Trans Editing: Netflix Cuts Chromosome Segment From 1996 Bill Nye Episode

In conjunction with its new show "Bill Nye Saves the World," Netflix also released select episodes from the series "Bill Nye the Science Guy" (1993-1998). One of those episodes had a segment about biological sex, explaining that chromosomes determine whether you are a boy or a girl. But Netflix edited out that section, because it contradicts transgenderism and the "spectrum" Nye presented in his new show.

"I'm a girl. Could have just as easily been a boy though, because the probability of becoming a girl is always one in two," Amy Broder, an actress known for The Neighbors (2012), explains in the original version of the episode. "See, inside each of our cells are these things called chromosomes, and they control whether we become a boy or a girl."

This basic science lesson is now considered something like hate speech. But Broder is remarkably clear about the connection between chromosomes and biological sex.

Broder goes on to explain that "your mom has two 'X' chromosomes in all of her cells, and your dad has one 'X' and one 'Y' chromosome in each of his cells. Before you're born, your mom gives you one of her chromosomes and your dad gives you one of his. Mom always gives you an 'X', and if dad gives you an 'X' too, then you become a girl. But, if he gives you his 'Y' then you become a boy."

How insensitive! But it gets worse. "See, there are only two possibilities: 'XX' a girl, or 'XY' a boy. The chance of becoming either a boy or a girl is always one in two, a fifty-fifty chance either way. It's like flipping a coin."

This simple explanation of the biological roots of sex and gender is still scientifically correct, but it has become politically incorrect. So Netflix had to censor the original episode.

Netflix could have decided to cut out the 1996 episode "Probability" altogether, but instead the company decided to remove this offensive segment with Amy Broder and keep the rest. In the Netflix version, the scene before Broder's discussion of chromosomes flows directly into the scene after it, as though Broader's skit never existed.