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24 July 2016

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Christian Today /
evangelical Christian media, established 2004
Sunday 24 July 2016

Ben Carson says being 

transgender 'doesn't make 
any sense' -- like leopard
wanting to change its spots

by Czarina Ong

[photo] Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. on 19 July 2016.

Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson thinks being a transgender just "doesn't make any sense," likening their situation to a leopard wanting to change its spots.

"[Gender] is not based on your feelings, it's based on what you are," Carson tells The Hill [US Congressional news service, Washington DC]. "Can a leopard change its spots? No. It can't because it feels like maybe it's a different creature. No, it's still a leopard. Sorry."

For the former neurosurgeon, anyone who wakes up thinking that they belong to a different sex just because they feel differently that day has lost their marbles.

Carson says a person who claims to have changed gender based on feelings has as much sense as a person who says, "I'm Afghani today because I saw a movie about that last night, and even though my genetics might not indicate that, that's the way I feel, and if you say that I'm not, then you're a racist."

"It's the same kind of situation," he continues. "What we ought to do is utilize our brains, utilize our common sense as human beings. We've known what men are and what women are for thousands of years. So we don't know anything, everything is relative -- this doesn't make any sense."

This was not the first time Carson talked about LGBT issues. Just last month, Carson said members of the LGBT community were trying to get as many people as they could to join their bandwagon because they were not "comfortable with what they are doing."

"I personally believe that many people in the LGB[T] community don't feel comfortable with what they are doing, and that is why it is so important for them to get affirmation from everybody else and that is why they try to enforce everybody else to accept them and to say that this is what needs to be done," Carson said. "But there comes a time when people of faith have to be able to stand up for the Word of God."

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PatFromCH said...

Bob, I dunno if that image there is a good idea. Measuring the size and volume of the human brain goes back to some german bugger in the 19th century who needed proof with various skulls of famous people like Beethoven and Schiller that the german brain was superior and size mattered. Shit which lead to eugenics and the deutsche Rassenlehre, the infamous Nürnberger Rassegesetze and so on....

A nerosurgeon becoming a hardcore christian ? How come a man who was taught the principles of scientific thinking (amongst them Logic, Reason and Feynman’s Pleasure Of Finding Things Out) and who was working as a “brain scientist” in one of the most interesting fields modern science can offer got turned on to such Quatsch ? Is that an american thing ?

I know that there are several kinds of fish, slugs and snails who can perform that trick on a biological level, so no worries there.

I can’t wait for this bloke to show his real face. Jimmy Swaggart was found with a female hooker, Ted Haggard was found with a male hooker, “Dr. Dino” Kent Hovind is in jail for tax fraud and I would bet that Joel Olsteen is listening to Norwegian Black Metal and smoking Crystal Meth in his spare time. Let’s wait and see that tha man has in the closet for us.......

Vleeptron Dude said...

Just as I have a sentimental soft spot for Astrology ...

"Were it not for the mother Astrology, the daughter Astronomy would have starved to death." -- Kepler

... I have a soft spot for the silly -- but universally accepted -- 19th century junk science phrenology. And as my Google Image Search wonderfully furped back, phrenology left us so many rich, colorful, bizarre posters and images.

Phrenology wasn't/isn't the same thing as Eugenics -- also universally accepted in North American and European science.

The finger you're pointing ... well, you know the Konrad Lorentz TV show you used to see floating over the Alps? This poor poor brilliant genius and lover of every member of the animal kingdom ... oh, do some research on the "scientific work" he willingly did for the Third Reich.

There's some Hundscheiße that, after you step in it, you can never wipe off your shoes.

Then there was Alphonse Bertillon and his system of classifying and cataloging criminals based on their physical measurements.

I love the Junk Science of the Past. I'm so happy it's been discarded, I'm so happy it isn't the Non-Junk Science of the Present.

Off to your right, in Brno, a pudgy monk figured out the Laws of Heredity, published them in the best European scientific journals -- and was completely ignored. Decades after his death (his fellow monks elected him Abbot), scientists finally rediscovered his work, and named the Laws after overlooked, ignored Gregor Mendel. (His pea garden's still growing his wonderful big peas.)

Who knows what Today's brilliant leading-edge science is getting Dead Wrong right now? Who knows what Damage our science is doing right now? (cf. Rachel Carson and her "Silent Spring.")

But phrenology left us such pretty pictures!

Vleeptron Dude said...

Once Upon a Time in Miami Long Ago ...

the nice older woman who sat next to me on the newspaper was Large, and the longtime strain that had placed on her leg bones required a knee replacent. She was referred to a respected Miami surgeon, who proceeded to replace her knee. She told me the Results were real good.

She was the Religion Editor, and naturally became the paper's Instant Expert on America's Hot New Religious Movement: Creationism. (Now, for legal reasons, it's changed its name to Intelligent Design.) Day after day, story after story, she was on the phone to Creationism HQ in Los Angeles, acquainting our readers with this roulade of Christian Fundamentalist Belief and Alternative Biological Theory.

Finally she asked LA "Don't you have anybody local, in the Miami area, who is the local expert and leader of the belief that all species of life were created spontaneously by God in 6 days around nightfall 22 October 4004 BC?"

LA was delighted to provide the Miami-area Creationist.

LA gave her the name and phone number of her M.D. surgeon who'd anesthetized her and carved up her leg and inserted a metal and plastic device.