The Illogical Transgender Argument

What would you think if famed Hall of Fame NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who stands 7’2, claimed to be five foot tall? What would you think if South African president, Jacob Zuma claimed to be president of the U.S.? What would you think if I told you the Washington Wizards of the NBA was currently playing in the playoffs even though they are not?

Let’s take this a step further. What would you think if Abdul-Jabbar wanted to have all of his legal documents (driver’s license, passport, medical records) made to reflect his contention that he was five foot tall despite all evidence that he is seven two? What would you think if Zuma wanted the United Nations (U.N.) to recognize him as the duly elected president of the U.S.? What would you think if the Wizards went to the commissioner of the NBA and demanded an opponent to play even though they are not eligible to participate in the playoffs?

This type of behavior is the clinical definition of psychosis. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), psychosis is “a severe mental disorder in which a person loses the ability to recognize reality…having false ideas about what is taking place or who one is, and seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not there.”

So, the point is, no matter what Abdul-Jabbar says he is; there is nothing that can change the fact that he is seven two. Even if the U.N. wanted to recognize Zuma as the U.S. president, there is nothing they can do to make that a reality. The Wizards claiming they “deserve” to be in the playoff won’t change the reality that they are not in the playoffs.

Abdul-Jabbar can insist he is five foot tall until he is blue in the face; but the U.S. government will never “officially” recognize him as such. The American people will never recognize Zuma as our elected president regardless of how vigorously he claims to be. The Wizards can organize protests all across the country, but there is nothing they can do to be included in the NBA playoffs. I am sure most of us would consider it very strange to try to change each of these three situations in the face of established facts to the contrary.

Most of us would consider a person who refused to accept the absolute facts of these situations as having some type of mental issue or psychosis as defined above.

Unfortunately, too many people today are refusing to accept reality; thus an alarming rate of psychosis being revealed not only in the U.S.; but throughout the world.

I recently had a discussion with my doctor about Bruce Jenner, who was born with a penis, and yet “claims” to be a girl. My doctor indicated that even if Jenner were to have a surgical vagina created; biologically and genetically, he would still be a male.

If Jenner’s body was discovered a thousand years from now, my doctor continued, and a DNA test was run; Jenner would be labeled as a male.

So, this whole foolishness about men born with a penis or women born with a vagina being able to “self-identify” as a woman or a man, respectively is the very definition of psychosis.

As in my opening three examples, there is absolutely nothing that can be done or said to change the reality of if you were born with a penis, you are a male; and if you are born with a vagina, you are a female.

You can have all the relevant body parts changed, but biologically and genetically, you still are who you were at birth—male or female.

So if Abdul-Jabbar can’t legally place on his documents that he is five foot tall; Zuma can’t legally be recognized as the U.S. president; and the Wizards can’t be in the NBA playoff simply by saying they are; then simply saying something is true does not make it true. A male who has a penis cannot and should not be allowed to go to the girl’s bathroom simply because they “claim” they are a girl. A female who has a vagina cannot and should not be allowed to go to the boy’s bathroom simply because they “claim” they are a boy.

What would be the legal basis for codifying such an act?

In order to accept the transgender argument; then you must allow Abdul-Jabbar to be listed as five foot tall, Zuma to be recognized as president of the U.S.; and the Wizards to play in the playoffs. Both sets of examples are based strictly on each person’s distorted view of reality in opposition to all the available facts. Both are simply based on a person’s verbally claiming something is reality; even though the verbal statements are without fact or merit.

In the immortal words of Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers, “what a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away; because what seems to be is always better than nothing at all.”


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13 replies
  1. Doug Nusbaum
    Doug Nusbaum says:

    Well … Now I know why you are a conservative. You are STUPID. Unwilling or unable to learn new stuff. In this case you seem unable to accept the fact that a persons sexual identity is located in their mind and that is not located between their legs.

    Contrary to what you believe, a persons sexual preference and identity is located in their brain and, almost without exception, is determined by the time a person is born. What you call a psychosis is / was, in almost all cases, evident before the child was in grade school.

    You are an example of why only 5% of scientist identify as conservative. Being a scientist, which you are not — you do not even know what science is, is contrary to how a conservative brain works. All that you can do is regurgitate what authorities have told you.

