he science says that there are 2 sexes. Male and female. Nobody really cares if boys want to run around in dresses and act like girls. But it doesn't make them female.
#4 | Posted by bogey1355
Suddenly you care about science? [. . . ]
#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-04-30 11:58 AM | Reply
He doesn't care about the science, because he's demonstrated he doesn't even understand the science. Intersex is a thing in humans. There are humans born with sexual characteristics of both sexes. Which category do they fall in? If you answer "look at the genetics", you would still have a problem, as there are people with female sexual characteristics with a Y chromosome as well as people with male sexual characteristics with no Y chromosome. There are also those who are XXY or XYY, or have a set of XX and a set of XY. Where do they fit in your two sexes?
When I brought this up before, Boaz attempted to dismiss it as some minuscule percentage of people, but the truth is, we have no idea how common it is. I suspect there are large numbers of cases of each of these phenomenon which are missed simply because it isn't looked for or isn't immediately obvious.
Related, chimerism is also a thing in humans, where a person has two, distinct genetic make-ups in different parts of the body. We also have no idea how common this is because it isn't tested for. Some of the above intersex individuals are probably a result of chimerism. It is known that it is not that rare to have blood chimerism, where someone may have two different blood types at the same time.
Life can rarely be cleanly divided into categories. There are always strange in-between states. Then again, some people struggle with nuance and uncertainty, and thus ignore the real science that tells them there are many shades of grey.