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


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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 This nature versus nurture dichotomy is completely outdated and nobody in the field takes it seriously.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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8 days ago by shaunkoh
smart comments, not the article.
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9 days ago 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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9 days ago by pw201
an evolutionary biologist reviews the google memo: “the argument in the document is, overall, despicable trash”
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10 days ago 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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11 days ago by jrosenau
"What these paragraphs together are advocating is moral disengagement. For all its mild tone, this is textbook fascism:"
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11 days ago 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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11 days ago by ddribin
A good, lucid read on why this isn't true: In short: no. But it…
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11 days ago by essjaybee
Quora answer on biology of that anti-diversity screed: “the argument in the document is, overall, despicable trash”
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11 days ago 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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12 days ago 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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12 days ago by crw
an actual scientist takes the Google Manifesto author to school –
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12 days ago by senykam
an actual scientist takes the Google Manifesto author to school –
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12 days ago by shakeel
RT : What do scientists think about the biological claims made in the anti-diversity document written [...] August 2017? 
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12 days ago by Jason89
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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12 days ago by noahsussman
A thorough and compelling response to that sexist Google manifesto.
12 days ago by anths
Je zegt toch altijd dat mensen naar wetenschappers moeten luisteren? Dit is wat er een zegt:
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12 days ago 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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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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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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12 days ago 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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12 days ago 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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12 days ago 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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12 days ago 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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12 days ago 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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12 days ago by briantrice