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CNN reports: "James Watson, who discovered the double-helix structure of DNA alongside Francis Crick in the 1950s based on the work of British chemist Rosalind Franklin, said in a PBS film that genes cause a difference in intelligence between white and black people in IQ tests.
"The 90-year-old's comments were labeled 'reprehensible' by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) on New York's Long Island, where Watson had been the director from 1968 to 1993.
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The laboratory said it 'unequivocally rejects the unsubstantiated and reckless personal opinions Dr. James D. Watson expressed,' noting the statements were 'reprehensible [and] unsupported by science[.]'"
Watson was shortly relieved of his administrative duties, but not his title.
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Among other "reckless" statements attributed to the Nobel winner, Watson implied what has been statistically proved over and over: that stupidity is linked to genes. In CNN's report, the word "unsubstantiated" stands out most glaringly, especially in light of the existence of a warehouseful of substantiation to support Watson – for example, documented statistical IQ differences among the races among humanity.
We cannot divine intent from an off-the-cuff comment made by a genius whose body of work has been of incalculable benefit to mankind – especially when science backs his comments. Rather, we determine using verified data from corroborated sources the range of intelligence – and therefore intellectual output and performance – among various races. The reader can then decide for himself if the cited genius was correct in his assessment. None of these comments is meant to defend the reprehensible, the inexcusable, or the injustice that groupthink, ostracism, socialism, racism, and anti-Semitism have wrought on mankind.
Reports - Filtering - Groupthink - Media - Thinking
The various reports and commentary filtering though the groupthink media illustrate the disingenuous thinking behind them: that while they assert that stupidity "should not be" linked to genes, the actual evidence suggests that intelligence indeed is. Science,...
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