Don’t Know Much Biology

When Dr. Bhavik Kumar of Planned Parenthood testified before a Congressional committee, he was asked if men could become pregnant and give birth. He replied, “Men can have pregnancies, especially trans men.”

OK, if a women pretending to be a man (a “trans man”) were fertile, she could become pregnant. However, Kumar’s use of the qualifier especially implies that there are other “men” who could become pregnant in addition to those with XX chromosomes.

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Don’t Know Much Biology

An online survey conducted by WPA Intelligence last month found 22% of Democrats agreed with the statement, “Some men can get pregnant.” 36% of white, college-educated female Democrats concurred.

Perhaps the fertility problems some “men” are having may be one of the sources of dissatisfaction some social and behavioral “science” graduates (especially, gender studies majors) feel about their degrees.Democracy Dies in Derpness™

Don’t Know Much Biology—Or English Vocabulary

Politico has a story up headlined Data brokers resist pressure to stop collecting info on pregnant people.

Perhaps someone should remind (or inform) the staff at Politico that only sexually mature human beings with XX chromosomes have the bodily organs required to gestate a baby, i.e., to be pregnant. In the English language such humans are called “women.”

How Can I Afford …

First, the average electric car cost more than twice what I paid my VW and just barely has the range to handle reliably my typical commute a work site—assuming I run the air conditioning in the summer or considering the effect of cold temperature on battery capacity in the winter.

But even if I can handle the initial capital outlay, will there be a reliable source of affordable electricity available from my public utility? Or will still have to buy gasoline or diesel fuel to run a generator to charge the EV?

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

The Daily Mail reports a child sex abuse center at Johns Hopkins University has hired a trans professor, who was forced to resign from Virginia school for defending pedophiles as “minor attracted persons.” Allyn Walker will start work as a postdoctoral fellow for the school later this month at a center aimed at preventing child sexual abuse.

Forget it, Gentle Reader. It’s Baltimore.

Quote of the Day

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

—Robert Heinlein

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Now that Putin is rattling his nuclear saber, FEMA has put out this guidance as part of their instructions on how to protect yourself in the event you find yourself far enough from ground zero to survive the initial blast. Emphasis added.

Try to maintain a distance of at least six feet between yourself and people who are not part of your household. If possible, wear a mask if you’re sheltering with people who are not a part of your household.

Political Science v. The Real Thing

I made a B in POLSCI101 55 years ago. One of things I learned in the course was Bismarck’s definition of politics: the art of the possible. Another thing I learned was that what is called “political science” has essentially no connection to or use for the scientific method. As Bismarck noted, politics is an art, and the study of it is no more a part of science than is the study of music or any other art.

That’s not to say that politicians don’t claim to be basing their action on science. Marxism, for instance, claims to be “scientific socialism.” The history of the 20th Century shows what happened every time the marxist hypothesis was tested against Reality.

“Scientific” Covidicism has had its test against Reality, and its Narrative hasn’t done well. Indeed, it’s done so poorly, that even the blue states are beginning to  return to the Real World.

The science hasn’t change. A bit of pseudoscience has failed, and  it’s an election year. The art of politics says that the way to survive an election is to stay on voters’ good side. And the voters have had enough of covid restrictions that didn’t work or were actually harmful.

Honk! Honk!