Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Censorship Or Updating

When new scientific information comes out and it contradicts previous medical knowledge, is updating your website censorship?

Well a conservative website thinks that it is censorship.
Did Bill Nye Censor Himself Because Of Transgender Ideology?
The Federalist
By Daniel Payne
May 2, 2017

Last week The Federalist reported on an illuminating segment from a mid-1990s episode of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” that clashes directly with modern transgender ideology. It appears that someone cut this segment from a re-release of the episode.

In the clip reported on by The Federalist, pulled from the January 19, 1996 episode of the series, a young woman explains that “inside each of our cells are these things called chromosomes, and they control whether we become a boy or a girl.” She goes on to explain how we all receive sex chromosomes from both parents, leading to a fertilized egg’s 50/50 chance of being a boy or a girl.
[…]
“What makes someone male or female,” Nye says, “isn’t so clear-cut.”
Back in 1996 there was no Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and there was no research into the differences in the brain between women and men, there is much more research that has been done over the last 20 something years.

I feel that if you don’t update your website when new scientific data comes out then that is censorship, not if you take down outdated research.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry Diana, but in the late 1980's I worked on the plans & permits for an underground vault to house an MRI machine and clinic for a hospital complex.

Diana_CT said...

Yes, the MRI was invented in the 80’s but the fMRI was not invented until 1990.
"The fMRI technique was invented in 1990 by a group at Bell Laboratories led by Seiji Ogawa.3 A startling amount of progress has been made in the few years since then."
And it took awhile for the researches to look at the difference in our brains, in the last ten there has been a great increase that research.

http://www.dana.org/Cerebrum/Default.aspx?id=39300

Anonymous said...

You are probably right. I was transferred out of that division at the end of 1990. This was a new super sensitive, high power machine. It had to be buried in a vault underground to shield it from electro-magnetic interference. My job was just to make sure the surrounding streets and buildings didn't slide into the excavation. [can't say any more; confidence agreement.]