Ignoring research into gender differences

Published: April 3, 2013
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set science back about 3,000 years by comparing millions of years of anthropological and genetic evolution to the difference between whole and skim milk. The assumed equality of homosexual and heterosexual unions is strictly a legal invention, not a fact based on scientific research. In an attempt to be “tolerant,” we appear to be willing to ignore or remain ignorant of recent biological, psychological and genetic research into gender differences. I don't care how consenting adults get their sexual pleasure or if the legal rights enjoyed by heterosexual “unions” are given to same-sex “unions.” However, don't expect me to park my intellect at the door of so-called tolerance or political correctness.

Despite the groupthink of the American Pediatric Society, the scientific jury has just started deliberating on how the significant differences between male and female might affect child development. We've not even begun to understand how to combine the gifts of female and male. Words and their associated ideas change the world. We may change the name of the “rose,” but its essence doesn't change. Look at the impact of the technological revolution.

If our leaders can simplify millions of years of complex animal and human evolution to the difference between skim and whole milk, then we may as well believe the earth is flat, the sun revolves around the earth human activity doesn't affect global warming or that black people aren't citizens and therefore without legal rights, as the Supreme Court held in the Dred Scott decision of 1857.

Pat Rupel, Edmond