BEST OF THE WEB: Jordan Petersen interviews James Damore, author of "controversial" Google diversity memo

In this video, I talk to James Damore and another employee who wishes to remain anonymous about James' memo regarding Google's diversity programs and their overweening ideological basis. He was fired last night. That says everything that needs to be said.

This means that the company that is arguably in charge of more of the world's communication than any other has now fired a promising engineer for stating a series of established scientific truths. That's worth thinking about.

A fund-raiser for James has been established, here.


Hate facts: references (full papers linked where possible):

Sex differences in personality:

Larger/large and stable sex differences in more gender-neutral countries: (Note: these findings run precisely and exactly contrary to social constructionist theory: thus, it's been tested, and it's wrong). (Women's) interest in things vs (men's) interest in things: The importance of exposure to sex-linked steroids on fetal and then lifetime development: http://bit.ly/2vP0ZLS

Exposure to prenatal testosterone and interest in things (even when the exposure is among females): http://bit.ly/2wI28RE

Primarily biological basis of personality sex differences:

Status and sex: males and females To quote de Bruyn et al (first reference on status and sex, above): high status predicts more mating opportunities and, thus, increased reproductive success. "This is true for human adults in many cultures, both 'modern' as well as 'primitive' (Betzig, 1986). In fact, this theory seems to be confirmed for non-human primates (Cheney, 1983; Cowlishaw and Dunbar, 1991; Dewsbury, 1982; Gray, 1985; Maslow, 1936) and other animals from widely differing ecologies (Ellis, 1995) such as squirrels (Farentinos, 1972), cockerels (Kratzer and Craig, 1980), and cockroaches (Breed, Smith, and Gall, 1980)." Status also increases female reproductive success, via a different pathway: "For females, it is generally argued that dominance is not necessarily a path to more copulations, as it is for males. It appears that important benefits bestowed upon dominant women are access to resources and less harassment from rivals (Campbell, 2002). Thus, dominant females tend to have higher offspring survival rates, at least among simians (Pusey, Williams, and Goodall, 1997); thus, dominance among females also appears to be linked to reproductive success."

Personality and political belief

Conscientiousness associated with conservatism; neuroticism and agreeableness with liberalism

Occupations by gender

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