency and No. 2 guys look at him and see the effort and the commitment he’s made to do other things.” Thomas’ 31 points Thursday made him one of seven Buckeyes all time to score 30 points in an NCAA Tournament game. “I was just trying to get to the right spots at the right time,” Thomas said of his performance. “Then I was just knocking them down. I was just feeling it a little bit.” Few said that because OSU has scoring options like Thomas and Sullinger, it’s hard to focus on any one guy. “You’re just going to have to pick your poison on how much defensive attention you give to Sullinger when you have other great players like (senior guard William Buford) and Thomas and Aaron Craft,” Few said. Gonzaga and OSU will tip off at about 2:50 p.m. at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. read more

Girona president denies Stuani Barca talks

first_imgDelfi Geli insists speculation linking Girona’s star frontman Cristhian Stuani with a surprise transfer to local rivals Barcelona has no basisThe 32-year-old has enjoyed a prolific campaign in front of goal for Girona this season with 12 goals in 17 games making him La Liga’s third highest scorer.Due to this, reports from multiple Spanish news outlets claimed that Barcelona are preparing to trigger Stuani’s €15m release fee at Girona in light of losing forwards Paco Alcacer and Munir El Haddadi.But the Girona president Geli expects to see Stuani remain at the Estadi Montilivi beyond this month’s transfer window.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“There is nothing to say about this,” Geli told Cadena Ser.“Stuani is our players, he is very happy here and we are very happy to have him here, there are no other updates.“This story does not have a basis in fact, I cannot say anything else.”Stuani scored Girona’s second goal on Wednesday night in their 3-3 Copa del Rey draw at Atletico Madrid to progress to quarter-finals on away goal difference.last_img read more

SANDAG considers options for regional transportation future

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In the next few months, we’ll be hearing more about the regional transportation plan from SANDAG. The San Diego Association of Government is responsible for updating a regional plan every four years.This year, with a new SANDAG chief, there’s been a lot more discussion and debate about the direction of the agency’s 2021 regional plan.Executive director Hasan Ikrata has said he wants to put more money into projects for mass transit.Catherine Blakespear, the mayor of Encinitas and the Vice Chair of the SANDAG board said SANDAG has to decide how to make the best use of TransNet revenue, the money from the half penny county sales tax that goes to pay for transportation projects.In the past, most of the TransNet money has been spent on highways and roads. Blakespear noted that the plan’s revision must reflect more stringent state requirements to reduce vehicle emissions. She said public transit, such as trolleys, light rail and “people movers” should be considered as a way to take more cars off the road to reduce congestion.“State requirements for our plan require that we show that people will drive less, and expanding roadways doesn’t do that.” Blakespear said.In the TransNet proposal put to the voters in 2004, 14 highway and road improvement projects were approved, but remain unfunded to date.With construction costs rising and more emphasis on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, Blaskspear said it’s doubtful that all of those projects will get off the ground.“The goals are congestion relief so anybody who you can take off the road and have them take the train because the train is more frequent, and it goes where they want to go, that person is reducing congestion,” Blakespear said.Some SANDAG board members have been openly critical of the new focus, and are asking whether the needs of drivers in the North and East Counties have been shortchanged.Blakespear said it’s too early to jump to any conclusions about which projects will be prioritized.“I believe the ultimate plan will have improvements for those roads, but it will be paired with more of a focus on transit than we’ve seen before,” she said.SANDAG’s updated plan is still being developed and will be presented to the agency’s board this fall. Posted: May 16, 2019 Sasha Foo Sasha Foo, May 16, 2019 SANDAG considers options for regional transportation future Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Skilak Lake Road Impassible Due To Icy Conditions

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has issued an advisory that Skilak Lake Road has been considered ‘impassible’ due to icy conditions. According to a Facebook post from the Refuge, if you have cabin reservations at Upper Ohmer or Engineer Lake Cabins, you will be contacted by the Cabin Manager or can call 907-262-7021. The Department of Transportation will continue to update road conditions through 511.alaska.gov. Clifton Peterson, Facility Manager: “In our opinion due to ice- people need to be cautious of their travel.” The advisory was issued late Tuesday, and continues through today, December 6, Drivers are asked to avoid using Skilak Lake Road until conditions improve.last_img read more