Hambo Teaches You About the Birds & the Bees

The incredible range of wisdom possessed by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), never fails to amaze us. As you know, he’s the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. But that’s not all!

Hambo’s new article at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry, is certain to dazzle you. It’s titled “Modern Science” Says There Are Six Sexes? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

A few weeks ago CNN published a news piece [Link omitted!] that contained the statement, “It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth [Huh?], and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.” Such a statement is obviously anti-science — the “consensus criteria” for establishing “sex at birth” has been known since Eve gave birth to Cain, and Adam said, “It’s a boy!” Well, CNN isn’t alone at being anti-science.

Hambo is correct in saying that CNN isn’t alone at being anti-science, but he probably wouldn’t agree with us about who else is a scientific ignoramus. Anyway, he says:

A Democratic state legislator in Texas, who attended Harvard, recently stated, “I want us to all be aware of recognize [sic] is that modern science obviously recognizes that there are many more than two biological sexes. In fact, there are six . . . ”

Hambo’s link is to an article in the Washington Times, but it’s behind a paywall. Here’s another story about it in the New York Post: Texas lawmaker sparks backlash for declaring there are six sexes — not two . They identify him as State Rep. James Talarico. Okay, back to Hambo, who tells us:

Does modern science really recognize “six really common biological sexes” in humans? No. There are two: male and female. [Remember that, dear reader!] The “gender identities” so popular today are not biological sexes — they are determined by the feelings of the person claiming the gender identity. But feelings do not determine truth.

This may be the first time we’ve ever agreed with Hambo about anything. But then he declares:

Instead of relying on our feelings, we must turn to the Word of God for absolute truth and, by the power of God’s spirit and the gospel, line our feelings up with God’s Word and truth.

Ah yes, that’s how to determine The Truth. Hambo continues:

Rep. James Talarico went on to state, “The point is that biologically speaking, scientifically speaking, sex is a spectrum, and oftentimes can be very ambiguous.” What does he mean by this? Well, he’s pointing to the fact that not everyone is XX (female) or XY (male)—“but also single X, XXY, XYY and XXXY.” But do abnormalities in sex chromosomes really mean there are “six really common biological sexes”?

This is not a subject your Curmudgeon has ever studied — or cared about. But Hambo cares, so let’s read on:

No. Abnormalities in chromosomal development are just that: abnormalities, deviations from the norm. Abnormalities do not constitute a new biological sex. Rather, they are a disorder of normal human development. …

Also, these abnormalities are not the same thing as so-called “gender identity.” Transgender, gender fluidity, and everything else LGBTQ activists are pushing have nothing to do with biology — it has everything to do with psychology, how a person thinks and views himself or herself. It’s not a problem of the body. It’s a problem of the mind!

Your Curmudgeon is skipping a lot so we can get out of this topic. Aha — here’s Hambo’s final paragraph:

Those who struggle with gender dysphoria don’t need chemicals, body mutilating surgery, cross-dressing clothes, new pronouns, and a new name — they need the gospel message that changes hearts and lives for eternity and gives them a new identity rooted in Christ.

Now you’ve learned that Hambo not only knows more about religion and science than everyone else, but he’s also more compassionate than everyone else. What a guy!

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6 responses to “Hambo Teaches You About the Birds & the Bees

  1. Douglas E

    Sex is essentially binary. The X0, Turner’s, is female as are XXX; any combination with a Y is male regardless of how many X’s one has; there is no viable 0Y – one must have at least one X to develop; the rare non-binary sexes are intersex and true hermaphrodites. What is fluid and multifaceted is gender, and like so many folks, Ham conflates sex and gender.

  2. Speaking of birds and bees, sex is different from what is common among mammals. See also the Wikipedia article “Sex determination system”.

  3. Dave Luckett

    It took me a long time to learn and understand a simple truth: plumbing is plumbing, and the human mind is a damn sight more complicated than that.

  4. Unfashionably, I agree with Ham in almost every detail. Chromosomal ambiguity, and deviations from normal anatomical development, are rare, and should be handled on a case-by-case basis. As I understand it, current research undermines the view that there are real differences between male and female brains. Transitioning, of its nature, involves taking a person who clearly belongs anatomically to one sex, and manipulating them surgically and chemically to make their bodies resemble that of the other. To the extent that we take seriously the view that all social roles should be available to all persons, it is difficult to see why such a process is necessary, and I wonder to what extent gender dysphoria is an iatrogenic disease

  5. It’s odd that Rep. Talarico’s remarks appear to have been noteworthy only to media outlets that are right-wing conservative and/or fundamental Christian. (I Googled “State Rep. James Talarico six sexes,” and in eight pages* of Google results, not one result was from what I would consider a reliable, unbiased source.) It’s as if Talarico’s remarks were red meat, and all the legitimate media outlets were vegetarian.

    *Answers in Genesis appeared on the first page!

  6. greenpoisonfrog

    Every one of you who think sex is binary are a trans-phobe. I know because I believe that too and I’ve been banned and electronically spit on in multiple forums for daring to suggest that “sex is a spectrum” is a bunch of hooey.