Science Says What’s Really Compassionate Is Encouraging People With Gender Dysphoria To Love Their Real Bodies

At the center of the transgenderism fight is the debate about how best to help those who suffer from gender dysphoria or guide those merely caught up in the craze, especially children. The loudest narrative from the left says acceptance equals kindness, but new research on so-called “detransition” reveals that the conservative stance against social playacting and medical intervention is actually the compassionate one.
In debates about trans treatment, the left invariably plays the “suicide” and “discrimination” cards.

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Science Says What’s Really Compassionate Is Encouraging People With Gender Dysphoria To Love Their Real Bodies

At the center of the transgenderism fight is the debate about how best to help those who suffer from gender dysphoria or guide those merely caught up in the craze, especially children. The loudest narrative from the left says acceptance equals kindness, but new research on so-called “detransition” reveals that the conservative stance against social playacting and medical intervention is actually the compassionate one.
In debates about trans treatment, the left invariably plays the “suicide” and “discrimination” cards.

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Poaching is altering the genetics of wild animals

Sometime in the distant past, well before humans walked the Earth, the ancestors of modern-day elephants evolved their iconic tusks. Elephants use their bleach-white incisors — they’re technically giant teeth, like ours but longer — to dig, collect food, and protect themselves.
Then Homo sapiens arrived, and elephant tusks became a liability. Poachers kill the massive animals for their tusks, which are worth about $330 a pound wholesale as of 2017. Hunters slaughter roughly 20,000 elephants a year to supply the global ivory trade, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

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5 Ways Scientists Think You Can Live Longer

Most people want to live a long and happy life—or at least avoid a short and miserable one. If you’re in that majority, then you’re in luck. Over the last decade, a quiet research revolution has occurred in our understanding of the biology of aging.
The challenge is to turn this knowledge into advice and treatments we can benefit from. Here we bust the myth that lengthening healthy life expectancy is science fiction, and show that it is instead scientific fact.
Nutrition and lifestyle
There’s plenty of evidence for the benefits of doing the boring stuff, such as eating right.

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5 Ways Scientists Think You Can Live Longer

Most people want to live a long and happy life—or at least avoid a short and miserable one. If you’re in that majority, then you’re in luck. Over the last decade, a quiet research revolution has occurred in our understanding of the biology of aging.
The challenge is to turn this knowledge into advice and treatments we can benefit from. Here we bust the myth that lengthening healthy life expectancy is science fiction, and show that it is instead scientific fact.
Nutrition and lifestyle
There’s plenty of evidence for the benefits of doing the boring stuff, such as eating right.

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5 Ways Scientists Think You Can Live Longer

Most people want to live a long and happy life—or at least avoid a short and miserable one. If you’re in that majority, then you’re in luck. Over the last decade, a quiet research revolution has occurred in our understanding of the biology of aging.
The challenge is to turn this knowledge into advice and treatments we can benefit from. Here we bust the myth that lengthening healthy life expectancy is science fiction, and show that it is instead scientific fact.
Nutrition and lifestyle
There’s plenty of evidence for the benefits of doing the boring stuff, such as eating right.

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The animals that may exist in a million years, imagined by biologists

While it can sometimes seem like humanity is hell-bent on environmental destruction, it’s unlikely our actions will end all life on Earth. Some creatures are sure to endure in this age of mass extinction and climate crisis. Over time, they will adapt to a harsher world we’ve helped create, evolving to meet the moment as best they can.
Some of these transformations have gotten underway in our lifetimes. Climate change, some research suggests, is already “shape shifting” animals — shrinking certain migratory birds and speeding up the life cycles of amphibians, for example.

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Swimming Upstream in the Culture Wars

Transgender flag at a protest against Trump administration policies in New York City, 2018 (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)
National Review is never afraid to resist the Left’s demands for conformity.
‘Adead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it,” said G. K. Chesterton. National Review has demonstrated its liveliness by going against the tide of a culture that threatens to drag us down into the slough of despond.
You can help us continue the long journey upstream by contributing to our webathon.

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Swimming Upstream in the Culture Wars

Transgender flag at a protest against Trump administration policies in New York City, 2018 (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)
National Review is never afraid to resist the Left’s demands for conformity.
‘Adead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it,” said G. K. Chesterton. National Review has demonstrated its liveliness by going against the tide of a culture that threatens to drag us down into the slough of despond.
You can help us continue the long journey upstream by contributing to our webathon.

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Swimming Upstream in the Culture Wars

Transgender flag at a protest against Trump administration policies in New York City, 2018 (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)
National Review is never afraid to resist the Left’s demands for conformity.
‘Adead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it,” said G. K. Chesterton. National Review has demonstrated its liveliness by going against the tide of a culture that threatens to drag us down into the slough of despond.
You can help us continue the long journey upstream by contributing to our webathon.

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