Science-promoting Neil deGrasse Tyson is showing that his allegiance to left-wing politics and radical transgender agenda is far more important than his devotion to actual science.
Since the pandemic, liberals have become fond of shouting, “Follow the science” — but Tyson can be heard on video making unscientific claims about differences between men and women, particularly in sports.
Science writer and podcaster Michael Shermer Last year there was a discussion with Tyson in which the astronomer exposed his inner leftist by going in stark contrast to real science. Clips of their conversation recently resurfaced on social media.
in a section, vaccine enthusiast The idea of separating male and female athletes was scoffed at.
“It is a bit strange that we divide people on the basis of male and female like this. I’m imagining that a hundred years from now I’ll look back and say, ‘Did you know that 100 years ago boys and girls were separated and they couldn’t compete?’ And…it’s going to be a little weird,” Tyson said.
Shermer thought it was Tyson who had the weird idea to endorse transgenderism, saying, “The differences are much larger on average. I’ve seen pictures of you as a college wrestler back then, but… the average female wrestler wouldn’t be able to beat you when you were at your peak. Probably the best female wrestler ever.”
Tyson went on the offensive, calling Shermer “the old man in the rocking chair on the porch” for his supposedly backward thinking.
He said, “I’m telling you, you’re criticizing something that needs revision.”
Tyson said, “I’m critiquing it as a way to understand how human beings would compete with other human beings.” “Realize that world-class athletes are already genetically different from us, okay?
“All basketball players are tall. … You’re not saying, ‘Wait a minute, you can’t play short… It’s not fair to short people if you have to be genetically tall to play it.’ I didn’t hear you say that.
“But that’s what you’re saying now, but now there’s a gender factor, rather than what height you’re born at.”
Tyson insisted that we should not “get to a point that is inconsistent with who, what, and how we express ourselves as a species.”
Other Tyson own clips “Science” The left wing friendly to him has also re-emerged.
For example, in one instance, he denounced our brain’s “need to make categories even when they are not naturally classified” and called this a “failure of evolution”, then claimed that gender is not categorizable.
“It’s an evolutionary failure of our brain’s wiring”
Neil deGrasse Tyson defended the gender spectrum by comparing it to computer code. pic.twitter.com/mxYcm741M9
— mythinformed (@mythinformedMKE) 7 August 2023
In another clip, Tyson claimed that gender is “on a spectrum” and that humans develop according to the gender they feel.
“Whatever my chromosomes, today I feel 80 percent female, 20 percent male. I am going to do makeup. … Tomorrow, I can feel 80 percent male. I’ll take off my makeup and put on a muscle shirt. why do you care?! What business of yours requires that I cater to your inability to think of gender on a spectrum? She said confusing mental health issues with gender discrimination.
“Today I feel 80% woman, 20% man. I’m going to do makeup
The Neil deGrasse Tyson Walk defends the pseudoscience of gender studies. pic.twitter.com/4G8KxnTaEs
— mythinformed (@mythinformedMKE) 31 July 2023
However, Tyson is on the wrong side of history when it comes to covering the radical transgender agenda. After all, major sports organizations have only recently begun to back away from fully acknowledging transgenderism.
For example, this year, the Union Cycliste Internationale officially banned prevent male athletes from competing as women. In 2022, international rugbyThe Pro Disc Golf Association And this international swimming federation All moved to ban trans athletes.
Meanwhile, nearly half of US states limit or ban male athletes wishing to compete against women or girls.
It seems Tyson’s pretzel argument about gender is the idea that will be considered weird in 100 years.
destroyer like chloe cole I am a victim of such thinking. Radical transgenderism has destroyed his life. Cole had to undergo dangerous medical procedures that would cause him pain and discomfort for the rest of his life.
This is the kind of harm and chaos that Neil deGrasse Tyson is promoting.
This article was originally published on western journal,