That I have only mediocre knowledge in one particular and very specific area, compared to the "Real Deal" is obvious when you see the work of Dr Veronica Drantz, who I've had the pleasure of corresponding with. She's an educator too, able to explain even the most complex concepts in ways that people like me can comprehend.
Did I mention she's a really nice person too? That helps her do her job, of educating people, and her knowledge is extensive.
Her work that most interests me was the subject of a Special Presentation by her to the Center for Inquiry on November 9th. I wish I could have been there.
The presentation was entitled "Science & Sexuality", and, in her own words:
In this presentation, I answered the following questions:Her powerpoint presentations make fascinating reading, and parallel closely - though in even more depth - the lecture by the Professor of Psychology at the ANU who invited me to guest lecture at the end.
- What can science tell us about sexuality?
- How many sexes are there?
- What exactly is a female? A male?
- Is intersexuality normal?
- What is known about the biology of sexual identity?
- What is known about the biology of sexual orientation?
I heartily recommend Ronnie's lecture series. It shows just how much evidence there is, and how what had been a mass of unconnected pieces is now coming together.