Secular 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0
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The Home Ministry has cautioned security forces to avoid civilian killings in J&K at all costs, a senior government official said. The Centre has sent a message to the Army, the Central Armed Police Forces and the State police not to kill civilians. The Centre and the State government want to ensure a peaceful summer, as tourism has taken a massive hit in the past two years due to a series of encounters and protests.Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has also made it clear that the panchayat elections should be held after the tourist season is over. According to the Home Ministry’s data, as many as 64 incidents of ‘terrorist violence’ were reported till March 11 in J&K, where two civilians were killed. Last year, 39 terrorist-related incidents were reported during the same period. In 2016-17, as many as 664 terrorist-related incidents were reported, whereas in 2015, there were 208 such incidents. ‘Maximum caution’“Tourism is the main revenue generator in the State and it has suffered immensely in the past two years. While, the operation against militants will continue, the security forces have been asked to exercise maximum caution,” said the official.Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Joint Secretary Gyanesh Kumar visited Srinagar on Monday, where they are learnt to have reviewed the security situation and the pending infrastructure projects in the State. The situation in the Kashmir Valley has been fragile since July 8, 2016 when Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and two others were killed in an encounter with security forces. The Valley was rocked by violent protests.“We are watching the situation very closely and the summers ahead are crucial for the State. Normalcy has to be restored in the Valley at all costs as people have suffered huge losses,” said the official.
SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Coach: Boy SablanLast Season: 3-11 (8th Place)Holdovers: Marvin Lee, Jeepy FaundoAdditions: Steve Akomo, Christian Garcia, Jordan Sta. AnaKey Losses: Louie Vigil, Jon Sheriff, Renzo Subido, Mario BonleonCoach Boy Sablan acknowledges that after last year’s disastrous run, the UAAP Season 80 campaign will be make or break for him in University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa But Sablan is willing to take on all comers in his second season at the helm for the Growling Tigers with a squad that he can proudly say is his own.“I built this team unlike last year’s. When I arrived, I had no choice but to run with whatever I had. This time, I’m in control of everything. We had a longer preparation this time and I believe we’re in a better groove,” said Sablan in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutParading a mix of veterans and new recruits, Sablan is confident with the group that is slowly showing signs of maturity after the numerous pocket tournaments it participated in in the run up for this season.We had a longer time to prepare, not like before that we only had two months of preparation. So now, we’re running a bit better. The system I was trying to instill last year is finally happening. The bottomline is we had a longer preparation,” said Sablan. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES With key figures from last season’s campaign gone, the Growling Tigers will lean on veterans Marvin Lee and Jeepy Faundo to carry the fight.But Sablan believes that UST’s unpredictability makes it dangerous, as he expects several players to step up unlike others who depend largely on only one go-to guy.“You won’t rely on just one person. Everybody can be depended on. There are no main guys. I’m not particular on one, two, or three players. Now, I have more confidence on my players. I trust what they can do on the court.”While he’s not willing to make any promises, he guarantees that UST will be better prepared for the challenges that this season brings.“No promises,” he said. “That the team prepared well and we’ll try do everything we practiced the last eight months during the games. You’ll see the changes in our players. That’s one thing you have to watch out for. You’ll see the difference.”ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UST Growling Tigers428 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Gilas Pilipinas joins Fiba Asia Champions Cup in China UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC
India will host Pakistan next year. The International Cricket Council latest Future Tours Programme (FTP) shows that the two nations could play three Tests and five one-day internationals in March and April 2012.The cricket teams of the two nations last play each other during the World Cup semi-final in Mohali post the 2008 Mumbai attacks.And India is designated as the host of the series, but FTP list is provisional and chances are that matches maybe played at a neutral venue.No major international cricket side has toured Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in March 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven others.Pakistan now plays “home” games in the United Arab Emirates, England and New Zealand.The last time Pakistan played a Test match in India was in Bangalore in December 2007. India won the series 1-0.The World Cup semi-final apart, their last ODI on Indian soil was in November 2007 in Jaipur. Pakistan won the match but lost that series 3-2.
