This is a call for questions about the claims made in the "Google Manifesto".
I'm posting this in Meta because the claims should probably be split into multiple questions. This would be a good place to discuss the project of verifying the claims at large. (I won't be personally creating questions for these claims due to lack of time, at least not in the next few days.)
- The original post by James Damore with sources
- James Damore's article on the Wall Street Journal (Archive without paywall)
Here are some publications that argue that Damore's claims are largely likely incorrect:
Here are some publications that argue the claims are likely largely correct:
It's important to point out that Damore never claimed that all men or all women have certain traits, but that the distribution of traits between men and women are different, in part because of social reasons such as gender roles and discrimination, and in part because of biological reasons.
For every claim that he makes, the following questions arise:
- Is the purported difference observable, regardless of the cause?
- Is the purported difference caused in part by biological reasons?
- Do we have sufficient evidence that shows that the difference has partial biological causes?
- On the other hand, do we have sufficient evidence that shows that the difference has completely social causes?