The denial by mainstream scientists that sex is binary is of the same cloth as the denial that human life starts at conception and the denial that intelligent design is evident in living things.
Scientists aren’t like “everyone else”: because of the prestige they enjoy, the impact of their being “uncritical of things that [they] want to believe” is tremendous. It can be quite corrosive, quite malign.
It is, I believe, a revelation about our scientific culture and particularly about the trust we should place in a “science consensus” that should shake us to our bones.
Anyone who’d spoken up, says Professor Egnor, would likely have lost his career. He points to a striking parallel.
We must never confuse scientific consensus with science. Science is inquiry. Consensus is cloture of inquiry.