"Godless" at Gene Expression, on transsexualism

"Godless" writes for Gene Expression, a blog which is linked on the Steve Sailer website. Sailer is a conservative who runs a eugenics think tank called the Human Biodiversity Institute.

Newamul Khan (Razib) and "Godless" display their quaint bourgeois sensibilities about science and genetics and what-not. Their connection to this debate on gender variance is tangential, and I hope this page describes both the start and the end of it.

Until he reads this page, "Godless" has been laboring under the delusion he is anonymous:

For those of you who feel that I'm too paranoid about anonymity, or who believe that I'm somehow exaggerating the danger to my academic career by even posting here...you need to read this post.

The post in question mocked Lynn Conway's Investigation into J. Michael Bailey, who wrote a highly defamatory book about gender variance called The Man Who Would Be Queen.

One of my amazing research assistants took a break from getting the scoop on J. Michael Bailey to do a quick topline on "Godless." If it were only so easy to disabuse him of his ideological delusions.

Anyway, "Godless" decided to take a swipe at Professor Conway, a world-renowned electrical engineer, for investigating this eugenics think tank. One of my research assistants captured Google's archive of a 26 October 2003 entry by "Godless" before he thought better of it and pulled it.

Excerpts from "Godless" at: archives/cat_evolutionary_psychology.html:
The plot thickens. The person doing the investigating is Lynn Conway. Now, anyone who's ever taken a class on VLSI design has heard of Conway - along with Carver Mead, she wrote the seminal text on the subject back in 1978, "Introduction to VLSI Design".

Thing is, "she" is really a "he". Seems like investigative reporters tracked down the fact that she was a man in her early career and exposed her. Which makes one wonder why she'd want to invade the privacy of others...

Bonus laugh

This picture is from Conway's website.

http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/MainPhotos/USAFA1.jpg

Standing next to Conway is Brent Scowcroft, realpolitiker extraordinaire and mastermind of the first Gulf War. Somehow, I doubt ol' Brent would have had that smile on his face if he'd realized that Conway was a transsexual :)


Because "Godless" lives in fear of being held responsible for his opinions, he assumes everyone else fears exposure, too.

Showing class this cretin will never attain, Lynn Conway writes:

Thanks!

That's pretty cool. Looks like we're really getting to them!

BTW, one of the best antidotes to the old-time "scientific racism theories" such as Shockley's work, The Bell Curve, Rushton's work, etc., is the outstanding book titled The Mismeasure of Man, by evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould.

Here's a good bio of Gould that I highly recommend that you read. It provides a good intro to his critiques of the evol-pysch movement:
http://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/gould/

I knew Gould pretty well, having served with him on a number of Academy committees. He was a great scientist, who unfortunately died prematurely in 2001. If he were around now, he would have been the first person I would have called to our defense...

Stephen was very highly respected in academe, and his conflict with the scientfic racists still echoes there. He jumped on The Bell Curve kinda like we've been going after Bailey - as being a bunch of non-science wrapped in what looked like a scientific package, and which could cause a lot of harm if taken seriously by the general public.

We can gain an ongoing benefit from Gould's work by reminding academic people about him...

Albest,
Lynn

PS: I know Brent Scowcroft well. He knows about my past and is fine with it.

It's amazing that those biodevos think that people will cringe if they learn that we are "transsexuals". The very idea reveals their totally biased thinking, and their ignorance regarding our emergence as accomplished, successful people.


"Godless" must have transsexuals on his mind a lot, because he came up with this entry just a few days later:

October 31, 2003

This beats Joe Millionaire...

Seems like just the other day we were chuckling at the European women about to be fleeced on Joe Millionaire 2. But man oh man - those Euros are wayyyy ahead of the game. Check this out:

Six men are suing Sky TV after they took part in a reality TV show in which they competed to win the affections of a beautiful woman - who later turned out to be a man waiting for a sex-change operation. The contestants have instructed law firm Schillings, which specialises in media cases, to begin legal proceedings against Sky One and the show's producer, independent company Brighter Pictures.

The men claim they were tricked into kissing, cuddling and holding hands with the "woman", Miriam, and say it was only after three weeks of filming that they were told she was male.

While viewers know from the start that Miriam is a male-to-female transsexual, the contestants, who include a Royal Marine commando, a ski instructor and an ex-lifeguard, only discover the truth when Miriam picks the winner and then lifts up her skirt.
One contestant was so furious he is said to have punched the show's producer when he found out. The programme, There's Something About Miriam, is due to be broadcast on November 16 but the contestants are now trying to stop it going on air.

If you follow the link, you'll see that "Miriam" looks pretty damn realistic. But man - this could have gotten out of hand, like that Jenny Jones show from a while back.

Posted by godless at 03:58 AM

Anyway, it is hoped that "Godless" will go back to his typical elitist rants on other topics and stop mocking transwomen who have accomplished more than he can ever expect to.

Here's a note to everyone who feels entitled to spout off: if you feel you need to hide under a white hood or a fake name to say or do something, you might want to think long and hard about what you're doing.

"Godless" strikes me as the paranoid stalker type, so I wouldn't want this to get unpleasant. I'd hate to have to put my assistants to work on him for more than the hour or so they already have. Let's hope "Godless" remains a footnote in this whole investigation.