‘Father of DNA’ Stripped Of Awards For Race Remarks

Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson, often referred to as the “Father of DNA,” has been stripped of several awards and dumped by the lab he led throughout his career after he made remarks on the connections between race and IQ in a recent PBS documentary.

90-year-old James Watson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1962 for his breakthrough research on the DNA molecule. Now, Watson is having some of the accolades and awards he has garnered rescinded. Watson sparked criticism in the science community when he appeared to defend ties between race and IQ in a recent PBS documentary on his life work.

“There’s a difference on the average between blacks and whites on IQ tests. I would say the difference is, it’s genetic,” Watson says in the new documentary. This isn’t the first time that Watson has made controversial remarks on the topic.  In 2007, he said that while he hoped all races could be considered equal, “people who have to deal with black employees find this is not true.”

In the same 2007 interview, Watson 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 — where all the testing says not really.”

The laboratory that Watson led throughout his career, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, cut ties with Watson and his legacy in response to the controversy. Specifically, Watson will no longer serve in his administrative role and in his position as chancellor.

In a statement, the lab condemned his remarks, calling him an old man “who has lost cognitive inhibition.”It is not news when a ninety-year-old man who has lost cognitive inhibition, and has drifted that way for decades as he aged, speaks from his present mind,” Michael Wigler said in a comment to the The New York Times.

“It is not a moment for reflection. It is merely a peek into a corner of this nation’s subconscious, and a strong whiff of its not-well-shrouded past secrets,” Wigler continued.

In a column for The Guardian, Adam Rutherford said that scientists should only be celebrated when they are great. “And when they turn out to be awful bigots, let’s be honest about that too,” Rutherford added. “It turns out that just like DNA, people are messy, complex and sometimes full of hideous errors.”

source: breitbart.com

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  • Dennis Jones
    Posted January 15, 2019 6:14 pm 0Likes

    The truth will get you banned these days.

  • Dennis Smith
    Posted January 15, 2019 6:14 pm 0Likes

    The Truth will get you banned these days.

  • Nunyer Binnis
    Posted January 15, 2019 6:18 pm 0Likes

    Tell the truth, get screwed. So, what’s new?

  • Mannetjie Botha
    Posted January 15, 2019 6:25 pm 0Likes

    Try living in Africa and you will soon learn the hard way of what he says is closer to the truth than what these so called politicals liberals are forcing on the gullible public

  • Carla L Jones
    Posted January 15, 2019 6:28 pm 0Likes

    Really ? After how many years, testing, FACTS ? PROVEN BY FOREIGN AID and still poverty stricken, diseased, wars, Excetra! What More Do You Need ?

  • S. S.
    Posted January 15, 2019 6:55 pm 0Likes

    SJW wins again. Horrible.

  • Robert Rios
    Posted January 15, 2019 6:56 pm 0Likes

    It’s obvious Watson is looking at the research findings and not racially. All too often some people see everything through a racial lens. It’s that old saying, “Don’t confuse me with facts, I’ve got my mind made up”

  • Randy131
    Posted January 15, 2019 7:23 pm 0Likes

    They did the same to the scientists who proclaimed the Earth was not flat, but round instead, and also that it wasn’t the center of the solar system, but instead the sun was.

    Scientific facts and statistics that go against a wanted outcome or agenda are always denied and denigrated, as are the people who provide them and use scientific method to authenticate them.

    This is a prime example of that, proclaiming all races of human beings to be equal in ability, when not even any two people are really completely equal in ability. Facts and statistics discovered through testing have proven this, but feelings, emotions, and wants deny what they prove.

    When an important scientist finally gives in to the obvious facts and statistics, he is denounced and denigrated, and his achievements are then stolen from him, because he succumbs to his scientific teachings and their methods that he has lived under his entire life, as he knows to be the truth and has used to accomplish his life’s work.

    Last I read, a group of homo sapiens from the north eastern section of China have tested out to be the most intelligent humans, while the Jews have proven to be second most intelligent, and Europeans the third most intelligent, as black people from Africa much lower, with other races falling above and below them.

    But anyone admitting to this scenario is to be damned, and their lives destroyed, whether it be true or not. Nobody is allowed to believe or promote anything that the globalists don’t declare to be true, just as the old flat-earthers used to do before the proof that the earth was actually round could no longer be denied.

    The latest theorem of global warming, and it being caused by human actions, is now being forced on everyone by the old flat-earther types of the new globalists, despite much proof that this theorem is totally incorrect, and that earth’s periodically warming and cooling is caused by periodic cycles of the sun and sun spot activity.

    So another scientists reputation is destroyed for failing to toe the line on indoctrinated belief, and following scientific facts and statistics to form a thought and belief.

  • Jack mekoff
    Posted January 15, 2019 7:58 pm 0Likes

    What happened to Cool Hand Luke?

  • Donna
    Posted January 15, 2019 8:07 pm 0Likes

    Political correctness rules, even in science.

  • Sharon
    Posted January 15, 2019 8:27 pm 0Likes

    Abraham Lincoln made a similar assessment on people from Africa. Affirmative Action is further proof that what WATSON said is true.

