Psychology is not science. It is a belief system, a balkanized discipline of unconnected observations, descriptions and fiefdoms whose researchers and practitioners only sometimes use scientific methods -- but frequently do not -- and frequently do not even understand scientific fundamentals such as falsifiability. Via arachnoid.com:
Using scientific methods of observation (where those even are adhered to within the field) does not make psychology a science. Isaac Newton spent years of his life "scientifically" researching alchemy."Cargo Cult Science": In the South Seas there is a cargo cult of people. During the war they saw airplanes land with lots of good materials, and they want the same thing to happen now. So they've arranged to imitate things like runways, to put fires along the sides of the runways, to make a wooden hut for a man to sit in, with two wooden pieces on his head like headphones and bars of bamboo sticking out like antennas -- he's the controller -- and they wait for the airplanes to land. They're doing everything right. The form is perfect. It looks exactly the way it looked before. But it doesn't work. No airplanes land. So I call these things cargo cult science, because they follow all the apparent precepts and forms of scientific investigation, but they're missing something essential, because the planes don't land. -- Richard Feynman, 1974
"[U]nlike scientific fields, psychology has no central theory to unite and define it... the absence of a central theory prevents meaningful, coherent scientific work. This is why, in spite of much individual scientific work within the field, psychology isn't a science...
More: The Trouble With Psychology."If psychologists didn't operate clinics and regularly tell the public how mentally sick they are, I wouldn't bother with this, because there are plenty of equally pseudoscientific fields that don't pretend to be a branch of medicine. But a field that presumes to treat the public's real and imagined ills, that regularly announces how many people are sick and need treatment, and that the public believes is grounded in science, must be driven by scientific evidence. Psychology cannot meet this requirement."
Some individuals with particular chromosome or hormone abnormalities may want to choose which (if either) "sex" they will present as.
But for the XYs among you without AIS, whether you claim to be a transvestite, female impersonator, "transgender", "transsexual", "queer", or any other innovative "identity" -- and especially if you have lived during your formative years (let alone reproduced!) in a male body with its physical advantages and social privileges -- be advised:
You can do make-believe and decorate (or mutilate) yourself as you wish. But if you insist that this makes you female, then you have some kind of cognitive disorder or emotional issues.
P.P.S. [Below video was removed from youtube] Ben Shapiro is physically threatened by ideologically confused reporter, helicopter pilot, divorced father, and (apparently still) tough guy Zoey fka Robert Tur (in drag) for telling it like it is.
Doug Giles couldn't have put it better:
...a refreshing, equal opportunity offender who has perfected and joyfully given the middle finger to the media and the appropriate political hacks both on the Left and the supposed Right...
And... Ann Coulter on "immigration".
The video interview is here: Katie Couric Ask Ted Cruz Gotcha Question After Gotcha Question And He Takes Her To School.
This child was born into poverty to an unwed mother who was a servant on a sugar plantation in the Caribbean. His father was a shiftless trader from Scotland who abandoned the mother at a time when this was a scandalous and irreversible blight. She taught the child how to read, write, and do math. The child was left alone much of the time. She died when the child was thirteen, leaving him and his older brother orphans.
The child, somewhat small and runty -- he never grew beyond a slight 5'7" as an adult -- went to work as a clerk for a large and wealthy sugar- and slave-trading and importing company. His talent for math and writing and his conscientiousness soon enamored him of his bosses. By the age of 14, he was left for periods of time in charge of the entire company. By the time he was 17, his acumen had so spread around the island that locals took up a charity collection to send him to college. Thus, he went to New York, to King's College (later known as Columbia University.)
Having witnessed the horrors of slavery and discrimination, the child in his later life became the first of his kind to speak out vehemently and publicly against these abominations. He also spoke and wrote against aristocracies in favor of meritocracy. His lack of having grown up in a real family did not impede him at all from having a successful marriage to the woman he loved, including having eight children whom he adored.
Notwithstanding that he had no real prior experience in another field of work -- or his slight stature -- in his early 20s, he convinced the man who was then his boss to give him a chance to form and lead a new division in his company. His ideas and almost maniacal commitment and enthusiasm for his new task literally caused jaws to drop. He led his division in the Battle of Yorktown, a resounding success, and the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
He was the author of the Federalist Papers, the first treasury secretary of the United States, and without question, singlehandedly, the creator of the economic system of the United States. After the War, his leadership and his unique ideas and future vision turned a debt-ridden, wounded collection of thirteen bickering colonies into a world-class economic power in three years.
Alexander Hamilton, a boy from a "fatherless home".
The idiocy of identity politics could not have been better illustrated had this been deliberate performance art. May we now get rid of the out-of-control nonsense of "diversity" worship, the race-baiting, the multiple standards, and "affirmative action", and stop giving people jobs, college admissions, money (including with government funds) and accolades based on who they "are" -- and get back with the original program, which was supposed to be a striving for equal opportunity (not equality of outcome), and a system of reward based on achievement, merit and character.
from First Wave at Omaha Beach, by S. L. A. Marshall.
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty." -- John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address delivered January 20, 1961
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