Thursday, October 18, 2007


I'm sorry to say that this is not from The Onion:

Controversial DNA pioneer's talk halted

LONDON -- London's Science Museum canceled a Friday talk by Nobel Prize-winning geneticist James Watson after the co-discoverer of DNA's structure told a newspaper that Africans and Europeans had different levels of intelligence.

James Watson provoked widespread outrage with his comments to The Sunday Times, which quoted the 79-year-old American as saying he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours -- whereas all the testing says not really."

He told the paper he hoped that everyone was equal, but added: "people who have to deal with black employees find this not true."

The comments drew condemnation. (Reuters)


Anonymous said...

I agree with Watson (and I don't care who goes screaming at me over that). Not one black-run country in Africa or the Carribean has ever run successfully. Not one. However, I do believe in the individual, and there are certainly African and African-American individuals I believe are 100 percent capable, logical, admirable, etc etc etc. The individual is always the most important aspect to consider.

Anonymous said...

So i'm guessing then that Egypt or the Kush do not count then, b/c last time I checked those kingdoms were ran successfully. Besides every country has there problem, no matter where it is. How can that statement even been true when it's been proven that human race orginated from Africa.

And joe t. would you like a white hood to go with your comment, or maybe you would prefer to go nazi.