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Comment author: MugaSofer 27 November 2012 02:48:43AM *  3 points [-]

I'm pretty sure that the ouch is merely evidence that someone is experiencing pain. We're perilously close to arguing definitions here, though. If someone developed such a scan and there were a lot of trans people coming up as cis that would be warning sign, but it is not impossible (merely unlikely) that there are "trans" people who have more in common with cis people than "real" trans people.

EDIT: it may help to consider autism here.

FURTHER EDIT: dammit, stupid karma toll cutting off my discussions.

Comment author: Bugmaster 28 November 2012 01:25:02AM 2 points [-]

If someone developed such a scan, and it labeled a bunch of trans-identified people as cis, then IMO that would be good evidence for the proposition that the scanner is buggy.