Friday, November 23, 2018

This Is What Happens When You Stop Reading Shakespeare

An opinion piece wherein Nature takes the side of psychotics.
According to a draft memo leaked to The New York Times, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposes to establish a legal definition of whether someone is male or female based solely and immutably on the genitals they are born with. Genetic testing, it says, could be used to resolve any ambiguity about external appearance...

The proposal — on which HHS officials have refused to comment — is a terrible idea that should be killed off. It has no foundation in science and would undo decades of progress on understanding sex — a classification based on internal and external bodily characteristics — and gender, a social construct related to biological differences but also rooted in culture, societal norms and individual behaviour.
Here are some of the characteristics of a psychotic with the applicable ones further defined.
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions - A delusion is where a person has an unshakeable belief in something untrue.
  • Confused and disturbed thoughts
  • Lack of insight and self-awareness - People who have psychotic episodes are often unaware that their delusions or hallucinations aren't real.
When we ditched the white, European thing because they were horrible people, like Shakespeare, Aquinas and Newton, we threw out all of their accumulated wisdom, too. Now we're having to make up a culture from scratch. The end result is that we follow postmodernist madness down one rabbit hole after another. Hence, we've reached the point where a formerly prestigious journal like Nature is arguing against basic biology.


Here, old Will is pondering how he to oppress minorities.


Foxfier said...

It has no foundation in science

Oh, don't you hate typos?

That should be "it has no foundation in 'SCIENCE!!11!11ELEVEN!!", no "it has no foundation in science."

Dang type-editing.

K T Cat said...