Monday, August 19, 2013

Germany's Anti-Science Policies

Leave it to the Germans to pioneer anti-science policies:

Germany is set to become the first country in Europe to introduce a third, "indeterminate" gender designation on birth certificates. The European Union, which is attempting to coordinate anti-discrimination efforts across member states, is lagging behind on the issue.

The option of selecting "blank", in addition to the standard choices of "male" or female" on birth certificates will become available in Germany from November 1. The legislative change allows parents to opt out of determining their baby's gender, thereby allowing those born with characteristics of both sexes to choose whether to become male or female in later life. Under the new law, individuals can also opt to remain outside the gender binary altogether.

So let me get this straight: despite the fact that human beings either have a X or a Y chromosome that determines your gender, the German government has decided that people can ignore that. You can ignore the millions upon billions of dollars spent on researching, studying, documenting, and modeling the human genetic code and all the effort gone into middle school biology classes about DNA and simply say that your child is neither male nor female.

As far as I know, most biologists agree that there is a male and a female set of chromosomes that are essential in determining the gender of a person. Unless there has been a new discovery, I don't think there is a third gender person roaming around out there.

Which brings me around to another point: no matter how well you mutilate yourself, you cannot change your DNA. In essence, when you refer to a transgendered man as a "she", you are anti-science. There is no simple way to get around it. DNA trumps self-mutilation.

Another problem I see with this initiative is what if there are parents who are going to abuse their children by making them confused about their gender-identity. It is one thing if a grown adult chooses to wear clothing of the opposite gender, but forcing it on your children should be considered child-abuse. Isn't this how serial killers are made? (No, that's not it, but popular fiction likes to think so.)

The bottom line here is that Germany, and much of the Western world, likes to tout how they are pro-science and pro-rational thinking. Yet at every social policy that is codified by law, mandated by executive decree, or enforce by judicial decision demonstrates that they are anti-science or, at the very least, only in favor of science that benefits their warped agenda.

No wonder Russia wants nothing to do with our society and culture.