DNA Pioneer James Watson Punished for Telling Truth about IQ and Race

Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson—one of the discoverers of DNA’s double helix structure—has been stripped of several honorary titles by the laboratory he once headed because he has once again dared to confirm that Africans, as a race, have a substantially lower IQ than other races.

According to a statement issued by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), a Long Island-based non-profit research institution long linked with the scientist, they have taken the steps because of what they called his “”unsubstantiated and reckless personal opinions” expressed “on the subject of ethnicity and genetics” during the PBS documentary “American Masters: Decoding Watson” that aired January 2, 2019.

In that interview, Watson was asked if his thinking on the relationship between race and intelligence had shifted since 2007, when he had famously said that 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.” 

At the time, Watson has been forced to apologize for the comments, even though they were perfectly true.

In the January PBS show, Watson said that his opinion had not changed “at all,” and said that the variations in the average between blacks and whites on I.Q. tests was due to genetics.

Watson is one of four scientists credited with the discovery of DNA’s molecular structure. He had a long-standing association with the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, with him becoming director in 1968, its president in 1994 and its chancellor a decade later. The lab also has a school named after him.

The research center has revoked three titles – chancellor emeritus, Oliver R Grace Professor Emeritus, and honorary trustee.

Of course, Watson is completely correct in his assertions. This reality is that all of sub-Saharan Africa has an average IQ in the range between 59 and 80—and that the average sub-Saharan IQ is around 62.

According to the internationally-accepted Stanford-Binet scale of intelligence, an IQ of 80 to 89 is regarded as “dull,” while an IQ between 70 and 79 is “borderline deficiency,” and an IQ between 50 and 69 is officially classified as “moron.”

In this light, it is only a reflection on modern “academia” that they can continue to deny the obvious, and it is this sort of delusional denial which also causes “scientists” to be unable to assert whether babies are “male or female” and to go along with the mentally ill “transgender” nonsense.

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  1. It is ironic that he was making the point that to HELP we have to do understand difference and mould our response appropriately.
    Those who argue that we are all the Same are in fact being unbelievably cruel, and condemning entire peoples to live in poor conditions. That surely counts as racism.

  2. Remember, despite their pretensions, universities and research institutions are bureaucratic organisations that favour conformers over performers, and most of those working in them are more in search of a cushy well paid job and handsome retirement package rather than a search for the truth.

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