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A note on that fired Google engineer (a biology major)…

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The one who got drowned in diversicrat social media politics. The story provides good illustration of the way in which traditional media today are not up to the job of newsgathering in a non-gatekeeper digital age and should not be trusted.

From Bre Davis at the Federalist:

Here Are All The Media Outlets Blatantly Lying About The Google Memo

E.g.:

3.Time Magazine: The magazine that’s been slowly dying for nearly a decade published a writeup of the ordeal, calling the memo a “tirade” in their headline: “Google Has Fired the Employee Who Wrote an Anti-Diversity Tirade, Report Says”.

To anyone who’s actually read the memo, it’s clear a “tirade” is the least accurate way to describe it. It’s calm, it’s rational, and not at all angry or rant-like. Just because someone says something that doesn’t fit a certain political agenda doesn’t mean it’s a “tirade.”

10. Gizmodo: The tech news outlet, which was one of the first to break the story of the memo’s existence and print it in full, has since updated the post containing the text of the memo to remove all of the hyperlinks and charts.

“The text of the post is reproduced in full below, with some minor formatting modifications,” the post states. “Two charts and several hyperlinks are also omitted.”

A quick look at Gizmodo’s modified version of the memo versus the actual memo shows that the media outlet removed nearly all of Damore’s supporting evidence. Was this an effort to make the memo seem less credible?

The headline certainly doesn’t help Gizmodo’s case: “Exclusive: Here’s The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Screed Circulating Internally at Google.”

This is why only 4 percent of Americans have a “very positive” opinion of the news media: they subvert the full truth in order to serve a political agenda. More.

Here’s a capture of the actual memo, not the one Gizmodo published with the stats and charts missing. Memo with charts also here.

More background from Sean Davis at the Federalist, where we learn that Damore was a Harvard biology major.

At UD News, we think evo psych is fashionable bunk, like Freudianism, and that Damore ought not to rely on it.

But let’s not lose track of the main point: Fact and evidence no longer matter in the powerful post-modern social media world. A war on the intellect is sure to follow their current war on freedom of thought and expression. Many volleys at once of pop science pieces around the notion that consciousness is an illusion may give early warning.

The progressives waging the war imagine that they are cementing their own position but they are mistaken. They are only cementing tyranny as such. Once an absolutist system is set up, anyone can turf them and take it over, and someone will. The same way that an absolute monarch can be replaced by a dictator for life. The dictator does not need to teach people who have never been free how to bow, scrape, cringe, lie, and snitch. Only free people object to that kind of thing.

See also: Investigation demanded against Evergreen biology prof Reality check: It’s hard for science types to fully convert to post-modernism because putting their brains in a blender and turning it on high seems scary at first. Weinstein wasn’t quite able to manage it.

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Fired Google engineer got his ideas from… evolutionary psychology Yes, it is classic Orwell indeed: The Google execs probably all believe in evolutionary psychology, as they believe in Darwin. But they must ruthlessly sacrifice a colleague who acts on the belief system.

8 Replies to “A note on that fired Google engineer (a biology major)…

  1. 1
    Mung says:

    And they think teaching creationism in schools would be dangerous. LoL!

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    News says:

    Mung at 1: Google may have overplayed its admittedly planet-sized hand. CNN’s Kirsten Powers is among those offering pushback. Because the real war here isn’t on sexism but on the right to have an honest discussion of things people really think about. No progressive wants that.

    Eventually, Google will end up with rivals that are not consumed with a self-righteous fury that drives them to sponsor witch hunts.

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    tribune7 says:

    Google already has rivals expressing that point of view. Check out DuckDuckGo which is on the other side of the country in Paoli, Pa.

    https://duckduckgo.com/

  4. 4
    B says:

    I find it comedic that women stayed home from work at Google because they were so distraught! And another woman on Fox News last night tried to defend that by saying that anyone would be upset! I can’t imagine men staying home b/c they were upset over what someone said in a memo. 🙂

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    News says:

    B at 4: At last a question I can answer with complete confidence!

    Anyone who cannot deal with a normal level of contention created by attitudes, values, beliefs, and assumptions that sometimes clash cannot have a responsible position, regardless of race, creed, colour, sex, or anything else.

    That is what is fundamentally wrong with catering to campus snowflakes.

    Who wants Precious Snowflake as a high school teacher or a head nurse? Or head of programming? Or procurement? Or logistics? Or anything at all?

    Lead-footed firms like Google and ‘crat-run campuses set people up to fail. And to blame others for the fact that they never learned to cope, let alone to lead.

    Sadly, we will probably all end up paying them not to work anywhere we do. Someone has got to get something done sometime.

  6. 6
    Mung says:

    Women should be forced to do military service.

    Oh no. He did NOT just say that!

    haha

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    EricMH says:

    The ability to deal with being wrong is fundamental to programming. The cardinal truth of programming is that in the vast majority of cases the computer is not wrong, I am, and I must change. If I cannot handle that truth, then I am not cut out to be a programmer.

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    john_a_designer says:

    Damore makes a number of points in his so-called “sexist rant” (1) with which I agree.

    *Viewpoint diversity is arguably the most important type of diversity and political orientation is one of the most fundamental and significant ways in which people view things differently.

    *In highly progressive environments, conservatives are a minority that feel like they need to stay in the closet to avoid open hostility. We should empower those with different ideologies to be able to express themselves.

    *Alienating conservatives is both non-inclusive and generally bad business because conservatives tend to be higher in conscientiousness, which is required for much of the drudgery and maintenance work characteristic of a mature company.

    The most fundamental human right, and the one that that is absolutely essential for a free, open and morally just society, is the freedom of thought, conscience and belief. You take away that right and every other right goes with it.

    [(1) Those who describe his memo as a sexist rant either did not read it or are totally clueless when it comes to basic human rights– e.g. freedom of thought, conscience, belief and expression.]

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