Science and the scientific method arose in one and only one place: Western Civilization (Western Europe, to be precise). Why is this the case? . . .
“The surprising answer is Judeo/Christian theology.
“In most ancient societies, nature was viewed as capricious and erratic, as were the gods themselves . . .
“Science and the scientific method could arise only if the universe and world were orderly, predictable, and inherently rational.”
~Rick Stedman, 31 Surprising Reasons to Believe in God, pp. 134-35
One of those key ideas was the idea of intelligibility: that nature is intelligible. There’s an order and design that can be understood and discerned by the scientist because nature is the product of a rational mind, namely the mind of God, and that that same mind or creator who made nature with that rational order built into it made us and our reason, so that we could perceive and understand the reason that he built into nature. That was what gave people confidence to do the hard work of investigation to figure out the hidden order, the design that is beneath the appearances of natural phenomenon. [From the transcript.]
Read more: https://www.str.org/blog/christian-ideas-gave-rise-modern-science
“No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles, nor to prescribe in any way the character of the questions investigated.”
An interesting quote from a 2016 article on female autism:
Pelphrey is finding that autism also highlights normal developmental differences between girls and boys. Sex hormones, he says, “affect just about every structure you might be interested in and just about every process you might be interested in.” Although boys generally mature much later than girls do, the differences in brain development appear to be quite big—far larger than the differences in behavior.
Read more: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/autism-it-s-different-in-girls/
Christian doctor is SACKED by the Government for refusing to identify patients by their preferred gender because he believes sex is established at birth
A doctor has been fired from a top government role for suggesting gender is determined at birth.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5930593/Doctor-fired-government-role-insisting-gender-determined-birth.html
The problem with the situation is highlighted in the two quotes above. For years, the public has used the terms “sex” and “gender” interchangeably to refer to one’s biological sex. Even the newspaper does that in the quotes above. But the doctor has been fired because he refuses to affirm people’s gender identities by using pronouns originally meant to refer to people’s biological sex. It seems that pronouns now are meant to have only subjective meanings that do not correspond to any objectively accessible referent. Those who warned that postmodernism would eventually destroy language were right.
Christina Hoff Sommers:
A lot of typical boy behavior, such as rough-and-tumble play, risk taking and fascination with gadgets rather than dolls, appears to have a basis in biology. Researchers have found, for example, that female monkeys play with dolls much more than their brothers, who prefer toy cars and trucks. Are male monkeys captive to a “guy code”? A recent study on sex differences by researchers from the University of Turin, in Italy, and the University of Manchester, in England, confirms what most of us see with our eyes: with some exceptions, women tend to be more sensitive, esthetic, sentimental, intuitive and tender-minded, while men tend to be more utilitarian, objective, unsentimental and tough-minded…
[M]ost boys evince healthy masculinity. They may enjoy mayhem in games and sports, but in life they like to build, not destroy. Their instinct is not to exploit vulnerable people but to protect and defend them…
Male stoicism may be adaptive and protective…Engage his male instinct for problem solving…
The energy, competitiveness and corporal daring of normal males are responsible for much good in the world. No one denies that boys’ aggressive and risk-taking tendencies must be socialized and channeled toward constructive ends.
Source and read more: http://time.com/2974/masculinity-is-more-than-a-mask/