A number of scientists have confirmed facts stated in a controversial anti-political correctness manifesto that got a Google employee fired on the grounds of “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”

James Damore’s manifesto, which got him fired from Google, is being described as scientifically accurate by several psychologists.

The psychologists in question have basically come to an agreement that many of the claims in Damore’s ‘Google Manifesto’ are actually quite accurate on a scientific level.

Dr. Lee Jussim, Professor Geoffrey Miller from the University of New Mexico, Professor David Schmitt from Bradley University, and Dr. Debra W Soh who has written for Playboy all seem to agree that Damore’s manifesto made sense scientifically.

Together, the four professors make a compelling argument as to the accuracy of the claims laid out in Damore’s Google Manifesto.

Quillette, the website hosting the reply from the psychologists to the manifesto, has been slammed with traffic so badly since publication that the site went down…

Professor David Schmitt had this to say in the Quillette piece:

I think it’s really important to discuss this topic scientifically, keeping an open mind and using informed skepticism when evaluating claims about evidence. In the case of personality traits, evidence that men and women may have different average levels of certain traits is rather strong. For instance, sex differences in negative emotionality are universal across cultures; developmentally emerge across all cultures at exactly the same age; are linked to diagnosed (not just self-reported) mental health issues; appear rooted in sex differences in neurology, gene activation, and hormones; are larger in more gender egalitarian nations; and so forth (for a short review of this evidence, see here). In my view, claiming that sex differences exist in negative emotionality is not an “incorrect assumption about gender.” It is an empirically well-supported claim (at least, based on the best psychological science we have so far).

Professor Schmitt has been red-pilling people on Twitter as well:

Dr. Lee Jessim also thinks Damore is right:

The author of the Google essay on issues related to diversity gets nearly all of the science and its implications exactly right.

Dr. Jessim explains that the differences in sexes is the whole reason for having diversity:

The evolutionary psychology research on sex differences is one of the best reasons to promote sexual diversity in the workplace – and one of the best reasons to expect that there may still be some inequalities of outcome in particular jobs, companies, and industries.

Dr. Soh, a woman, doesn’t find the Google memo sexist at all:

As a woman who’s worked in academia and within STEM, I didn’t find the memo offensive or sexist in the least. I found it to be a well thought out document, asking for greater tolerance for differences in opinion, and treating people as individuals instead of based on group membership.

According to Dr. Soh, the psychological differences between men and women are legit:

Within the field of neuroscience, sex differences between women and men—when it comes to brain structure and function and associated differences in personality and occupational preferences—are understood to be true, because the evidence for them (thousands of studies) is strong. This is not information that’s considered controversial or up for debate; if you tried to argue otherwise, or for purely social influences, you’d be laughed at.

Dr. Soh thinks it’s important that we talk about these differences like Damore instead of stifling them like Google apparently wants:

No matter how controversial it is or how great the pushback, I believe it’s important to speak out, because if we can’t discuss scientific truths, where does that leave us?

Professor Geoffrey Miller would have given the manifesto an A- had it been submitted to him in a masters level course:

For what it’s worth, I think that almost all of the Google memo’s empirical claims are scientifically accurate. Moreover, they are stated quite carefully and dispassionately. Its key claims about sex differences are especially well-supported by large volumes of research across species, cultures, and history. I know a little about sex differences research. On the topic of evolution and human sexuality, I’ve taught for 28 years, written 4 books and over 100 academic publications, given 190 talks, reviewed papers for over 50 journals, and mentored 11 Ph.D. students. Whoever the memo’s author is, he has obviously read a fair amount about these topics. Graded fairly, his memo would get at least an A- in any masters’ level psychology course. It is consistent with the scientific state of the art on sex differences. (Blank slate gender feminism is advocacy rather than science: no gender feminist I’ve met has ever been able to give a coherent answer to the question ‘What empirical findings would convince you that psychological sex differences evolved?’)

Watch MILO explain why social justice makes women miserable:

Source:
Quillette

  • Keith Benedict

    Does this mean the left is anti-science? The answer is “yes”, but we already knew that.

    • Hermann Morr

      Lefties deny the existence of an objective reality, that is the basement itself of science.

    • AverageJoe1987

      Leftists proved they were Anti-Science when they started ignoring basic elementary school level biology to push their “there are 5 billion genders” and their “a baby isn’t alive and only resembles a clump of cells until after it’s been more” BS.

      • CatoYounger

        Or you can be born a woman in a man’s body, or a child in an adult body, or a dragonkin or whatever

    • Amy

      Please don’t lump all leftists together. I’m a leftist. There are only 2 genders. I don’t exactly have definitive thoughts on all things science related but I do believe in science. I am one of the minority on the left that has a brain and can use it. We are not all the same. Just like not all on the right are the same, nor all men are the same, nor are all women the same.

    • GTKRWN

      Libtards worship (((science))) and the (((science))) is settled! Reeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  • CORMAC___NJ

    That chart is fantast So much truth.
    I do question the sexuality scale, though. I think it should just be Dominant and submissive, but maybe that’s too triggering….

  • Sylvia Adams

    I said it before, and after reading this article will say it again — The CEO and Diversity person at Google did not actually read the manifesto. They maybe skimmed over it and overreacted to the feminists in the office who are screaming sexism. They handled it so badly and it just shows the maturity level of the CEO is not suitable for the position.

    • Typical

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  • Steve O

    The fact that he is scientifically accurate is sure to be news to the Google staff responsible for firing him. Anybody expect them to backtrack? Didn’t think so.

