Don't care about the blogs, but I read the nature article. Not my field, but I think it is understandable why scientists in the relevant field would be pushing for a more granular understanding of sex rather than as a simple binary. Such a model probably doesn't explain the range of phenotype differences seen. Just because something seems like "common sense" upon first observation doesn't make it true open further and deeper examination.
A common sense approach would lead most to think the earth was flat, it just seems flat when you go outside and check. It takes a deeper understanding of geometry to determine that the earth is a sphere based on observations on the ground.
That said, I'll have to try and take some time and find the relevant literature to see why scientists in those fields have come to the conclusion that gender and sex are different (something I have a reasonable understanding of) and why sex should be viewed as a spectrum (something I have heard but haven't really read about why).
"Such a model probably doesn't explain the range of phenotype differences seen"
From the research I have seen the additional genotypes they are referring to are those like XXY, XYY etc which all appear to cause defects
"A common sense approach would lead most to think the earth was flat"
it would not since the sun sets everyday behind the horizon, since many objects are cut off at the bottom over large distances etc etc etc this is a dishonest talking point circulated around by flat earthers to soften people up to their nonsense
" find the relevant literature to see why scientists in those fields have come to the conclusion that gender and sex are different"
you'll also see people operating of off the same ideology claim the exact opposite, that women are sexually assaulted under patriarchy, for example, because they are biologically weaker than men, and they can do this and be defended because there's no demand for logical consistency
its largely bullshit constructed to fuel narratives that spurn on revolutionary ideology, the end goal is almost always to deconstruct western civilisation
"why sex should be viewed as a spectrum"
have fun with thatLast edited by o_O.Q - on 30 March 2020