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Nobel Prize winning scientist claims black people are less intelligent than white people.

October 17, 2007 by Don Of Dons  
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James Watson, a Nobel Prize winning scientist claims black people are less intelligent than white people.

One of the world’s most respected scientists is embroiled in an extraordinary row after claiming that black people are less intelligent than white people.

James Watson, a Nobel Prize winner for his part in discovering the structure of DNA, has provoked outrage with his comments, made ahead of his arrival in Britain today.

More fierce criticism of the eminent scientist is expected as he embarks on a number of engagements to promote a new book ‘Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science’. Among his first commitments is a speech to a London audience at the Science Museum on Friday. The event is sold out.

Dr Watson, who runs one of America’s leading scientific research institutions, made the controversial remarks in an interview in The Sunday Times.

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The 79-year-old geneticist said 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 said he hoped that everyone was equal, but countered that “people who have to deal with black employees find this not true”.

He says that you should not discriminate on the basis of colour, because “there are many people of colour who are very talented, but don’t promote them when they haven’t succeeded at the lower level”. He writes that “there is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically. Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so”.

He claimed genes responsible for creating differences in human intelligence could be found within a decade.

The newly formed Equality and Human Rights Commission is studying Dr Watson’s remarks “in full”.

Keith Vaz, the Labour chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, said today: “It is sad to see a scientist of such achievement making such baseless, unscientific and extremely offensive comments.

“I am sure the scientific community will roundly reject what appear to be Dr Watson’s personal prejudices. These comments serve as a reminder of the attitudes which can still exist at the highest professional levels.”

Dr Watson was hailed as achieving one of the greatest single scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century when he worked at the University of Cambridge in the 1950s and 1960s, forming part of the team which discovered the structure of DNA.

He shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for medicine with his British colleague Francis Crick and New Zealand-born Maurice Wilkins

 

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10 Comments on "Nobel Prize winning scientist claims black people are less intelligent than white people."

  1. raakin on Wed, 17th Oct 2007 2:28 pm 

    i dont understand this if they are more intelligent than we are how did they come up that conclusion thats dumb as hell they might be smarter than u

  2. Christopher on Wed, 17th Oct 2007 5:05 pm 

    this is totally false because white people steal black peoples ideas that’s why they try to expoilt on a daily basis……….. but like charlie murphy said” we got to do better”.

  3. moohrahfasaw on Wed, 17th Oct 2007 6:34 pm 

    would you argue that fact that a blackman is naturally physically
    stronger then a whiteman? ex. sports?

  4. Korey on Wed, 17th Oct 2007 7:46 pm 

    all i got to say is George Bush

  5. ron on Thu, 18th Oct 2007 12:09 am 

    LMAO this is just another plug for promotion notice how he got a new book coming out and his speech is sold out. There is no way he can prove this. So he says crazy shit to sell books and sell out his speeches. ALL I GOTTA SAY IS RAP MUSIC. when you see dem cats getting arrested or gettin in beefs they got some new album coming out. Same thing here.

  6. louie on Thu, 18th Oct 2007 10:52 am 

    Dr. Watson is highly regarded peace prize winning scum. The biggest part I dislike about this story is this guy’s blatant insinuation that the countries in Africa are slow at competing in the world due to the blacks there being intellectually inferior .. and then, based off this racist assumption he gives his little condescending advice on the situation. No you arrogant fucking asshole! The real reason Africa languishes in poverty and it can’t compete in the global economy is because your white Western countries, through the World Bank & the International Monetary Fund, have been sucking the blood of non-white 3rd World countries in the name of loaning them money and charging an interest that is too high to pay. None of those places have been allowed any opportunity to breathe and grow since coming from under European colonization , right up to this day!

  7. ROOSTER on Thu, 18th Oct 2007 12:59 pm 

    MY ISSUE IS WHY ARE WE STILL GROUPING BLACK AS BLACK AND WHITE AS WHITE? IF YOU ARE BREAKING IT DOWN TO THE STRUCTURE OF DNA THEN PURPOSE, DESIRE, AND REASON COME INTO PLAY. ALONG WITH MORALS, STANDARDS AND RELIGION. ALONG WITH ENVIRONMENTAL NEEDS VERSUS PERSONAL NEEDS. ALONG WITH WHAT IS YOUR GENETIC MAKE UP VERSUS MY GENETIC MAKE UP. ALONG WITH EVERY ETHNITICITY TO THE PERCENT IN YOUR BLOOD VERSUS MINE. ALONG WITH DRIVERS; INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC. ALONG WITH COUNTLESS OTHER FACTORS….

    MEANING ONE PERSON CAN TAKE THE SAME TEST REVAMPED 2 SEPERATE TIMES AND GET DIFFERENT RESULTS DOES THAT MEAN THE ONE DAY HE WAS INHERITLY SMARTER THAN THEY WERE THE NEXT OR VISE VERSA….

    ANYONE THAT FEEDS INTO THIS THEORY NEED TO SERIOUSLY THINK ABOUT HOW SMART ARE THEY AND WHERE THEY FIT ON THE SCALE OF THINGS BECAUSE IF THIS WAS A RAP STAR WE WOULD ALL BE YELLING “PUBLICITY STUNT”

    ~STAY SMART~ UNTIL

  8. jojo on Fri, 19th Oct 2007 1:23 am 

    DONT BELIEVE THIS CRAP!IF THEY”RE SO SMART WHY IS EVERYTHING SO FUCKED UP? THEY GOT THE EARTH FUCKED UP WITH THEIR ‘GREAT’ TECHNOLOGY. THEY STOLE EVERYTHING FROM BLACK PEOPLE ANYWAY.THEY”RE FRAUDS. WE CAN’T LET YOUNG BLACK CHILDREN GROW UP BELIEVING THIS NONSENSE AND DOUBTING THEIR INTELLIGENCE. THIS IS A RASICT CRACKER ASS WORLD MAN…BELIEVE THAT

  9. nation on Fri, 19th Oct 2007 2:07 pm 

    Smarten Up James

  10. Nika on Thu, 1st Nov 2007 6:04 pm 

    Okay, so as a biologist/sociologist myself, I just have to say that SOCIETY came up with the term “race.” There is no science behind it whatsoever. It is nothing but a social construct. DNA does not determine race; WE do. That’s why they’ve even decided recently to let you check whichever race you “identify” with on Census forms. A “black” person, a “white” person, a “yellow” person, and a “red” person have 99%+ the same DNA as the next person. Therefore, how can there be ANY scientific basis behind such an absurd claim? For a “Nobel Prize winning scientist,” James Watson sure is an idiot. Bet he didn’t discover the structure of DNA anyway…bet Crick did all the real work…hmph…

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