Suzanne Sadedin's answer to What do scientists think about the biological claims made in the anti-diversity document written by a Google employee in August 2017? - Quora


40 bookmarks. First posted by briantrice august 2017.


Best take on the whole brouhaha. - We do have evidence for some of these to some extent for some gender differences in behavior. That, however, does not imply what the author thinks it does. His implicit model is that cognitive traits must be either biological (i.e. innate, natural, and unchangeable) or non-biological (i.e., learned by a blank slate). This nature versus nurture dichotomy is completely outdated and nobody in the field takes it seriously. Rather, modern research is based on the much more biologically reasonable view that neurological traits develop over time under the simultaneous influence of epigenetic, genetic and environmental influences. Everything about humans involves both nature and nurture.
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august 2017 by shaunkoh
smart comments, not the article.
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august 2017 by jyrimatti
Dr Sadedin's is the best rebuttal to the Google memo that I've seen (as the rest just call it bad without rebutting it).
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august 2017 by pw201
an evolutionary biologist reviews the google memo: “the argument in the document is, overall, despicable trash”
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august 2017 by brian_frank
RT : What an evolutionary biologist (I know but it's ok) thinks of the Google anti-diversity memo
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august 2017 by jrosenau
"What these paragraphs together are advocating is moral disengagement. For all its mild tone, this is textbook fascism:"
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august 2017 by loughlin
"TL;DR: Yes, men and women are biologically different — which doesn’t mean what the author thinks it does. The article perniciously misrepresents the nature and significance of known sex differences to advance what appears to be a covert alt-right agenda."
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august 2017 by ddribin
A good, lucid read on why this isn't true: In short: no. But it…
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august 2017 by essjaybee
Quora answer on biology of that anti-diversity screed: “the argument in the document is, overall, despicable trash”
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august 2017 by zalary
Make sure you read Suzanne Sadedin’s very thorough breakdown of Damore's essay in full, but I'll quote highlights:
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august 2017 by shedside
Favorite tweet:

an actual scientist takes the Google Manifesto author to school – https://t.co/BT5ZMD8JqV http://pic.twitter.com/VDKlzP7a90

— Ben Adida (@benadida) August 10, 2017
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august 2017 by crw
an actual scientist takes the Google Manifesto author to school –
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august 2017 by senykam
an actual scientist takes the Google Manifesto author to school –
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august 2017 by shakeel
RT : flags use of the white supremacist dog whistle "IQ". For those not familiar, WS obsess over alleged diffs by race.
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august 2017 by noahsussman
A thorough and compelling response to that sexist Google manifesto.
august 2017 by anths
Je zegt toch altijd dat mensen naar wetenschappers moeten luisteren? Dit is wat er een zegt:
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august 2017 by alper
RT : So do you believe the person with a PhD in evolutionary biology or the one who didn't have a PhD in systems biology?
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august 2017 by doy
RT : So do you believe the person with a PhD in evolutionary biology or the one who didn't have a PhD in systems biology?
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august 2017 by hypatia
So do you believe the person with a PhD in evolutionary biology or the one who didn't have a PhD in systems biology?
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august 2017 by ash
So do you believe the person with a PhD in evolutionary biology or the one who didn't have a PhD in systems biology?
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august 2017 by covert
So do you believe the person with a PhD in evolutionary biology or the one who didn't have a PhD in systems biology?
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august 2017 by jovial
So do you believe the person with a PhD in evolutionary biology or the one who didn't have a PhD in systems biology?
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august 2017 by coty
So do you believe the person with a PhD in evolutionary biology or the one who didn't have a PhD in systems biology?
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august 2017 by sajith
So do you believe the person with a PhD in evolutionary biology or the one who didn't have a PhD in systems biology?
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august 2017 by briantrice