Wednesday, October 17, 2007

racism, prejudice, responsibility

Dr Watson, a Nobel Prize winner for the model of DNA helix, one of the best-known living scientists, is apparently a terrible racist. His talk got just cancelled at The Science Museum in London after he claimed that black people are less intelligent than white ones (see BBC story). Also during his recent talk at Salk Institute in San Diego he presented a very strong anti-German attitude, claiming that all Germans are inheritably evil… It’s truly disheartening to learn that somebody so well respected as he would hold so many prejudices against other people.

EDIT: Watson claims to be misinterpreted.