    Look at the definition of conservative. A person adverse to change. It is someone who does not want to learn or is unable to learn new stuff. Personally? I can think of no better definition of stupid. Of course, stupid people can not follow complex chains of logical reasoning, live in a state of denial, and are often surprised by the logical consequences of their actions. When change becomes undeniable, they deny it or are surprised by it.

    Now think about scientists. If they refuse to learn new stuff they fail. There is a reason that less than 5% self identify as conservative or republican. Scientific minds — minds that can not be both successful and stupid — they are wired different than minds that are, by definition, stupid.

    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:


      Thanks for reading Raynard’s column and commenting.

      Sex is not about politics. Its about science, biology and genetics.

      You seem to have missed the point. A person’s sex is in fact determined at conception, just as is their skin color. Biology, genetics and science tell us so. To say one is someone else is illogical. It is a psychosis. It is taking pretending to an extreme. It is ignoring reality for a perverse form of sexual pleasure. That is the brain working in a perverse way.

      Data shows that all homosexuals are pederasts. Homosexuals are minor attracted and prey on little boys, as has been reported with homosexual priests in the Catholic Church.

      Science is all about learning and testing hypothesis. However, science has found that biological gender is immutable.

      • Allegra McCullough
        Allegra McCullough says:

        Dear Doug,

        Webster defines “groupthink” as “a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics…” The Transgender Agreement falls into this category. Groupthink may also create psychosis when it is forced upon a society with penalties. I am conservative without being a”Conservative”. Therefore, I am guided by traditional values and beliefs instead of political dogma. I can give respect to all living things without being forced to do so by fools who will sell their souls for votes at the drop of a hat without considering the risks and consequences.

    • Randy
      Randy says:

      I have lived all of my life believing the sky is blue. Probably because that’s the color nature made it. Just as nature makes boys and girls. And nature gave heterosexuals, but not homosexuals or transsexuals, the ability to procreate in order to ensure the survival of species. So what you’re telling me is that if somebody should decide tomorrow that the sky is yellow, and I, being a conservative, resist this change, continuing to believe that the sky is blue, then that makes me stupid?

    • jamie
      jamie says:

      PLEASE, stop with the nonsense that science backs up this idea that a male brain can be in a female body or vice versa. EVERY SHRED of scientific evidence to date shows that it is impossible.

      Here it is, why a male cannot be born with a female body nor a female born with a male body:

      1. The very definition of “male” and “female” ONLY applies to the genitalia, NOT brains. 





      of or denoting the sex that produces small, typically motile gametes, especially spermatozoa, with which a female may be fertilized or inseminated to produce offspring





      of or denoting the sex that can bear offspring or produce eggs, distinguished biologically by the production of gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes.

      “a herd of female deer”



      a female person, animal, or plant.

      That is the definition.
      It doesnt matter what kind of brain a person has, if they dont fit this definiton, theyre NOT male or female.

      2. There IS NO such thing as a male or female brain to begin with! So how can a male brain be stuck in a female body or vica versa?

      “The bottom line is that saying there are differences in male and female brains is just not true. There is pretty compelling evidence that any differences are tiny and are the result of environment not biology,” said Prof Rippon, neuroscientist.

      “You can’t pick up a brain and say ‘that’s a girls brain, or that’s a boys brain’ in the same way you can with the skeleton. They look the same.”…e-different-brains-claims-neuroscientist.html

      And the most recent, most comprehensive, biggest study of sex differences in the brain ever done concludes the same thing:
      There is no such thing as a male or female brain.

      “The majority of the brains were a mosaic of male and female structures, the team reports online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Depending on whether the researchers looked at gray matter, white matter, or the diffusion tensor imaging data, between 23% and 53% of brains contained a mix of regions that fell on the male-end and female-end of the spectrum. Very few of the brains—between 0% and 8%—contained all male or all female structures. “There is no one type of male brain or female brain,” Joel says.

      So how to explain the idea that males and females seem to behave differently? That too may be a myth, Joel says. Her team analyzed two large datasets that evaluated highly gender stereotypical behaviors, such as playing video games, scrapbooking, or taking a bath. Individuals were just as variable for these measures: Only 0.1% of subjects displayed only stereotypically-male or only stereotypically-female behaviors.

