The “trapped in the wrong body” idea assumes that consciousness is an ethereal entity which can be scalded from the body without altering its essence.
When a young woman decides to have an aesthetic surgery, she is seeking to increase her sex appeal, and she is convinced that the surgery will lead her to have more of it. She can argue that it is a self-esteem issue or that it is because she can improve her status, but basically, if the result of the surgery does not lead to an increase in her sex appeal she would not have it.
After this, anyone who believes that vegetarianism and veganism are excellent for health should reconsider their position and look for more sound arguments… if there’s any.
A study published in Evolution and Human Behavior sheds new light on current standards of beauty, attributing modern men preferences…
I wish I had been there — enjoy: Have you seen The Unbelievers yet? What would you have asked?
If we care about society having a racism problem, I would argue you don’t fight racism with (positive?) racism, but rather with *equality*. It’s a principle problem, not a degree one.
By César Marín:
by César Marín: John Maynard Smith defined a major transition in life as “the major states in complexity evolution that…
This is an article by my biologist friend César Marín for science themed magazine Órbitas Científicas: