Comments left for [Jordan Peterson debate on gender pay gap] ...
Date_Posted: 2018-01-23 14:14:03
I enjoyed this, but this guy talks like Dr. Evil.
Date_Posted: 2018-01-23 14:26:51
He does. But his ideas are pretty on point. You can't have a dichotomous nominal variable and expect a 50/50 split with 175 million people in each category. And then you cannot use that single variable to assert causality because you need at least two variables to be able to determine causal factors. It's like all the stupid debates out there about violence and sex in video games causing sexual and other violence. Person played video games does not mean those video games were a causal factor in the violence that he or she caused. The unabomber was a gardener - does that mean gardening causes people to send explosive devices to authority figures? Of course not. Similarly, being a female or male does not have anything to do with how much you earn, other variables factor in and provide a much better explanation of why one of the two variable categories have certain characteristics over the other.