      “There is no sense in talking about male nature and female nature,” Joel says. “There is no one person that has all the male characteristics and another person that has all the female characteristics. Or if they exist they are really, really rare to find.”

      The findings have broad implications, Joel says. For one, she contends,researchers studying the brain may not need to compare males and females when analyzing their data. For another, she says, the extreme variability of human brains undermines thejustifications for single-sex education based on innate differences between males and females, and perhaps even our definitions of gender as a social category.”

      As stated in the study, which included over 1,500 MRI brain scans and 5,500 participants in a battery of psychological tests, the results of which were published in the prestigious peer reviewed scientific journal Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:

      “Whereas a categorical difference in the genitals has always been acknowledged, the question of how far these categories extend into human biology is still not resolved. Documented sex/gender differences in the brain are often taken as support of a sexually dimorphic view of human brains (“female brain” or “male brain”). However, such a distinctionwould be possible only if sex/gender differences in brain features were highly dimorphic (i.e., little overlap between the forms of these features in males and females) and internally consistent (i.e., a brain has only “male” or only “female” features). Here, analysis of MRIs of more than 1,400 human brains from fourdatasets reveals extensive overlapbetween the distributions of females and males for all gray matter, white matter, and connections assessed. Moreover, analyses of internal consistency reveal that brains with features that are consistently at one end of the “maleness-femaleness” continuum are rare. Rather, most brains are comprised of unique “mosaics” of features, some more common in females compared withmales, some more common in males compared with females, and somecommon in both females and males. Our findings are robust across sample, age, type of MRI, and method of analysis. These findings are corroborated by a similar analysis of personality traits, attitudes, interests, and behaviors of more than 5,500 individuals, whichreveals that internal consistency is extremely rare. Our study demonstrates that, although there are sex/genderdifferences in the brain, human brains do not belong to one of two distinct categories: male brain/female brain.”

      And prenatal hormones are consistent with this spectrum of masculinity and femininity distributed across both genders on a spectrum, rather than two distinct categories:
      If the prenatal hormone hypothesis for explaining transgenderism was correct, then almost HALF of men and women would be transgender! Rather, it does cause masculine and feminine traits in the brain-but the data proves this is a natural part of Gods design, NOT a birth defect! God made us all to possess both masculine and feminine traits, which occur on a spectrum, NOT in binary categories dependent on our sex.

      And brain scans of transgender people also do not show a male brain in a female body or vice versa:
      “Trans people have brains that are different from males and females, a unique kind of brain,” Guillamon says. “It is simplistic to say that a female-to-male transgender person is a female trapped in a male body. It’s not because they have a male brain but a transsexual brain.” Of course, behavior and experience shape brain anatomy, so it is impossible to say if these subtle differences are inborn.
      Scientific American, study of transgender brains

      As a former transgender psychology grad student explains:
      “Brain studies show differences between the brains of transgender people and controls…This evidence is mixed, and also unsurprising, because most psychological conditions can be seen as brain differences, including depression, schizophrenia, PTSD, and bipolar. In addition social factors, such as group identification play a role.”

      And a transsexual psychologist and sexologist who specializes intranssexuality, Dr. Anne Lawrence, M.D., PhD, concludes:
      “The brain-sex theory of transsexualism has never been easy to reconcile with clinical reality… 
      The brain-sex theory was never helpful in explaining clinical observations; now it has become irrelevant to explaining neuroanatomical observations. It is time to abandon the brain-sex theory of transsexualism and to adopt a more plausible and clinically relevant theory in its place.”
      – A Critique of the Brain Sex Theory of Tramssexualism

      Can we please put this hypothetical “what if a male brain was born in a female body” nonsense to rest now?

      This is not backed up by anything scientific or factual, and neuroscience and the dictionary are both opposed to this idea.

      Lets get one thing clear.

      “Male” and “man” and “female” and “woman” are talking about what genitalia a person was born with.

      “Masculine” and “feminine” are the terms we use when referring to a persons mental or psychological state: their personality. And masculine and feminine are not exclusive to one gender, nor separated into two distinct categories. We are ALL a mix of masculine and feminine traits-we ALL have both estrogen and testosterone in our bodies, and less than 8% of us have brains that are consistently masculine or feminine. Therefore, this idea that our brains determine our gender is completely flawed. Its conflating physical sex with psychological traits. If that were true, we would all be bigender, and intersex, and only 8% of us would be male or female! We occur on a spectrum of masculinity and femininity, NOT one or the other. 

