Google’s firing of James Damore will reverberate for a long time. From the Bionic Mosquito at lewrockwell.com:
Google engineer James Damore wrote a ten-page memo (PDF), titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” Google fired him.
You know all about the contents already. To make a long story short, he suggests…
…that biological differences could help explain the gender gap in tech employment in Silicon Valley, and criticized Google’s policy of silencing discussion on the issue.
And wouldn’t you know it, Google attempted to silence discussion on the issue.
The ten-page memo is well written and well documented; based on my quick (and likely not perfect) count, he has thirty-four hyperlinks and eleven footnotes.
The reaction from the left is exactly what you would expect. A typical example is offered by The Guardian. They found an expert on the topic:
One former Harvard student, who was in the systems biology program at the same time as Damore, told the Guardian that it was not surprising to find out he was the author of the controversial manifesto, which was widely criticized for relying on shoddy science.
“His comments do not reflect the ability to read literature critically that a typical Harvard student develops over the course of actually completing a PhD,” the former classmate said.
A systems biology student. What is systems biology?
Systems biology is based on the understanding that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. It has been responsible for some of the most important developments in the science of human health and environmental sustainability.
This doesn’t sound like someone qualified to pass judgement on the science in Mr. Damore’s memo. Let’s find someone who is. How about Jordan Peterson? Who is Jordan Peterson?
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