Wednesday, December 15, 2010

VIDEO and SLIDES: Myth & Science of Sexuality - Disordered or Just Different?

This video and the slideshow “Myth and Science of Sexuality - Disordered or Just Different?” of my presentation to the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago on October 10, 2010,  explain the development of diverse sexualities (as natural variations of the organization-activation mechanism), and show that LGBTI peoples suffer persecution due to a socio-cultural disorder resulting from the erroneous "gender binary" concept.
Now you can listen to the talk as you look at the slides. The video is in four parts.  The PowerPoint slideshow that I used for this presentation is also posted below.  Click on the PowerPoint slides to see them clearly (the slides are fuzzy in the video) as you listen to the talk.  This presentation was abbreviated more than any previous version of my presentations to fit the venue's limited timeframe.

Part 1 of 4:  The science of core sexuality in mammals is summarized.  Development of internal and external genitalia.  How many sexes are there?  Did Eve come from Adam or did Adam come from Eve?  What is a female?  Male?  Who are John Money and Milton Diamond?

Part 2 of 4:  Who was David Reimer and what does his story tell us about whether sexual identity is innate or learned?  What is intersexuality?  Androgen insensitivity syndrome?  Congenital adrenal hyperplasia?  What can we learn about sexual identity from intersex people?  What has the medical profession been doing to babies with ambiguous genitalia as a result of John Money’s theory?

Part 3 of 4:  The sexual brain.  Is sexual orientation innate or learned? Sexual identity?  Are transsexual people crazy?

Part 4 of 4:
How to explain homosexuality in Darwinian terms? Sex versus gender?  Can males be women?  Can females be men?  Medical quackery and complicity in socio-cultural persecution of LGBTI peoples!

Below is the new abbreviated version of the PowerPoint slideshow used in the above talk to the Ethical Humanists.