  • IAMPCBOB
    Posted January 15, 2019 9:45 pm 0Likes

    Inconvenient truths, I’d say. Whatever happened to freedom of speech?

  • JEFF HALTOM
    Posted January 15, 2019 9:50 pm 0Likes

    This isn’t news.Everybody knows it.But because of “PC” culture,you are looked down on for telling the truth.Look what has happened to this country.We have spent TRILLIONS trying to educate the sub humans and all it’s gotten us is a bigger burden to society.We have ruined this country,and have noone to blame but ourselves.

  • Barbara
    Posted January 15, 2019 10:23 pm 0Likes

    Like we already didn’t know this. When tests and facts substantiate scientists’ conclusions, we sincerely need a reality check. Condescending and out-of-hand denials are not the solution. Just to ignore facts doesn’t make them false. It makes those who cannot accept the facts a huge part of the problem.

  • Barbara
    Posted January 15, 2019 10:44 pm 0Likes

    Like we really did not already know this. Ignoring respected scientists’ opinions because we disagree with the facts presented — by repeated testing — doesn’t make them false. Trying to diminish the validity of a lifetime of work just because one might think an arbitrary interpretation of a stereotype of age substantiates is ridiculous. — To think otherwise, we might as well ask Justice Bader-Ginsberg to retire immediately. And, let’s all agree that Age discrimination is against the law…just like the TV personality Joy Bahar on The View constantly derides “old, white men”. Has she forgotten she is an “old, white woman”? Since when did these three terms – singularly or collectively — become a socially acceptable pejorative?

  • DSC
    Posted January 15, 2019 10:50 pm 0Likes

    This is so ridiculous. Leave the man alone and his awards. So this is what happens if someone doesn’t like what someone says? He is a scientist and I believe this man has helped our world with the DNA. And to turn on him…shame on all of you!

    • Gerry
      Posted January 16, 2019 12:19 am 0Likes

      The truth is politically incorrect.
      East Asians as a “race” are on average of higher IQ than Caucasian Europeans. Are any Progressives upset by that?
      Comparing IQ testing results of people of different “races” and cultures is very uncertain.

    • Penny
      Posted January 16, 2019 2:14 pm 0Likes

      I wholeheartedly agree DSC 😉 I am utterly in shock that they would think or talk about doing this let alone actually doing it! This man has the right to keep his award regardless of their POV! If an NFL player goes to jail for far worse is he then stripped of his awards? This is pathetic & disgraceful! Shame on them for hurting this man! We should strip them of their notoriety boycott the #NobelPeacePrize It had become a #JOKE!

  • jemb
    Posted January 16, 2019 12:29 am 0Likes

    This man has done more for our country than most others. There’s absolutely no reason to take his awards and from him at any age. There isn’t an adult in any country that has not said what’s on his mind, and somethimes it hurts someone else, but people … deal with it. Return his awards and legacy. He should go down in history as one of the most sucessfull scientists in the entire world./

  • Gregory Kuhl
    Posted January 16, 2019 3:57 am 0Likes

    God bless James Watson for proving and telling the truth. His discovery (DNA) has now solved countless cold case crimes, closure to countless families, freedom to so sadly convicted innocent, falsely accused people who otherwise would have spent the rest of their lives in prison, or death. And NOW, they want to “punish” him for telling a “scientific fact”!? DNA doesn’t lie! Thank you, Mr. Watson for proving what most of us through experience already knew. My hat is off to you for your accomplishments, AND your courage to stand up to the PC-Commie LIARS!!!

  • Myron j. Poltroonian
    Posted January 16, 2019 7:24 am 0Likes

    Here’s the key: ” … In a statement, the lab condemned his remarks, calling him an old man ‘who has lost cognitive inhibition’ … .” In other words they’re accusing him of being uninhibitedly honest. Of course it’s all about the lab’s fear of losing their funding, since it’s apparently dependent upon remaining in the good graces of SJW’s. There should be a sign over the entrance to the lab that reads, “Funding Over Science”, right next to the other one, “Arbite Macht Frei”.

  • Mary Byrd
    Posted January 16, 2019 3:48 pm 0Likes

    Iam so glad he was called out for his racist lies. People excell according to environment and opportunities. Nothing to do with DNA.

