Wednesday, January 02, 2019

NY Times blasts James Watson again

It is funny how Jewish publications are obsessed with race and intelligence. The latest is the NY Times article titled "James Watson Won't Stop Talking Race". Actually, that newspaper has had 875 articles about race since the last time Watson talked about the subject.

The paper is always running article on how smart Jews like Einstein are, and how stupid non-Jews like Trump are. And it is always claims that non-Jews are no better than black Africans.
In 2007, Dr. Watson, who shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for describing the double-helix structure of DNA, told a British journalist 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.” ...

In response to questions from The Times, Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, said that most experts on intelligence “consider any black-white differences in I.Q. testing to arise primarily from environmental, not genetic, differences.”
This is supposed to be a refutation of Watson, but Watson and Collins are saying nearly the same thing. That is, that white score higher than blacks on IQ tests, and the differences are attributed to genes and environment.
But his remarks have lingered. They have been invoked to support white supremacist views, and scientists routinely excoriate Dr. Watson when his name surfaces on social media.

Eric Lander, the director of the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard, elicited an outcry last spring with a toast he made to Dr. Watson’s involvement in the early days of the Human Genome Project. Dr. Lander quickly apologized.

“I reject his views as despicable,” Dr. Lander wrote to Broad scientists. “They have no place in science, which must welcome everyone. I was wrong to toast, and I’m sorry.’’
Lander is clever enough to signal the insincerity of his apology. He does not say that Watson is wrong. He only says that Watson's views have caused him to be despised. He also says science must welcome everyone at the same time he says it must not welcome Watson.

It is really crazy to say that Lander cannot make a toast to Watson because of some scientific opinion that Watson expressed once. If Watson were wrong, they would just prove him wrong. They only silence and ostracize him because they cannot prove him wrong.

Some researchers do think that Watson will be proved wrong someday. For a survey of expert opinion, see this.
As history now knows, the duo was able to solve the puzzle in 1953, with their hallmark models of cardboard and metal only with the help of another scientist, Rosalind Franklin, whose X-ray photograph of the DNA molecule was shown to Dr. Watson without her permission.
Watson is not Jewish, so the paper has to find a way to say he found success by stealing from a Jewish woman.
“If he knew African-Americans as colleagues at all levels, his present view would be impossible to sustain,’’ Dr. King said.

If that is the case, it may not bode well for combating prejudice in biomedical research, where African-Americans represent just 1.5 percent of grant applications to the N.I.H. Biases in hiring by medical school science departments are well documented.
Knowing a few African-Americans colleagues tells almost nothing about averages for the entire race. Biases in hiring could be for or against blacks. Any such biases have nothing to do with correlations between race and IQ anyway.

Jews are big believers in IQ, or they would not be writing these articles. But they always get around to some sort of argument that non-Jewish whites have the same IQ blacks, and thus inferior to the Jews.

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