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But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
                                                                - Mark 10:6

Joining scientists' in their giggling excitement over fashion, journalists are pleased today to report the latest study that purports to prove God did not make them male and female from the beginning. A couple scientists did MRI scans of 1,400 brains and are excited to tell us they found male aspects of brains in female brains, and vice versa.

The news pieces don't specify what those male and female brain markers are, nor why they labelled the markers with the simplistic binary classifications of "male" and "female." But having categorized the bodies and the differing characteristics of those bodies' brains, "male" and "female," they announce the death of...

sex :

Brains can't really fit into the categories of "male" or "female" -- their distinguishing features actually vary across a spectrum. ...It's exciting news for anyone who studies the brain -- or gender. And it's a step towards validating the experiences of those who live outside the gender binary.

"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," the authors write in the study. 

Rockefeller University's Bruce McEwen: “We are beginning to realize the complexity of what we have traditionally understood to be ‘male’ and ‘female’, and this study is the first step in that direction. I think it will change peoples’ minds.”

Lead author Daphna Joel hopes that the study will help do away with assumptions made about gender differences. “We separate girls and boys, men and women all the time,” she told New Scientist. “It’s wrong, not just politically, but scientifically – everyone is different.”

Yes, yes; everyone is different.

Very deep.

The thought comes to me that Dr. McEwen bears a family resemblance to those Christians who sit each week under gelded discourse dispensed from a pulpit at one of those churches named "Redeemer."

Oops, I forgot. Here are the links to other articles proferred at the bottom of the one above:

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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