  • old-wise-one
    Posted January 16, 2019 8:03 pm 0Likes

    Michael Wigler said it best, ”It is not news when a ninety-year-old man who has lost cognitive inhibition,( the ability to lie about the truth in order to make his peers look good) and has drifted that way for decades as he aged, (and now that he realizes the truth, no matter how the other liers react) speaks from his present mind,”
    AND SO! by this statement even Wigler “wiggeler, like a worm on a hook” admits, inadvertently, that he himself believes EXACTLY like, Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson

  • L J C Coventry
    Posted January 16, 2019 8:04 pm 0Likes

    This is disgusting PC tyranny speech suppression. IQ reports show the brainiest are Jews in the 125-150 range with Asians at 110-115, whites about 5 points lower at 105- 110, blacks at 80 and pygmies and aborigines at 50-60.
    Arabs have won about 8 Nobel prizes, of which 5 are peace prizes to such as Arafat.
    The Jews top the Nobel scales in research of value to humanity.
    Just look at Africa, where I was born and spent 50 years: Decayed structurally and financially and acutely expropriationary on a racial basis to whites. The London Times has woken up decades late to declare that South Africa is unique in that 91% use affirmative action against 9% because they cannot produce wealth for themselves. 3m whites have been driven out of Africa because of the west’s witless obsession with overall majority rule by one group at the expense of other divergent groups. All of this to the benefit of 2m Chinese.
    We knew an elderly Catholic priest on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg, Natal provincial capital, who fed vagrants from his meagre resources. He was stabbed to death by one of them.
    My daughter lived until not long ago on a small holding, SW of Johannesburg, where a couple not far away were murdered by burglars, and the inconvenient small boy was boiled in the bath.
    The ANC government claims that farm murders are committed in the course of burglary. I hear that all night torture takes place of parents in front of children and vice versa. The farm murders are high end qualifiers for genocide. Don’t tell me about theft of land. Whites entered and settled the Cape 150 years before they met the blacks migrating southwards. They have been there since 30 years after the Mayflower. Phalaborwa, in Northern South Africa means victory over the bushmen by the migrating blacks. Everyone is a migrant except the bushmen hunter gatherers. There is more DNA variation in one bushman village than in the rest of humanity.
    South Africa’s murder rate was 500 pa under white rule and has been about 20,000 ever since Mandela took power. Last year the figure was 20500 murders and 18500 attempted murders.
    South Africa’s 50 British pence equivalent decimal currency is now worth 4-5 pence. Australia has mortgaged its grandchildren, but in spite of that the 50 pence currency is now worth 58 pence UK.
    Evidently the markets have much greater faith in orderly white rule.
    As for the rest of Africa, Sudan and Congo are the largest countries in Africa, but full of bestial killings since independence 60 years ago. The Congo river could have housed the proposed Iringa hydroelectric scheme to power the whole continent, but disorderly black rule prevented that from ever happening. Further south, the great artificial Kariba lake on the Zambezi between Zambia and Zimbabwe was created for hydro power in 1958. It has to let out hinterland flood waters through sluices, which emerge in a great spout, now undermining the rock below the dam wall. These two bankrupt countries, whose plight was created by their black governments, sit like dumb idiots waiting for the dam to fail, let out the 100 mile lake and wash everything in a wide swathe out to sea, including the Cahora Bassa hydro electric scheme lower down the river in Mozambique.
    The Chinese built the Tanzam railway, to be repaid over 30 years. Instead they have taken over the total dilapidation which resulted.
    The hideous PC tyrants are always short of a reality check.

  • Vic Remy
    Posted January 16, 2019 10:27 pm 0Likes

    Science is science. If you don’t like it, you just change it?? They left out the fact that Asians have a higher IQ than whites.I as a white person do not feel hurt by this FACT. Political correctness stiffles debate and that is what it was designed to do. Sad but true!!

  • John
    Posted April 13, 2019 5:30 pm 0Likes

    I could not add any more to what has already been said, damn, if truth don’t hurt !!!

  • Richard C Shaw
    Posted April 26, 2019 9:52 pm 0Likes

    The race card needs to be thrown out, it is used more by racist to dishonor or destroy others just because they want too. Maybe we should all go to Oblaimers beer party at the WH to solve this identity BS once and for all.

  • Art Crosby
    Posted May 25, 2019 8:27 pm 0Likes

    Well Mary,WHYYY,Is Every black environment a Disaster!???Asians(I work in an asian restaurant)Came here 40 years ago(some) With NOTHING,And they Succeeded,And their kids did even Better!!Ive had Alot of black friends,And Alot are Wonderful people,But NOONE is going to tell me that something is Not Lacking(or Whatever) with them!It like a bunch of helpless Children that cant do Anything for themselves(just listen to Any politican refer to them)WE need to Help them ectt…. Are they EVER gonna be able to help THEMSELVES!!????How about treating your children with Kindness instead of Screaming at them in public,How about NOT Having children(Many)when your on welfare and the father(One of them)is in jail,How about Not thinking doing the Right thing is selling out,How about taking the time to Succeed as you do Bitching about Everything and Blaming EVERYONE else for Your Stupid decisions,How about knocking that chip off your shoulder(Slavery,hardtimes ect.is Not exclusive to YOU.They bitch if the cops are there,And bitch if they are NOT there ,And On and on….. And you might not want to Shoot someone for looking at you “wrong”.Lose the shitty attitude And join Everyone else on the road to Success!And like Trump said,Vote republican,What do you have to lose!?You Keep voting dem,And Bitch about how it sucks for you.Its up to THEM to guide ther future cupcake.Semper Fi

  • Paul Taulbee
    Posted June 10, 2019 2:57 pm 0Likes

    Pete Rosebshould be in the Baseball Hall of Fame because he was an outstanding baseball player

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