Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Saletan, William. "Created Equal." SLATE November 18, 2007.

Last month, James Watson, the legendary biologist, was condemned and forced into retirement after claiming that African intelligence wasn't "the same as ours." "Racist, vicious and unsupported by science," said the Federation of American Scientists. "Utterly unsupported by scientific evidence," declared the U.S. government's supervisor of genetic research. The New York Times told readers that when Watson implied "that black Africans are less intelligent than whites, he hadn't a scientific leg to stand on." . . . Read the rest here: http://www.slate.com/id/2178122/entry/2178123/. (Thanks to Egberto Almenas for the link.)

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