God is a woman. Here’s why.
On the Y chromosome inherent to most mammals is the sex-determining-region gene that basically does nothing for the bulk of an individual’s life. However, during the first trimester one is in his mother’s tummy, it does play a brief-yet-somewhat-significant role.
The gene turns on in the womb, releasing a chemical called dihydrotestosterone, with the sole purpose of transforming what would otherwise be a female form into a male form. Hence, the clitoris develops into a penis, the labia develops into a scrotum, and the gonads become sperm-producing testicles (rather than egg-producing ovaries). While different, the male sexual organs are actually just a variation of their female counterparts.
Fossilized evidence suggests organisms developed two genders approximately one billion years ago. The male gender arose as a means of allowing sexual reproduction, which is superior in many ways to asexual reproduction. Multiple genders enable a sharing of genes that allow for quick, healthy variation within a species not possible otherwise.
The development of two genders has, in fact, largely been the driving force behind evolution, making for speedier adaption from one generation to the next, and providing a means by which genetic material can mix. But at the point of conception, prior to the Y chromosome doing its thing, all people are ‘she’ people.
And so, we are all women. It’s just that half of us have a genetic mutation that allows for healthy reproduction. It’s an undisputable fact.
According to the Bible: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” — Genesis 1:26-27
Judeo-Christian lore teaches woman came from the rib of a Adam. However, as clarified earlier in this column, this is not possible given the fact we are all female, with just a slight genetic variation to allow for sexual reproduction.
Perhaps when Moses (or whoever) wrote the Book of Genesis, he or she made a simple error, or misunderstood the word of God. Adam, to clarify, could not have been a man. It is from the female form that the male species differentiates itself, after all.
Ergo, since woman came first and man is but a mutation of the female form (for entirely practical purposes), and if God created the human race in the image of the divine for some unbeknownst purpose, then it is logical to assume the first gender, woman, is the true model of God.
Carter Haydu can be reached at 691-1265.