Click to Watch in HD > 2017/08/08: James Damore and his Google Memo on Diversity (complete)

Watch James Demore of Google recently wrote a memo detailing his thoughts about Googles various diversity initiatives. Inside the company, and then outside, it went viral. He lost his job, in consequence: for perpetuating gender stereotypes. The problem is that everything James claimed is solidly backed by well-developed scientific literatures. Thus, the company that is arguably in charge of more of the worlds communication than any other has now fired a promising engineer for stating a series of established scientific truths. Thats worth thinking about. In this full 50 minute interview, James and I discuss his motivations, and the consequences of his actions. We are joined (audio only) by another Google employee who wishes, for obvious reasons, to remain anonymous. A fund-raiser for James has been established, here: http://bit.ly/2uuI0lf Here are a series of references buttressing each and every claim James made in his memo, which has been erroneously deemed pseudo-scientific (full papers linked where possible): Sex differences in personality: Lynn (1996): http://bit.ly/2vThoy8 Lippa (2008): http://bit.ly/2vmtSMs Weisberg (2011): http://bit.ly/2gJVmEp Del Giudice (2012): http://bit.ly/2vEKTUx Larger/large and stable sex differences in more gender-neutral countries: (Note: these findings runs precisely and exactly contrary to social constructionist theory: thus, its been tested, and its wrong). Katz-Gerrog (2000): http://bit.ly/2uoY9c4 Costa (2001): http://bit.ly/2utaTT3 Schmitt (2008): http://bit.ly/2p6nHYY Schmitt (2016): http://bit.ly/2wMN45j (Womens) interest in people vs (mens) interest in things: Lippa (1998): http://bit.ly/2vr0PHF Rong Su (2009): http://bit.ly/2wtlbzU Lippa (2010): http://bit.ly/2wyfW23 Big Five trait agreeableness and (lower) income (including for men): Spurk (2010): http://bit.ly/2vu1x6E Judge (2012): http://bit.ly/2uxhwQh The general importance of exposure to sex-linked steroids on fetal and then lifetime development: Hines (2015) http://bit.ly/2uufOiv Exposure to prenatal testosterone and interest in things or people (even when the exposure is among females): Berenbaum (1992): http://bit.ly/2uKxpSQ Beltz (2011): http://bit.ly/2hPXC1c Baron-Cohen (2014): http://bit.ly/2vn4KXq Hines (2016): http://bit.ly/2hPYKSu Primarily biological basis of personality sex differences: Lippa (2008): http://bit.ly/2vmtSMs Ngun (2010): http://bit.ly/2vJ6QSh Status and sex: males and females Perusse (1993): http://bit.ly/2uoIOw8 Perusse (1994): http://bit.ly/2vNzcL6 Buss (2008): http://bit.ly/2uumv4g de Bruyn (2012): http://bit.ly/2uoWkMh To quote de Bruyn et al: 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: Gerber (2010): http://bit.ly/2hOpnHa Hirsh (2010): http://bit.ly/2fsxIzB Gerber (2011): http://bit.ly/2hJ1Kjb Xu (2013): http://bit.ly/2ftDhOq Burton (2015): http://bit.ly/2uoPS87 Bakker (2016): http://bit.ly/2vMlQ1N Occupations by gender: http://bit.ly/2vTdgPp Problems with the measurement and concept of unconscious bias: Fielder (2006): http://bit.ly/2vGzhQP Blanton (2009): http://bit.ly/2vQuwEP (this one is particularly damning) And, just for kicks, two links discussing the massive over-representation of the left in, most particularly, the humanities: Klein (2008): http://bit.ly/2fwdLrS Langbert (2016): http://bit.ly/2cV53Q8 My links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Self Authoring: http://selfauthoring.com/ Jordan Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Podcast: http://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-p... Reading List: http://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/03/gr... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson

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