Jordan Peterson interviews James Damore

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Jordan Peterson interviews James Damore on his memo regarding Google’s diversity programs and their overweening ideological basis:

Peterson provides some links to the pertinent hate facts:

Sex differences in personality:

Larger/large and stable sex differences in more gender-neutral countries: (Note: these findings runs precisely and exactly contrary to social constructionist theory: thus, it’s been tested, and it’s wrong).……

(Women’s) interest in things vs (men’s) interest in things:

The importance of exposure to sex-linked steroids on fetal and then lifetime development:

Exposure to prenatal testosterone and interest in things (even when the exposure is among females):

Primarily biological basis of personality sex differences:

Status and sex: males and females

To quote de Bruyn et al (first reference on status and sex, above): high status predicts more mating opportunities and, thus, increased reproductive success. “This is true for human adults in many cultures, both ‘modern’ as well as ‘primitive’ (Betzig, 1986). In fact, this theory seems to be confirmed for non-human primates (Cheney, 1983; Cowlishaw and Dunbar, 1991; Dewsbury, 1982; Gray, 1985; Maslow, 1936) and other animals from widely differing ecologies (Ellis, 1995) such as squirrels (Farentinos, 1972), cockerels (Kratzer and Craig, 1980), and cockroaches (Breed, Smith, and Gall, 1980).” Status also increases female reproductive success, via a different pathway: “For females, it is generally argued that dominance is not necessarily a path to more copulations, as it is for males. It appears that important benefits bestowed upon dominant women are access to resources and less harassment from rivals (Campbell, 2002). Thus, dominant females tend to have higher offspring survival rates, at least among simians (Pusey, Williams, and Goodall, 1997); thus, dominance among females also appears to be linked to reproductive success.”
Personality and political belief

Conscientiousness associated with conservatism; neuroticism and agreeableness with liberalism:
Occupations by gender:


  1. Aretae says:

    Is “hate facts” your framing? Great turn of phrase.

  2. Isegoria says:

    Peterson actually did call them hate facts, but it is a phrase I enjoy.

  3. James James says:

    “Hate facts” in the description was the only thing about the video I didn’t like. It’s a great phrase, but the point of Damore’s memo is that these aren’t, or shouldn’t be considered, “hate” facts. Damore is not full of hatred.

    (OK, I also didn’t like Damore’s questioning intonation?, every time?, he paused for breath?, but that went away after a few minutes of talking to a normal person.)

  4. George Henty says:

    Steve Sailer has used the term “hate fact” for years. I’m not sure if he’s the one who coined it.

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