a reply to: Joecanada11
Ignore them and let this thread fade into oblivion. They seem to be resolved in their ways, why this topic in particular is a focus of theirs, no
idea. That being said the simple fact that they cite the XX XY as the end all be all shows that they haven't had any formal training in the field.
Probably not much beyond, maybe a simple intro bio course in high school or college, that barely scratches the surface of the complexities of the
Despite Genetic research taking massive strides over the last 3 decades and tools that allow us to manipulate single nucleotides in live cells and
"decoding" the genome, we have barely scratched the surface in terms of describing/cataloging the intricacies of these systems. To model these
networks with any predictive ability requires algorithms on the order of the ones used in artificial neural networks and mathematics used in chaos
theory and bifurcation theory among other things, and even those can be insufficient. Boolean logic is usually used because it is binary and thus
comparatively easy to model and test its predictive ability, but it is prone to high level of information loss due to these systems not being binary
and subject to tons of variables.
Now take a step out from that, these extremely complicated, dynamic, time dependent, situation dependent, and what you had for breakfast dependent
systems all happen within each of your cells and our ability to directly observe it in action is low at best. And they are all connected, there is no
isolated part of this as far as I know. These systems also communicate between each of these cells and to suggest that different individual cells (of
the same type) don't receive different signals of different strength at different times during those individual cell's different gene and gene product
expression levels would be naive. I wouldn't be surprised, just like with cancer and other heavily studied fields, if and when we get to the point of
accurately modeling the human body and its systems that multiple reasons and conditions can occur that ultimately lead up to someone being born trans
or cis, gay or straight, with high intelligence or low intelligence, a freckle in one place or two inches to the left.
I could on for hours about this topic, and if anyone is interested I think there is a post somewhere around hear where I attempt to explain the
problem with both extremes of the GMO debate from the genetic perspective. (all good vs all bad). Googling Gene regulatory networks will present
plenty of dirty pictures that give me horrible memories of upper level genetics courses. In case anyone is wondering, I'm an undergrad biochemistry
and cell molecular biology double major, I also majored in Genetics solely and was about a year from that degree and had only research and non major
electives left before the outside world decided pull me away from the lab I was working in and school. This field has always been a passion of mine
and I plan on grad school and becoming a professor/researcher. This topic in particular also hits me personally because I happen to be trans and was
aware of it since I was two.
Another thing I love is that the people who agree with the OP always seem to accuse or imply that people who disagree with them are attacking them,
are triggered, or whatever non substantive argument they throw at others. Despite the fact they are the ones that brought it up, while claiming they
don't have a problem with it, yet are resolved to spread false notions as the end all be all of human understanding about what, in this case, gender
someone is and whether or not it is possible for the brain to tell someone something difference. And even if they do end up agreeing that, its
possible they then engage in semantic arguments about whether it is a "disorder." The way in which they seem to be insisting upon this word, despite
the experts now agreeing that it isn't, shows that either they are oblivious to the fact that specific words have connotation and invoke specific
imagery depending on who the person is, in this case i'm sorry and can't blame you. Psychopathic knowing that diction is important, but still
insisting upon a word that invokes specific imagery, leading to people having opinions not based in reality and thus marginalizing people for a reason
no better than race, religion, sexual orientation, eye color, left handedness. Don't understand the topic, I won't be mad or upset or think negatively
of someone if they turn around and admit it, and are willing to learn. They have some sort of agenda. Or they could just be here to anger people, but
are ignorant of the damage ideas like that can cause or just don't care.
Things change, including language. Our understanding of reality is constantly expanding, and it would be wise to allow yourself to integrate new
information into your world view regardless of past information, but never tightly, because it could be changed the next day as our collective
knowledge and control over reality grows at an ever increasing rate. Question everything, and be mindful and loving of those around you, because
that's the only real(to our objective
knowledge) thing that we have. IF we as a species want any chance of answering the deep questions, we
must stop looking down on each other, come together, learn to admit faults, admit when we are wrong and treat each other as you would want to be
treated. I really disliked people until I found my passion for science and then I started to love everything around me more and more because to hate
someone is to hate the universe.
"what you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now. You are something that the whole universe is doing in the same
way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing" -Alan Watts
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