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Science Canceled: Anthropologists Prevented from Giving ‘Importance of Biological Sex’ Talk at Conference

Science Canceled: Anthropologists Prevented from Giving ‘Importance of Biological Sex’ Talk at Conference

American and Canadian anthropological associations assert that using terms male & female will “imperil the safety of the LGBTQI community.”

The war against real science continues at woke institutions.

In Toronto, anthropologists slated to give a talk about the importance of biological sex at an anthropology conference have been canceled. Conference organizers assert the reason for this act is the “harm” it could allegedly cause the Trans and LGBTQI community.

An oral presentation, titled ‘Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: Why biological sex remains a necessary analytic category in anthropology’, had been accepted by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) as a panel at its annual conference in Toronto, Canada, in November.

However, the anthropologists giving the talk have shared a joint letter they received from the AAA and the CASCA saying their panel – which consisted of six women – had been pulled after an “extensive consultation”.

The six women say the content of talks would actually have been gender-affirming. They claim their panel was pulled because AAA/CASCA now thinks that using words like male and female, or man and woman, will “imperil the safety of the LGBTQI community”.

As a fan of Egyptology who has read hundreds of articles on the analysis done about mummies, this act is as stunning as it is stupid. One of the core aspects of assessing a skeleton has always been to look at the pelvic bones to discern whether the individual being studied was male or female.

The professor who organized the panel is angry at the smears about the content that would have been offered and the organization’s excuses.

Ihe AAA/CASCA decision was a “shock,” according to an open letter written by Kathleen Lowrey, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta who organized the panel, and her co-panelists. In the letter, they said none of the panelists had heard from AAA or CASCA with any concerns about the panel until the letter notifying them of the decision to cancel the event.

They defended the content of the panel against what they said was the “false accusation” the ideas were harmful. The letter concluded:

Your suggestion that our panel would somehow compromise “…the scientific integrity of the programme” seems to us particularly egregious, as the decision to anathematize our panel looks very much like an anti-science response to a politicized lobbying campaign.

Had our panel been allowed to go forward, we can assure you that lively contestation would have been welcomed by the panelists and may even have occurred between us, as our own political commitments are diverse. Instead, your letter expresses the alarming hope that the AAA and CASCA will become “more unified within each of our associations” to avoid future debates.

Most disturbingly, following other organizations, such as the Society for American Archaeology, the AAA and CASCA have promised that “Going forward, we will undertake a major review of the processes associated with vetting sessions at our annual meetings and will include our leadership in that discussion.” Anthropologists around the world will quite rightly find chilling this declaration of war on dissent and on scholarly controversy.

It is a profound betrayal of the AAA’s principle of “advancing human understanding and applying this understanding to the world’s most pressing problems”.

Evolutionary biologist Colin Wright has refuted the entire fiction of non-binary sex in his outstanding Substack column, Debunking Pseudoscience: ‘Multimodal Models of Animal Sex.’  He noted what other topics were approved for the conference in his latest Substack column.

Accepted on July 13 without contention, the “Let’s Talk About Sex” panel was to be featured alongside other panels and talks exploring various anthropological topics, alongside more politically-oriented talks titled “Trans Latinx Methodologies,” “Exploring Activist Anthropology,” and “Reimagining Anthropology as Restorative Justice.”

Will the last real scientist working at an American institution of higher learning please turn off the light?


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Well, that’s gotta be it, right? In the whole of the human condition, this moment – this very moment – must be zenith of ignorance and failing. Put more simply: We’ve reached Peak Stupid….

…right? I mean, it can’t get more stupid than this, can it?

    Ironclaw in reply to TargaGTS. | September 28, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    Considering the people could tell the difference between a boy and a girl even when we were prelingual, I’d say yes we’re at Peak stupidity.

    healthguyfsu in reply to TargaGTS. | September 28, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    I think it already happened when trans women started seeing gynecologists. That’s even worse than this as far as the harm it could do.

They’re stopping the chortling of anthropologists when talking about matriarchal societies.

