The Biblical Adam and Eve story is BAD BIOLOGY! The binary sexual system is unnatural. Here you can learn the scientific story of sexuality from a physiologist's perspective. How many sexes are there? What exactly is a female? A male? Is intersexuality natural?
What is known about the biology of sexual identity? Sexual orientation? WHAT ARE THE POLITICAL RAMIFICATIONS OF THESE FINDINGS?
I will be a speaker at the first annual conference of the Center for Inquiry/Chicago on Saturday, April 24th. The theme of this conference is: “Dangerous Nonsense - Exploring the Gulf between Science and its Impostors.” This theme is the perfect context for my talk entitled “Disordered or Just Different? Myth, Science, and Sexuality” that will focus on the scientific evidence on core sexuality obtained over the last fifty years and the medical profession’s treatment of intersex, homosexual, and transsexual peoples.
Here’s a conference description and schedule:
The Center For Inquiry/Chicago First Annual Spring Conference: Dangerous Nonsense: Exploring the Gulf between
Science and its Impostors
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago 60601
26th Floor - Conference Room
Bunkum grows like a weed in American culture - whether it's climate change denial, conspiracy theories, or healing by prayer. Some ideas are not only nonsense, they are dangerous nonsense, with serious implications for our lives. In this age where misinformation can be spread more easily than ever before, understanding the role of the scientific process in human affairs is critical to our survival. This conference will present top scientists in biology, physiology, and physics, each of them gifted at explaining both the science and its impostors of their respective fields. Join us and gain valuable insight into exploring the world through science and reason.
8:30 a.m. Check-in and Registration
Optional: Set up your evening dinner reservation with a nearby restaurant
9:15 a.m. Welcome - the Center For Inquiry/Chicago Board