Bi-Sexual Man; Or, Evolution of the Sexes
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION THE subject of True Hermaphroditism or Bisexuality is one that for ages has absorbed the master minds of science and philosophy; and the true cause of the phenomena of hermaphroditism is one of the greatest of mysteries known to past generations. In this work on Bisexual Man, the authors set forth an hypothesis as to the descent of the present human race from ancient Bisexual Ancestors, contending that there has been an evolution of separate sexes from Bisexual Man, and that the present males and females (or men and women) are but the deteriorated representatives of once superior human creatures--bisexual beings; also, that what we have so long assumed to be a rare freak of nature, i. e., Hermaphroditism, is really but a partial return to the original type of perfect Bisexual Man. It is to be noted that this hypothesis is in direct opposition to the theory of descent from lower or anthropoidal types, according to the Darwinian hypothesis. Instead, the authors present the revolutionary theory of descent from superior bisexual beings, through processes of degeneration: with the implied countertheory of the future ascent of present dependent unisexual beings to the original bisexual independent state, through processes of regeneration. Insomuch as the subject is a mooted and unproven one, it is sincerely hoped that press and public will suspend judgment until the facts, proofs, and conclusions herein presented are most carefully and scientifically reviewed, in the spirit of earnest and conscientious inquiry after the Truth. In the first chapter of this volume we have compiled data which scientific research has obtained in regard to the present condition of the sexes--vestigial sexual organs, hermaphroditism, etc., --in order..