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That sounds about right. I mean, if you have a scientist working with your team and who so g-damn clearly has no understanding of current science…then what is he doing on your team?
The scientist has since said that the way the words were presented did not reflect properly his position.
“I can certainly understand why people, reading those words, have reacted in the ways they have,” he said.
“To all those who have drawn the inference from my words that Africa, as a continent, is somehow genetically inferior, I can only apologise unreservedly.
“That is not what I meant. More importantly from my point of view, there is no scientific basis for such a belief.”
That’s not what you meant? Sure sounded like what you meant. This is the most obvious backpedaling it hurts to read. I don’t believe for a second that he woke up the other day and thought to himself, ‘ohhhh…no, I better explain what I actually meant’.
I certainly understand what he is saying and I would have asked him why it might have not been on the basis of bad science in the comments, but the poor man has got himself caught up trying to argue against very ignorant people. I understand where he’s at. I just wanted to have representation of this side of the coin.