Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fury at DNA pioneer's theory: Africans are less intelligent than Westerners

My guess is this will be picked up by the wingers and exploited for all its worth.

Of course this is just so much bullshit. Intelligence is distributed throughout the population.

This is difficult to write without sounding racist. I'll try.

I've worked with many black people and often marveled at their intelligence. Not because it was surprising, but because they exhibited superior intelligence to many of us. I was in awe of their ideas and analysis.

Don't get me started on stupid white people.
Celebrated scientist attacked for race comments: "All our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - whereas all the testing says not really".

One of the world's most eminent scientists was embroiled in an extraordinary row last night after he claimed that black people were less intelligent than white people and the idea that "equal powers of reason" were shared across racial groups was a delusion.

James Watson, a Nobel Prize winner for his part in the unravelling of DNA who now runs one of America's leading scientific research institutions, drew widespread condemnation for comments he made ahead of his arrival in Britain today for a speaking tour at venues including the Science Museum in London.

Via The Signs.

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