I’m sure you’ve all heard of Watson as in the famous Watson and Crick…those who brought you DNA. Well, they didn’t bring you DNA…they just told you that you it was all twisty. Anyway…guess what I just read:
okay…cool. He’s probably have lots to say…go on…
goodness! What? But he’s such an important scientific figure!
In an interview with The Sunday Times, the 79-year-old 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”.
Holy crap, really? Dang. I hate when scholars/anyone get all weird like that. It’s a shame, really. Thanks for the double helix, blathering racist old man.
For the record, I still think they should have let him talk. Let him prove himself to be out of his league with the “tests have shown” and the “black employees” crap.
Turns out I didn’t read the last paragraph…
oh? yes? you are a feminist, though? oh, I see…you’re not finished…
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…oh, gramps. You get me every time.
Greg Laden weighs in:
I assert, here and now, that Dr. Watson’s remarks indicate that he is of substandard intelligence. I say this because he must know better … he is a scientist who has worked in ancillary areas, and there is simply no way that he is not familiar with the relevant scientific literature. Therefore, he must be stupid. At least, that is what the empirical evidence strongly suggests at this point.
Thanks to Greg Laden, the author of this article. You should read it.