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Marty Gingras

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Dog 2.0: So ... the admittedly anecdotal accounts strongly suggest that there is a social, (social contagion) and/or peer (peer contagion) component to transsexualism at least for the young. It is also curious that the condition occurs most often in predominately white, upper-class communities.
FTFY, because you forgot to emphasize 'strongly' in your interpretation of the cited material. Of course, the authors didn't think there was a strong suggestion...
 

Dog 2.0

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Nothing in this anecdotal sampling of parents indicates causality.

The authors hypothesize that maybe causal relationships could be established between factors mentioned by parents (peer groups, social media or conflict between children and parents) but they provide no evidence of causality.

An equally likely scenario is that transgender kids gravitate towards accepting peers, seek out info on the internet, and judgmental parents who disapprove of their children's mindset create conflict with their kids.

But, I think we agree that you've not supplied any evidence to support your theory.

So can we get back to laughing at you now, assuming that's the best you can do?
Read it again, there actually are indicators of causality which is why the authors believe further study is warranted.
 

Dog 2.0

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FTFY, because you forgot to emphasize 'strongly' in your interpretation of the cited material. Of course, the authors didn't think there was a strong suggestion...
You don't know that, they felt strongly enough about it to write the report.

Four girls practice with a popular transgender coach and all four come out as transgender themselves. What are the chances that all four girls are members of .03% of the population?

Yes, strongly suggests.
 
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phillysailor

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Read it again, there actually are indicators of causality which is why the authors believe further study is warranted.
Dude. It's a plea for funding, which it might get from reich wing supporters of an agenda, but there is nothing substantive about making wild theories based on weak data. Its just more culture war.

Hee hee! I love that you think you understand social research papers! Please play again :giggle: :geek:
 

Dog 2.0

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Dude. It's a plea for funding, which it might get from reich wing supporters of an agenda, but there is nothing substantive about making wild theories based on weak data. Its just more culture war.

Hee hee! I love that you think you understand social research papers! Please play again :giggle: :geek:
Even if true the indicators of causality exist.
 

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phillysailor

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Even if true the indicators of causality exist.
The study wasn’t powered or designed to determine causality. Your can impose your dogma on this study, but that’s not science, just your culture war.

Its your usual baseless accusation shtick applied to reading a pseudo-scientific paper.

This was a survey of parents. That’s it. Reading conclusions into it proves you’ll never be considered smart outside your ideological bubble, just as I told you the other day.
 

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The study wasn’t powered or designed to determine causality. Your can impose your dogma on this study, but that’s not science, just your culture war.

Its your usual baseless accusation shtick applied to reading a pseudo-scientific paper.

This was a survey of parents. That’s it. Reading conclusions into it proves you’ll never be considered smart outside your ideological bubble, just as I told you the other day.
You have lost credibility
 

spankoka

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I don't know what's up with people who worry about things that are not their problem. I once met a guy who was outraged that Osaka has ladies only train cars, apparently that's gender discrimination. He'd never actually been to Osaka, but their pink rail cars offended him.

 

Dog 2.0

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The study wasn’t powered or designed to determine causality. Your can impose your dogma on this study, but that’s not science, just your culture war.

Its your usual baseless accusation shtick applied to reading a pseudo-scientific paper.

This was a survey of parents. That’s it. Reading conclusions into it proves you’ll never be considered smart outside your ideological bubble, just as I told you the other day.

“I know people hate to hear that but it’s obviously true, there is an element of social contagion, or else it wouldn’t be so prevalent in here [California] and not in Indiana, it wouldn’t be regional” … Bill Maher
 
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