      Our brains do not determine our gender, our bodies do. Therefore, it makes no differences how masculine or feminine a brain is, if it belongs to a male, it is a mans brain, and if it belongs to a female, it is a womans brain. Why is this so difficult to grasp?

      How can you reconcile your hypothetical “male brain in female body” with the facts? Please explain this before you ever repeat this explanation as an excuse for crossdressing or homosexuality ever again.

      As for the “conservatives are stupid” debate. Neuroscientists and psychologists have done studies exploring the differences between the brains of republicans and democrats, and this is what they found:
      Study: Liberals Are More Driven By Emotions Than Conservatives
      A November 2014 study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reveals that when it comes to changing political views, liberals are more driven by their emotions than conservatives.
      Induced empathy has a greater influence on leftists’ positions than rightists’.
      Induced negative emotions led to changes in policy support only for leftists.
      Democrats showed more activity in the left posterior insula, a portion of the brain responsible for processing emotions.

      I remember another article that stated that Democrats were mainly driven by empathy, while Republicans were mainly driven by fear, but for some reason I cannot find that study again.

      What does that mean? Its means the liberal brain is more inclined to be swayed by emotion and sympathy than Republicans or Libertarians, whom they found were most likely to have consistently logical thinking-personally, Im a libertarian on most issues.

      Here are some interesting tidbits:
      Libertarians have the most “masculine” style, liberals the most “feminine.” We used Simon Baron-Cohen’s measures of “empathizing” (on which women tend to score higher) and “systemizing”, which refers to “the drive to analyze the variables in a system, and to derive the underlying rules that govern the behavior of the system.” Men tend to score higher on this variable. Libertarians score the lowest of the three groups on empathizing, and highest of the three groups on systemizing. (Note that we did this and all other analyses for males and females separately.) On this and other measures, libertarians consistently come out as the most cerebral, most rational, and least emotional. On a very crude problem solving measure related to IQ, they score the highest. Libertarians, more than liberals or conservatives, have the capacity to reason their way to their ideology.

  2. Roussan Etienne Jr.
    Roussan Etienne Jr. says:

    Dr. Rich you nailed it! Thanks for keeping it 1000%. I Believe common sense is ALL we need most of the times, keeping it simple,stupid and dumb like Trump seems right in this workd today but really? or we can be wise and Obey the teaching of Jesus our Lord (Christ Jesus is the Science-Jesus is in the process,He created the process and is the process to Freedom!)…

    Think about it? ” Transgender Agreement ”  just the reason we have the bathrooms issues,civic laws man approved sin,God laws disapprove sin )the solution is keeping men and women rooms but just create or add a sperate room called confused (me personally call it sin or crazy!) We already have separate family bathrooms for parents with small kids,so what’s next?Truth set us free. We have to stop being nice (look up root word for nice),but we All need to be honest with our issues so we can get the proper help and treatment needed. “To Every Hurt there is a Helper”, and HIS name is Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior that came to deliver ALL humanity from SIN giving us a ZOE(Eternal Life). We have to take our Faith into the marketplace. I Believe! Do You?

    Grace, Justice & Love.
    Dr. ROU

  3. Frank Stephens
    Frank Stephens says:

    Leftists generally believe that compassion suffices in determining social policies.What they refuse to consider is that when one “transgendered” male is shown “compassion” at the expense of 300 young ladies at a school, where is the compassion for the 300 young ladies who are majorly inconvenienced and now feel uncomfortable and threatened in what was the safety of their locker room? How is that even considered logical?

    Modern culture says, “Let your child be who that child is. Don’t try to change him.” That’s the worst thing we can do as parents. Children need to be pulled out of their natural instincts. Parents need to intervene and not let their natures run them. Doing so is a form of child neglect.

    Society today tells us all we can do is affirm their self-declared identity. The lack of wisdom in this response will become more evident over time. We’re now a radical individualistic culture. If you do anything against it, you’re mercilessly denigrated. 20 years down the road we’ll wonder why we tolerated these psychobabble mistakes, and then we’ll realize it wasn’t a good idea and needlessly destroyed many lives.


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