Nobel-winning biologist apologizes for remarks about blacks

Dr. Watson has apologized for what he said.  Here are some highlights from the CNN article:

  • Jim Watson told a newspaper he was “gloomy about the prospect of Africa”
  • Watson: I can’t understand how I could have said what I’m quoted as having said
  • Watson won the Nobel prize in 1962
  • Scientist has made controversial remarks in the past

“I cannot understand how I could have said what I am quoted as having said,” Watson said during an appearance at the Royal Society in London.

“I can certainly understand why people, reading those words, have reacted in the ways that they have.”

“To all those who have drawn the inference from my words that Africa, as a continent, is somehow genetically inferior, I can only apologize unreservedly. That is not what I meant. More importantly from my point of view, there is no scientific basis for such a belief,” he said.

Dr. Watson we know there is no scientific proof about what you said.  Still doesn’t make what you said any less racist……..  I think someone is trying to hold on to their Prize…….

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