Research into the determinants of gender identity may do more harm than good
Colin WrightPsychiatrist Jack Turban recently had his paper claiming that anything short of affirming a child's gender identity is harmful thoroughly debunked. Now he's published this @sciam article claiming research into the causes of gender identity is also harmful.
Opposition is mounting over Mark Latham's Parental Rights education bill.
Colin Wright"For Wear it Purple Day, 80,000 school teachers were sent 'penis-tucking guides and other material that sexualises children' by an unknown person in the NSW Department of Education."
The indoctrination of children into this ideology needs to stop.
Officials said they planned to destroy the nest in Blaine, Wash., on Saturday before the voracious Asian giant hornets could multiply and lay waste to bees.
Colin Wright"Officials attached radio trackers to three trapped hornets. One of those led them to the nest, which was about eight feet up in a tree on private property..."
We're lucky the wasps are big enough to attach radio trackers to help find their nests!
Colin WrightFollow this link to see the false & misleading news headlines Turban's study resulted in. His flawed methodology, unsupported assertions of causation, and ideologically biased framing of binary "affirmation" vs "conversion" therapies is extremely dangerous.
James Randi, a magician and paranormal debunker better known professionally as “The Amazing Randi,” has died at 92.
Colin WrightWe lost a legend!😭
"For many years, starting in 1964, Randi even offered cash — in the form of a “$1 Million Paranormal Challenge” — to anyone who could prove supernatural or paranormal abilities. He never had any takers."
Anyone who thought the age of plague might have banished the specter of religious fanaticism was disabused last week when a middle school teacher in a Paris suburb was beheaded by an Islamist fanat…
Colin Wright"It bears repeating—both Islamists and their ostensibly secular defenders must be resisted. They must understand that the defense of universal human rights is not a provocation, much less a "phobia," but a moral obligation." – @bstewart1776
Scholarly debate over the magnitude and origin of human sex differences is seemingly interminable. As one might imagine, the arguments are often quite acrimonious, and the associated positions diff…
Colin WrightGreat piece!
"The gender roles explanation of sex differences enjoys wide popularity inside and outside of academia, a level of acceptance that qualifies—given abundant contradictory evidence—as one of Mackay’s extraordinary popular delusions."