Google confirms the hypothesis of the author of the “diversity memo” by firing him



Fortunately, James Damore is being inundated with job offers.

We shall overcome.

Scientific support for Damore’s arguments, from professor Jordan Peterson:

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):
Lippa (2008):
Weisberg (2011):
Del Giudice (2012): and stable sex differences in more gender-neutral countries: (Note: these findings runs precisely and exactly contrary to social constructionist theory: thus, it’s been tested, and it’s wrong).

Katz-Gerrog (2000):
Costa (2001):
Schmitt (2008):
Schmitt (2016):

(Women’s) interest in people vs (men’s) interest in things:
Lippa (1998):
Rong Su (2009):
Lippa (2010):

The general importance of exposure to sex-linked steroids on fetal and then lifetime development:
Hines (2015)

Exposure to prenatal testosterone and interest in things or people (even when the exposure is among females):
Berenbaum (1992):
Beltz (2011):
Baron-Cohen (2014):
Hines (2016):

Primarily biological basis of personality sex differences:
Lippa (2008):
Ngun (2010):

Status and sex: males and females
Perusse (1993):
Perusse (1994):
Buss (2008):
de Bruyn (2012):

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):
Hirsh (2010):
Gerber (2011):
Xu (2013):
Burton (2015):

Occupations by gender:

Problems with the measurement and concept of unconscious bias:
Fielder (2006):
Blanton (2009): (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):
Langbert (2016):



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