Personal ancedotes support and explain opinions.(giving everyone the oportunity to TRY).
Originally Posted by gcoll
scientific facts are just that.You (once again) dont have a firm understanding of the subject matter and (once again) seem to just want to be contrary as if there is something to win here.
In addition(once again) you ignore any evidence or facts that directly refute your opinions which are unsubstantiated.All human embryos begin as Females.
.Per Louis A. Berman, Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago:
If there are no hormonal changes in the prenatal environment, the embryo remains a female. If, however, the embryo is destined to become a male, its Y-chromosomes trigger the production of testosterone (the male hormone), which masculinizes the brain and genitalia (internal as well as external) of the embryo. Every person begins life with a female brain. Males are left with vestigial nipples, a reminder that life begins for all of us as females, and some of us are fated to become more masculinized than others
this is the nature of life and evolution,and natural selection.
Males have a greater muscle mass because of the presence of elevated levels of testosterone, not some "secret manly" gene.
woman with elevated levels of testosterone are for all intents and purposes "males" with Vaginas.
this is why steriods were developed,but rather then use my words which you will just try and invalidate here is a history:
Anabolic steroids are more accurately called anabolic-androgenic steroids. This name defines their two principle characteristics. Anabolic means to synthesize or build up; thus anabolic steroids increase skeletal muscle mass. Androgenic means involving male sexual characteristics. Anabolic steroids are related to testosterone and affect the body the many of the same ways as testosterone. Testosterone is the main hormone responsible for male sexual characteristics. It stimulates and maintains the male reproductive organs, stimulates development of bones and muscle, promotes skin and hair growth, and can influence emotions and sex drive. In males, the testes produce testosterone with a small amount also secreted by the adrenal glands. Women have only the small amount of testosterone produced by the adrenal glands.
Several hundred different types of anabolic steroids have been synthesized in attempts to maximize their benefits and minimize side effects. As of 2009, not a single anabolic steroid had been manufactured that was free of negative side effects. In many developing countries, anabolic steroids can be purchased without a prescription. However, in the United States, they have been controlled substances since 1991. Possession of an anabolic steroid without a prescription is illegal and can result in a maximum one-year prison sentence and a minimum fine of $1,000 fine for the first offense.
Anabolic steroids were first developed in the 1930s in Europe in an effort to produce a drug to treat conditions where the testes did not secrete enough testosterone. Physicians tried using these drugs for many other purposes in the 1940s and 1950s with limited success. Disadvantages outweighed benefits for most purposes, and during the later decades of the twentieth century, medical use in North America and Europe was restricted to a few conditions. These include:
Bone marrow stimulation: During the second half of the twentieth century anabolic steroids were the mainstay of therapy for hypoplastic anemia not due to nutrient deficiency, especially aplastic anemia. In the twenty-first century anabolic steroids have been replaced by synthetic protein hormones that selectively stimulate growth of blood cell precursors oth fewer side effects.
Growth stimulation: From the 1960s through the 1980s, anabolic steroids were used heavily by pediatric endocrinologists to treat children with growth failure. The availability of synthetic growth hormone (GH) and increasing social stigmatization of anabolic steroids has significantly reduced their use for this purpose.
Stimulation of appetite and preservation of muscle mass: Anabolic steroids are given to treat chronic wasting syndrome in people with diseases such as cancer and HIV/AIDS.
Induction of male puberty: Androgens sometimes are given to boys distressed about extreme delay of puberty. Testosterone is, as of 2009, nearly the only androgen used for this purpose, but synthetic anabolic steroids often were used prior to the 1980s.
Treatment of breast cancer: Testosterone has been reported to slow the development of some, but not all, breast cancer in some women.
Treatment of hypogonadism: The average adult male naturally produces 2.5-11 milligrams (mg) of testosterone daily. Testosterone is given as a replacement hormone if the testes either do not produce enough hormone or if the testes are damaged or removed (e.g., in testicular cancer).
Abuse of steroids
the idea that there is a large Physiological differentation between men and women is not supported by science.
This is becoming a pattern with you.Just as in our debate regarding economics, you seem to adopt a viewpoint and then rigidly defend it like it is a child of yours.
And just as your Macro economic theory was useless in defining what happens on the micro levelo which we live in,your insistence that woman are just genetically physically weaker then men is also a wild generalization that is not based on facts.
STORK WAS RIGHT!
Mcfadden is useless