Alice Roberts is a professor with an excellent resume. From her website:
I make programmes and write books about human anatomy, physiology, evolution, archaeology and history. I passionately believe that universities are about generating and spreading knowledge to the widest possible audience.She has also discarded rational thought when it comes to the transgendered.
I’m a medical doctor, and went on to become a university lecturer. I taught human anatomy to students and doctors, and did research into human origins and disease in ancient skeletons - which formed the basis for my PhD.
I’ll bet your school biology told you species couldn’t interbreed and have fertile offspring either... biology is, quite simply, messier and more wonderful than some people would like it to be. Ask a clown fish!— Prof Alice Roberts (@theAliceRoberts) November 4, 2019
If you were wondering about the difference, clown fish can perform as their new sex after the transition. The mentally ill cannot. That's biology. That's science. That's fact. Alice, who by all rights ought to know better and in her heart, surely does, denies this. Her analogy is ludicrous, prima facie.
How have we gotten to the point where a legitimate, educated, accomplished science-woman is deliberately spouting twaddle and then defending it online? When she can't defend it, she blocks people who try to engage in rational debate.
You didn’t mention humans...— Prof Alice Roberts (@theAliceRoberts) November 4, 2019
I would argue that she blocked him because his line of questioning leads to a fence, a boundary on human behavior. She's not defending transgender people so much as she's defending the right to do whatever you want, say whatever you want and espouse whatever you want without contradiction or limits to your actions. I don't mean First Amendment stuff here, I mean disagreement or disapproval.
No one knows where this is going to lead. Like Modern Monetary Theory, discarding objective reality and rational conversation can lead anywhere.
|We now allow sexual perverts ready access to our children. When we discarded rational conversation, we found we lost any reason why not.|