“ Most ten-year-olds”
Siobhan O'leary

I am merely exercising the right of every American juror to reject expert opinion that is implausible, and at odds with common observation. In other words, every American juror has the right to reject twaddle stated by Ph.D.s.

I have been trained in real science — chemistry — so I know what it looks like, and can distinguish it readily from the ideologically-contaminated drivel that pours forth from universities taken over by the academic loony left. And I have been around long enough to remember when such nonsense as “recovered memories” and other “best science” sent many innocent people to prison and wrecked communities. I also remember the infamous McMartin sexual abuse case, which sent many innocent defendants to prison on the basis of sketchy social science techniques.

Plus, I have read the history of the first half of the 20th Century to be skeptical of the pronouncements of social science — such early progressive gems as eugenics and racial science and the existence of “born criminals” and the need to protect women so that they can be fit and healthy mothers for the race and indeterminate sentencing come immediately to mind. Oh wait, progressives still believe in eugenics in the form of abortion “rights.” Some of the pseudo-science, most notably fingerprinting dogma, has hung around courthouses for about 130 years without any proof.

Most new ideas are bad ideas. They are particularly bad ideas when they are like the Ptolemaic cosmology: they have to become more and more complicated to account for their errors. Gender identity theory is like that. The ideas generated by the sexual revolution are particularly odious. Bad ideas cause real harm.

I do not deny same gender attraction, and I do not deny that for about 3 to 4 percent of the population, that is all they will ever experience. But persons having those experiences still have to put them in context and process them, and seeing them as an immutable part of your identity, instead of a feeling to be processed and managed, is a choice — best made with some experience under your belt, not when you are 10 or 12.

Nor do I deny the existence of gender dysphoria, and that it affects about 0.2 percent of the population, or that there are intersex people, again maybe 0.05 percent of the population. As for the “transgender”: gender dysphoria seems to be a tough condition to have, and there seems to be no good treatment or protocol for it.

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