“all our social policies are based on the fact that their [ethno-Africans] intelligence is the same as ours, whereas all the testing says, not really.” — London Times, 2007

Now, 90 years old, Nobel prize winning geneticist, Dr. James Watson is under a storm of criticism yet again, for not recanting his original views on race.

Watson was the subject of a 1 hour PBS episode on his life and the controversies he stirred, “Decoding Watson.” It aired on Jan. 2.

From the NY Times, Dec. 28:

The Nobel-winning biologist has drawn global criticism with unfounded [sic] pronouncements on genetics, race and intelligence…

he was forced to retire from his job as chancellor of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, although he retains an office there.

asked whether his views about the relationship between race and intelligence have changed.

“No,’’ Dr. Watson said. “Not at all. I would like for them to have changed, that there be new knowledge that says that your nurture is much more important than nature. 


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