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Signs of the Times – Washington Post: “Why Google’s firing terrifies social conservatives so much”

LTRP Note: We are posting this article for informational and research purposes and not as an endorsement of the source or of all the content.

By Erick Erickson
Washington Post
“I strongly believe in gender and racial diversity, and I think we should strive for more,” the Google employee wrote. “Women on average show a higher interest in people and men in things. … Women on average are more cooperative. … Women on average look for more work-life balance while men have a higher drive for status on average,” he continued. . . .

According to the tech site Gizmodo, Damore wrote an “anti-diversity screed.” Re/Code referred to it as “sexist.” The tech site Mashable assailed anyone who defended Damore as being part of the “alt-right.” The problem, chiefly, is that many critics claimed Damore said things he did not and painted the things he did say in the worst possible light.

It is, for example, true that Damore said women suffered from “neuroticism” more than men, but he made clear he was using the psychological, scientific terminology for suffering higher anxiety and having a lower stress tolerance in job and life situations. He did not mean it as a pejoratively as the left painted it. In fact, he did not pull his statements out of thin air or make them up. Damore based his statements on sociological and psychological studies that are accepted by the scientific community, of which he is a part.

Social conservatives are looking at what Google has done and, while acknowledging Google has every right to fire an employee, are concerned this outcome bodes poorly for anyone who thinks differently from the left. Click here to continue reading.

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Related Information:

The New Censorship: How did Google become the internet’s censor and master manipulator, blocking access to millions of websites?” – US News

10 Ways to Find Information from Lighthouse Trails

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Used with permission from bigstockphoto.com

Many people who land on our blog, our Facebook page, or get our e-newsletter do not know that Lighthouse Trails has much more than those. In 2004, we began the Lighthouse Trails Research Project website (different than our Lighthouse Trails Publishing/Store site). On this research site,  you will find hundreds of pages of research and thousands of links as well as the blog, which provides thousands of current news stories, reviews, critiques, and more. Listed below are 10 ways to find information you are looking for from Lighthouse Trails:

1. Lighthouse Trails Research Project “Search Engine”: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/search/search.php (type in words or phrases)

2. From the Lighthouse Blog “Search Engine.” This search engine searches throughout the thousands of articles on the blog: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?s=&search=Search (see search box on right side column)

3. From the Lighthouse Blog Categories List: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog (on right hand column, a list of all the categories covered on our blog with number of entries posted)

4. Lighthouse Trails Research Topical Index: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/researchtopics.htm (alphabetical index to most of our topics)

5.  Free e-newsletter: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/enewslettersignup.htm (delivered 3 times a month to your e-mail box and includes recent articles we have posted on our blog)

6. Two resource links pages: a) LT links: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/links.htm; b) links to other recommended websites: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/links2.htm.

7. Our Author Websites: Lighthouse Trails now represents over 30 North American authors. You can see most of them on this page: http://www.lighthousetrails.com/authorwebsites.htm. Many of them now have publisher-built websites (click on their names to view) where you can find their articles, books, and bio information.

8. Lighthouse Trails Research Journal: https://www.lighthousetrails.com/2036-research-journal. This is a low-cost subscription-based 32 page journal delivered right to your home or office 6 times a year. Our readers are telling us they love the journal. A great way to stay informed. Each issue has 8-10 articles plus much more.

9. Deception in the Church comprehensive “Search Tool”: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/search9.htm10. We can’t leave this great search tool out of this list even though it isn’t directly on the LT site. Sandy Simpson of Deception in the Church (now a Lighthouse Trails author) provides a wonderful tool that allows you to search more than 15 of the most trusted discernment sites with one search.

10. Researchers Tools: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/researchresources.htm. Lighthouse Trails has put together a list of helpful off-site tools to help with your research.


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