Why doesn't a car become a boat when you remove it's wheels?
With regards to your brain scenario, well you would
have a mans brain in a female body. It wouldn't make
that physical female a male
But nevertheless, that male brain / female body would be a single, functional, person, yes?
Lets say they find the "technology"
I say the dominant DNA in the body defines the gender
On a deeper level, I believe "gender" is defined only in a physical role, and the DNA is the deciding factor, and on a spiritual level there is no masculine/feminine
The consciousness would probably transition from its original gender to the gender of the new body.
Originally posted by Death_Kron
Okay, so if you agree that transsexuality is an abnormality how exactly does it make a transsexual feel better or more at peace with themselves chopping off or modifying their genitals and pretending to be a member of the opposite sex?
A man can never be a woman and a woman can never be a man, no matter what they do to themselves.
Just out of curiosity (although you may have answered and I've missed it) do you believe homosexuality is a abnormality?
It was just a simple analogy used to illustrate my point.
why would someone have a sex change because they
believe to be born in the wrong body when the actual
operation itself will not make them the sex they desire to be?
I don't see how that will make them
feel any better to be honest
But, aside from external anatomical and primary and secondary sexual differences, scientists know also that there are many other subtle differences in the way the brains from men and women process language, information, emotion, cognition, etc. One of the most interesting differences appear in the way men and women estimate time, judge speed of things, carry out mental mathematical calculations, orient in space and visualize objects in three dimensions, etc. In all these tasks, women and men are strikingly different, as they are too in the way their brains process language. This may account, scientists say, for the fact that there are many more male mathematicians, airplane pilots, bush guides, mechanical engineers, architects and race car drivers than female ones.
On the other hand, women are better than men in human relations, recognizing emotional overtones in others and in language, emotional and artistic expressiveness, esthetic appreciation, verbal language and carrying out detailed and pre-planned tasks. For example, women generally can recall lists of words or paragraphs of text better than men.
However, gender differences are already apparent from just a few months after birth, when social influence is still small. For example, Anne Moir and David Jessel, in their remarkable and controversial book "Brain Sex" (11), offer explanations for these very early differences in children:
"These discernible, measurable differences in behavior have been imprinted long before external influences have had a chance to get to work. They reflect a basic difference in the newborn brain which we already know about -- the superior male efficiency in spatial ability, the greater female skill in speech."