Barcelona keeper Ter Stegen: Everything in order between players and boardby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen insists there’s no problem between the players and the board.Gerard Pique has accused board members of planting stories in the local press blaming the players for their poor start to the season.But after victory in the Champions League against Inter Milan, Ter Stegen said: “Between the team and the board of directors, everything is in order and the rest… “I am happy to be here and play football… And nothing more. “This is a club and what you have to do is be united.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
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.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 10: The Villanova Wildcats (L) shoot the ball with the Xavier Musketeers during warmups at the Wells Fargo Center on January 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Update: The piccolo player, Roxanne Chalifoux, has chimed in on Twitter regarding the incident. She says she’s a Villanova Wildcat until she dies, through the smiles and the tears. Well done.Villanova wildcat till I die, through the smiles and the tears— Roxanne Chalifoux (@roxiechalifoxie) March 22, 2015Earlier: Saturday night, Villanova became the first 1-seed to go down in this year’s NCAA Tournament, falling to 8-seed NC State in a thriller, 71-68. The Wildcats had trouble on the offensive end all night, shooting just 31% overall, despite Darrun Hilliard II catching absolute fire toward the end of the contest. After it was over, Nova fans were understandably upset. One was taking it a bit harder than most, however.As the game ended, TBS’ cameras panned to a girl in Villanova’s band playing the flute piccolo. She couldn’t control the tears rolling down her cheeks. Video of the incident has gone viral.It’s a tough way for Villanova to lose, but the Wildcats still had an incredible year. Hopefully the young fan can take some solace in that.More: The 64 Most-Annoying Fan Bases
zoomImage Courtesy: Daniel van den Berg on Unsplash India’s Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited (G E Shipping) has inked an agreement to dispose of its Supramax bulker Jag Ratan.The 52,179 dwt vessel will be delivered to an undisclosed new buyer in H1 FY 2018-19, according to the company.Built at South Korean Daedong shipyard in 2001, the ship has a market value of USD 8.12 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.Back in 2007, the 65,500 cbm Jag Ratan was purchased by G E Shipping from Turkish Kaptanoglu Group.Last month, G E Shipping expanded its gas carrier fleet as it took delivery of Jag Vayu, a secondhand medium gas carrier.Including Jag Ratan, company’s current fleet stands at 49 vessels, comprising 34 tankers and 15 dry bulk carriers with an average age of 10.68 years aggregating 3.97 million dwt.
Over 20 remarkable celebrity, film and television experiences and items are up for grabs in the best ever auction and series of prize draws for Red Nose DayTo quote Emma Freud; “This may seriously be the most exciting auction and prize draw of all time, only Comic Relief could have put it together. It is cheeky and unique – and every single one of the items available has something extraordinary about it.” Would you like a chat with Ed Sheeran backstage at one of his shows? This is your moment. Have you ever dreamt of flying to LA to hang out with James Corden at his chat show? He’s right there waiting for you. Doctor Who fans, have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down for brunch with not one, not two, but seven, Doctors? Wonder no more. Feel like hanging out with the Formula 1 drivers at British Grand Prix week, while being given racing tips by Geri Horner? Now’s your chance.And not only that… Claudia Winkleman is asking you to join her for a fringe trim and spray tan Five MasterChef winners want to come to your house to cook you dinner Miranda Hart is hoping to take you for a gallop down The Strand Little Mix are ready and waiting to skype you Jamie Oliver and Michel Roux are longing to teach you to cook Gareth Malone is up for a singing lesson James Rhodes would like to play the piano in your house for 20 of your friends Richard Curtis is waiting to give you a part in his next movie Gillian Anderson wants to join you for a wander around the Tate Modern Davina is looking for a private work out pal Tom Fletcher is all set to come to your house for a story and a sing-song Baking legends, Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussein are in the kitchen wishing to make you a cake. Tanya Burr is excited to take you on a shopping spree with £1,000 to spend on you Kirstie Allsopp is inviting you and your friends to her incredibly beautiful seaside house inDevon Sofie Grabol has had enough of the jumper she wore in The Killing and would like you to have it insteadIt still doesn’t end there, with something for everyone available in this auction, David Heyman is also offering a set visit to Paddington 2, plus tickets to the premiere, of course. Plus there are special items available from Red Dwarf, Topsy and Tim and the Teletubbies, as well as an amazing experience forBestival fans, the auction also includes two VIP tickets to the festival, including a shopping trip for wellies with Daisy Lowe.Over 10 of these amazing experiences will also be up for grabs as part of a very special series of prize draws, so if bidding isn’t your thing, just £5 means you can enter online to be in with a chance of bagging yourself a once-in-a-lifetime experience.Money raised through generous bids and prize draw entries will go to Red Nose Day, which is back on Friday 24th March. All the money raised this Red Nose Day will help make a huge difference to people living incredibly tough lives both here in the UK, and across the world’s poorest communities.The auction is live now, head to givergy.com/rednoseday to enter the prize draws and start bidding – Radio 2 will also be showcasing eight of the items from the auction live on air next week, so listen out! For more information on Red Nose Day head to rednoseday.com.