ANSWERS: 6
  • At least 36000! https://www.independent.co.uk/news/scientists-discover-why-fungi-have-36000-sexes-1119181.html
    • bostjan64
      Their singles' bars must be a very confusing place. LOL
    • Linda Joy
      If I remember correctly they are all compatible with one another. Maybe the confusing part would be choosing among so many tasty options!
  • There are two genders which you are labelled with depending on what genitalia you have at birth. Men are men, they have the genitals to make sperm and impregnate women, also are larger with heavier muscle mass among other's differences, and women are women with fallopian tubes for eggs, and uterus's for the baby to grow in, and breasts for the baby to feed from. This biology is what has determined gender throughout history.
    • bostjan64
      But what about extremely rare cases where a) neither set of organs is apparently present, b) both sets of organs are apparently present, or c) the organs present are ambiguous?
    • Archie Bunker
      The exceptions do not make the rule. You're either XX or XY.
    • Creamcrackered
      Exactly Archie, anything else is a deviation, and even with those born with both organs they are still predominantly one gender more than the other.
    • bostjan64
      Actually, about one in 200-300 people are neither XX nor XY. But, basically, if you have zero Y chromosomes, it makes you female, otherwise, it makes you male, if I can make a frank distinction there. Some folks are born with XX, but one of the two X's is "fragile", such that the person outwardly appears male, even though the genetics there indicate female. I don't think any of what I just mentioned has anything at all to do with the subject of trans-gender. Those are what we call "genotype," dealing with the actual DNA, not what is outwardly apparent. As Creamcrackered mentioned, virtually everyone has a natural outward appearance fitting one or the other. But there are at least a handful of documented exceptions (which have to do with genetics and X/Y differentiation, but also a lot of other things that have to form a sort of "perfect storm"). Anyway, two is the correct answer for >99.5% of the population, taking biology into any sort of account.
    • Linda Joy
      "Anyway, two is the correct answer for >99.5% of the population, taking biology into any sort of account." Maybe in humans, but not in the ENTIRE biological sphere. There is also XYY. And females that were exposed to male hormones during fetal development and some people don't even know they are intersex - formerly known as hermaphrodites until puberty or later. One person grew a full beard early in puberty and didn't know till later that she was genetically female with both sets of fully functional reproductive organs. Most male intersex people are sterile, I think. As for being born without either outer genitals, I've never heard of that being documented. Do you have a source, bostjan? I know there are cases of ambiguous determination.
    • bostjan64
      X/Y determination is not universal. Platypuses and echidnas have either an even or odd number of XY pairs to determine gender. Most birds, some reptiles, and many insects use WZ, where a W chromosome determines female and lack thereof determines male, opposite of what we see in most mammals. Other organisms, mostly outside of the animal kingdom, generally have more than two sets of chromosomes and have very complex gender determination. Approximate occurrence of non-diploidies: X .035%, XXY 0.15%, XYY 0.1%, XXX and XXXX 0.1%, XXYY 0.025%, others less than 0.02%. All in total, it's roughly 0.4% of the human population. True hermaphrodites are far less common than those genetic anomalies; I don't think there are even any published numbers. As for people born without apparently obvious outer gender organs, it's something I've read about in print. I believe I still have the books, though, so I'll see if I can track it down this weekend and post the titles and page numbers in case anyone's local libraries have those books. At any rate, all of those cases are quite rare.
    • Black Mystique
      Agreed. There are fish that can switch their genders. Only humans want add "gender identity" to the rule.
    • Archie Bunker
      And only humans want to base their gender on how they "feel."
    • Black Mystique
      Agreed. There are two biological genders, male or female depending on genitalia. There is also hermaphrodites which have both as well. With that said, we then medically change your genitalia and features through surgery and hormones to become a transsexuals based on your identity.
    • Archie Bunker
      Cutting your penis off and growing boobs doesn't make you any more a female than me standing in my garage makes me a Buick.
    • bostjan64
      Let me fix that for you: Cutting your penis off and growing boobs doesn't make you any more a female than me stapling a hood ornament to my forehead and wearing roller skates makes me a Buick.
    • Creamcrackered
      Well said Archie, I'm sick of this deviant programming, bunch of perverts behind it as always. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cBLRfoylmE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Ci-at6Jeo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3T_QpR4FhU
    • Creamcrackered
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7m6_apRHEs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra1-CEWB9KI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w04yiQ0ACeY https://gnosticwarrior.com/symbol-phoenix.html Quote Most occultists believe that the Phoenix is a symbol of Lucifer who was cast down in flames and who (they think ) will one day rise triumphant. This, of course, also relates to the rising of Hiram Abiff, the Masonic ‘christ.’” Burns, Masonic & Occult Symbols Illustrated, pp. 121-23
  • Two. Always have been and always will be, despite what the wacko liberals tell you.
    • Linda Joy
      fungi have 36000 different genders.
    • Archie Bunker
      Being that this is in the "Politics & Modern Events" category, I'm gonna assume 64 is asking about people, not molds & spores.
  • Genesis 1:27 created males and females.
  • Two and a lot of mental disorders.
  • I give up! I came across this and realize that I really don't care anymore and will treat people how they designate and outwardly appear. https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a20888315/genders-identity-list-definitions/

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