Friday, October 19, 2007

Dr. Watson Opens Mouth and Inserts Foot!

AFP PhotoDr. Watson Opens Mouth and Inserts Foot!

James Watson may be one of the world's top scientists but he is losing friends fast after making comments about black people being less intelligent than whites!

Dr. Watson is best known for his pioneering work with DNA and he won the Nobel Prize in 1962. While in Britain he made the comment heard around the world which caused this storm of controversy. Watson made an apology for his comments, but it's too little too late! The damage has already been done. He was suspended from his job at The Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory in New York and has canceled his book tour in the UK.

The 79 year old scientist says that his words were twisted to mislead readers about his position. He told a British weekly newspaper 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."

The rest of the scientific community was quick to state that there is no scientific proof to back up what Dr. Watson said. His peers are saying that he has done significant damage to the reputation of the entire scientific community!

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