  • GFYSEAD

    They just did what communists like castro did.. community justice. Dont base judgement on facts and laws.. go to all the stupids in the streets.. paint a picture of a person as a turd… biased info provided of course.. then let the will of the people decide.. a bunch of brainless turd herders.. of course they will shout out.. “kill him. Kill him!” Bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch.. piss and moan…. and the squeaky wheel gets the oil.. i say.. change out those old fucking wheels with new ones.. and throw the old ones out. All the men should stick together and leave google.. and found an offshoot.. a competitor. Fuck em good. See how all the women work out together by themselves.. lemme tell ya.. never will a sandwich be made. Nothing will get done.

    • harlan leys

      Civilization was built on men making sandwiches

  • The “Truth” is irrelevant when it contradicts the “Agenda” in LeftistWorld.

  • Typical

    Science doesn’t affect feelings, this information won’t matter to the fascists.

    • femme_du_chats

      Feelings shouldn’t affect actual hard science either — but sadly in today’s world, it does.

      • CatoYounger

        Cultural marxism has infected our society to the point that they have absorbed the binary choice, every-group-is-in-conflict subtext. To SJWs you can’t like men without hating women. You can’t like white people without hating black, etc. Logic and reason are irrelevant .

        • Tuck Frump

          You shouldn’t have EVER dropped out of school. Now you’re riding the struggle bus.

          • CatoYounger

            Seriously, are you still in Junior High or what? Science IS hard, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to understand it.

          • Tuck Frump

            Science is NOT hard if you get the little subtle details first. Otherwise it get’s where you can’t see the forest for all the trees.

  • Ray Johnston

    First interview the google guy James Damore gives is to Stefan Molyneux on youtube (45min) – “Google Memo:Fired Employee speaks out”. Still waiting for the one with Prof.Jordan Peterson to come out.

    • GardenPathMuch

      Thank you for pointing me to this.

  • Amy

    I’m a female and a leftist. I guess I’m supposed to be offended by the manifesto? The first headline I heard about this story was “Google employee sends out sexist memo”. Knowing how society is anymore, my first question was, “Was it actually sexist?” It’s clear most places, nor the ‘leader’s at Google, actually paid attention to what was said in the manifesto. Should I add I also have a psychology background? Based on psychological and biological facts, he was pretty spot on. Not once did he try to label all males or all females a certain way (which would be sexist). But he explained the differences between the two and why there are gaps (which is mostly society’s fault).

    The guy should never have been fired.

    • happytortuga

      I agree. He had a couple of cringe worthy bullet points, but he was not sexist and I couldn’t even tell his political affiliation from this document. He expressed some sympathy for conservatives in the workplace, but did not identify as one.

    • Rekt

      How is the ‘pay gap’ society’s fault?
      It’s rooted in our nature. Women tend to avoid risks, while men don’t. The greater the risk, the higher the reward.

      • Amy

        Because, as you pointed out, women tend to avoid risks. Women are a part of society. I should have elaborated on that more. It’s not society as a whole. But women don’t do enough to change that.

        • Rekt

          Then the women you want to do more about the cause you are passionate about should be persuaded into biology, because they need to engineer a new breed of women, that are not -by nature- inclined to avoid risks.

          • Amy

            I have a daughter that I have been teaching to not fall into the pre-disposition of women. Because I know that it is possible to not limit yourself. She’s going to be in a science field when she gets older. Has been working toward it already. I took a risk when I decided to not enter back into the workforce and decided to work for myself. Each woman needs to make the decision to take a risk. Biology be damned.

    • GTKRWN

      You took a step outside of your cult’s hugbox. You cannot be part of the victim cult without saying you’re a victim! Out! Out! You’re now officially “alt right” in the same way Milo is a gay jewish nazi white supremacist that likes black men.

      • Amy

        That’s good because I don’t want to be a part of anyone’s hugbox! I have been attacked by people on the left because I don’t blindly go along with what they say. I have been attacked by people on the right because I am a leftist, even if I do agree with them. I’m just a human being with a brain and I use that brain.

        Thanks for a good chuckle!

        • GTKRWN

          >I’m just a human being with a brain

          That disqualifies you. You are no longer part of the left, miss.
          And yes, I did just assume your gender. Deal with it.

          • Amy

            I prefer being addressed as Ms.

            Assume away. Whether you’re right or wrong means nothing to me. I don’t need to deal with anything I don’t want to.

    • CatoYounger

      The amazing thing was he was arguing for changes in the workplace to enhance diversity. But they ate him alive anyway.

      • Amy

        I know. Which shows one of a few different things… First, they didn’t actually read the whole thing or comprehend it correctly. Second, they wanted to get rid of the guy but had no grounds before and used this as a bullshit excuse. Third, the higher ups don’t want to be told that the issues he pointed are real, therefore they can disregard what he said.

  • BTR Clinger

    Has anyone asked Bill Nye? I mean, isn’t he the definitive authority on all things science? He IS “The science Guy”, after all.

  • happytortuga

    Seems like younger men suffer from high levels of depression and anxiety…..maybe not as much as women who are the same age…but certainly more than older males.

    • Aleithia Toews

      Might have something to do with the recent trend to emasculate men. Certain activities, even body language and postures, are known to increase testosterone levels. Also of note is the prevalence of soy, which has high levels of estrogen, in the modern diet.

    • CatoYounger

      Men also commit suicide more than women across all cultures, etc.