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DR WATSON IN ROOM 101

By Pete Moore On January 13th, 2019

In our supposedly free societies, even great scientists must bend to extreme political dogma. They must not go where the evidence leads. They must not say what the evidence suggests. They must moderate their findings. through political filters.

This is what totalitarian regimes do.

Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist James Watson has been stripped of several honorary titles by the laboratory he once headed over his views about intelligence and race.

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory said it was acting in response to remarks he made in a television documentary which aired earlier this month […]

He had told a magazine in 2007 he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” as “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – where all the testing says not really”.

His view has been described as “racist”. That’s a value judgement. If the evidence justifies his opinion than that is a value-free judgement. Enlightenment values are rapidly disappearing. Galileo remains rehabilitated while scientists today have to watch what they say.

15 Responses to “DR WATSON IN ROOM 101”

  1. If the evidence justifies his opinion than that is a value-free judgement.

    I largely agree. Here’s what the university said:

    The laboratory branded the latest remarks “reprehensible”, “reckless” and “unsupported by science”, saying they effectively reversed Dr Watson’s written apology and retraction in 2007

    And here’s what Watson’s own son said:

    My dad’s statements might make him out to be a bigot and discriminatory… [but] they just represent his rather narrow interpretation of genetic destiny

    Why did Watson retract and apologise in 2007? Regardless, if the University thinks the theories are unsupported by science then they should disprove them.

    Having said that, I suspect that this, taken from the Aberdonian’s earlier comments, is nothing more than a fishing exercise in order for yer man to flood the post with a Gish gallop of how biological DNA is linked to psychological intelligence from various weird and wonderful sources.

  2. As we know, sub-Saharan Africa is a shithole even though it endowed with the greater resources than Europe. It’s a shithole because negroids make it so, and James Watson was simply confirming the fact. We also see that black Africans attempt any means to get to Europe because they wish to escape the shithole that they create, and they have no desire to return – but they cannot escape themselves and what they are. In the US, blacks have failed absolutely and whitey’s ‘racism’ is blamed – but how many blacks wish to escape whitey’s racism and return to Africa?

  3. if the science says that black people are inferior to white people the science is flawed.

    Oh a scientists said it… well then it must be true….. roflmao….

    a racist is a racist period.

  4. If someone tells us Americans are superior to anyone else, that is flawed..

    A racist is a racist..period.

  5. Pat, yer man once asked for proof of those from an African background having higer intelligence or greater accomplishment from those of a white background and I presented this:

    https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/african_american_astronauts_fs.pdf

    His hilarious counter – argument?

    ‘positive discrimination’

  6. It is a shame. He’s 90, apparently not in the best of cognitive health and his unscientific pronouncements on race are effecting his scientific reputation -which had been well deserved. On the other hand ATW’s climate change denialists finally have a scientist they will listen to.

  7. Paul McMahon, on January 13th, 2019 at 3:50 PM Said:

    Pat, yer man once asked for proof of those from an African background having higer intelligence or greater accomplishment from those of a white background and I presented this:

    https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/african_american_astronauts_fs.pdf

    Yeah – and I presented this……..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o9bh3swFeE

    Africans in space —- superb, and only the dupiest of whites could believe it possible:

    http://www.unz.com/article/hidden-figures-myth-dissolves-it-wasnt-blacks-who-got-america-to-the-moon-they-actually-wanted-to-stop-it/

  8. Oh no!!!

    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-biosocial-science/article/ethnic-and-racial-differences-on-the-standard-progressive-matrices-in-mexico/8C9D2C1A845C38D30C0577730177EF49

    Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices test was administered to a representative sample of 920 white, Mestizo and Native Mexican Indian children aged 7–10 years in Mexico. The mean IQs in relation to a British mean of 100 obtained from the 1979 British standardization sample and adjusted for the estimated subsequent increase were: 98·0 for whites, 94·3 for Mestizos and 83·3 for Native Mexican Indians.

    Quick – CLOSE IT DOWN 🙂

  9. Yeah – and I presented this……..

    Yeah, unfortunately a facetious video on Youtube doesn’t negate the fact that there are / were black astronauts in NASA who had attained much higher levels of education and scientific accomplishment than many, many, many people of white ethnicity, including yourself.

  10. There is a link to IQ and race. But the differences are not as large, and the debate still on as to how much is down to environmental factors as opposed to genetic ones,
    The differences are not as widespread as Allan would have you believe. But then Allan’s scientific understanding is pretty bad. He doesn’t even grasp the basics of evolution, so what do you expect.

  11. Watson was and is a racist. Cold Spring Harbor did the right thing. He was qualified to speak on biological matters not on social policies. His position that intelligence is solely due to DNA is wrong. If it were solely determined by DNA there would not be any black people who are intelligent which is obviously untrue.

  12. New Yorker

    His position that intelligence is solely due to DNA is wrong. If it were solely determined by DNA there would not be any black people who are intelligent which is obviously untrue.

    Spot-on. And backed up by evidence.

  13. Apart from the race issue, there’s a lot of evidence that cognitive intelligence is inherited. Identical twins with identical DNA for example have more or less the same IQ.

  14. Dave Alton, on January 13th, 2019 at 7:38 PM Said:

    There is a link to IQ and race. But the differences are not as large,

    As large as the difference between the numbers of blacks in the US who want to go back to mother Africa, and the number of Africans who want to get the hell out of the shithole that they created.

    Spot-on. And backed up by evidence.

    Excellent Dave – now provide the evidence

  15. Watson triples-down…….

    https://imgflip.com/i/2r2fpb