Wouldn’t want facts to upset the narrative

The term “Dark Ages” hasn’t been in vogue for a very long time by my recollection, but boy is it ever becoming more descriptive of our era. I’m so old that I’m assuming death will come to me before the so called scientists recover their collective minds. It is truly appalling to consider how insane thinking has co-opted rational inquiry and judgement.

Cult behavior

I train with an ER doc who saw COVID cases coming into the ER 2 months before they were allowed to diagnose it as COVID. We’re talking nursing home aged patients.

It was COVID, but politically it could not be COVID nor treated as COVID and any Dr saying it was COVID would lose his license.

I watch the mini-series Chernobyl and think “how awful” it must have been to live in that society and under that government. I think we are there now and have been for the better part of a decade, if not longer.

That’s the new “political science.”

If you bother to go back and look at where this all began it’s just as sick as saying there are more than 2 genders. I was a livestock person for years. We pinned the males together to regulate the delivery times. We never get one of them pregnant.

So stupid but so scary

The whole field of biology is now so poisoned as to make it impossible anymore to tell if you’re being trolled or whether people have just bevome stupid.

I saw a posting sometime back from a fellow who wrote that a trans friend of his sent a sample in to 23 And Me, The report came back noting the presence of a Y-chromosome, and “she” was distraught to the point of being suicidal. The poster wanted to know if there were any genetic sequencing service that could “do it right.”

    nordic prince in reply to henrybowman. | September 28, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    The poster wanted to know if there were any genetic sequencing service that could “do it right.”

    That’s like a fat person getting mad at a mirror for not reflecting him as being skinny.

    wagnert in atlanta in reply to henrybowman. | September 29, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    I’d like to start replacing the symbols on restroom doors with “XX” and “XY” and watch the heads explode.

“As a fan of Egyptology who has read hundreds of articles on the analysis done by mummies…”

And what results did the mummies report?

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

As I understand this, they choose to ignore the science.

My old textbooks will be worth gold in the near future!

oooh I see we’ve got a troll lurking.

It is worse than you think.

The Legal Insurrection website reported on the case of the male who was accepted to a sorority at the University of Wyoming.

The women sued, claiming invasion of privacy and other such similar claims which are perfectly natural and righteous. I take it that the definition of ‘sorority’ is not understood.

The jurist denied their claim by resorting to the notion that the definition of a ‘woman’ is not well-defined.

I wrote a letter to the jurist and all of the Ph.D professors of Biology at the University of Wyoming. I demanded that the biologists provide a definition of ‘woman’ to the confused jurist.

Here are their names:

Wyoming US District Court Judge Alan Johnson

Department of Biology, University of Wyoming:

IJay Gatlin, Ph.D. Department Chair/Professor
Thomas C. Boothby, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
David S. Fay, Ph.D. Science
Grant Bowman, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Jason Gigley, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Mark Gomelsky, Ph.D. Professor
Don Jarvis, Ph.D. Professor
Pamela J. Langer, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Daniel Levy, Ph.D. Professor
Assistant Professor Todd Schoborg, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Daniel Wall, Ph.D. Professor
Cynthia Weinig, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Every single one of the above professors and the judge received my letter. I also sent the same letter to the editorial board of the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, demanding that they hold the professors to account.

Not a single professor of Biology at the University of Wyoming had the courage to define what a ‘woman’ is. The professors are terrified.

There is some serious deficiency in science these days.


The conference title, “Let’s talk about sex, Baby.” I find this offensive. Baby is merely a social construct. In the continuum of the so-called maturation process who is to say where baby ends and toddler begins. Age should be no barrier in self-identifying as a baby. We all know of big babies. Likewise, a person of sub-2 years could self identify as a senior citizen. Let’s cast aside the colonialized, patriarchal shackles that bind us, and enter into a new age of sloth, narcissism, ignorance, drug abuse and community organizing.

This is what happens when Marxism trumps objective science

Why the hell is anyone even seeking to debate the “science” on this. That is playing the wokeist fantasy board game. Bzzzzzt, they win!

It’s not a matter of “science”. This is about LANGUAGE. Who gets to redefine words,

Stop stop stop stop stop stop STOP!!!