The Nobel Prize winning co-discoverer of DNA, molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist James Watson has been stripped of his honours over his scientifically informed comments on the genetic IQ differences between the races.
In January 2019, following the broadcast of a PBS television documentary which was filmed last summer in which Watson repeated his long-held views on race and genetics, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory revoked honorary titles that it had awarded to him, and cut all remaining ties with him.
This is the state of science in the Western world.
The now 90-year-old, who was conveniently targeted in a smear campaign at an opportune moment; is currently in a nursing home recovering from a car accident that happened last October, and is sadly said to have “very minimal” awareness of his surroundings.
His family stated that he is unable to reply due to his condition. This is not a man who can readily defend himself and the scientific basis of his views, he is physically not able to fulfill his right of reply.
Therefore, it is the responsibility of other intellectuals and other public figures and the public alike to come forward and defend Mr. Watson’s reputation in the face of the liberal “scientific” establishment and ongoing media campaign to discredit him — despite his monumental achievements and utter credibility in the field of genetics, from which his comments stemmed.
In the new documentary on PBS celebrating his life, an interviewer asks the 90-year-old scientist if, given the backlash he suffered after his comments about race and intelligence, his views had changed.
His answer leaves no room for uncertainty:
“No, not at all,” Watson says.
“There’s a difference on the average between blacks and whites on IQ tests. I would say the difference is genetic.”
He has also previously said that stereotypes associated with racial and ethnic groups have a genetic basis: Jews being intelligent, Chinese being intelligent but not creative because of selection for conformity, and Indians being servile.
His informed stance is unwavering, Watson won’t budge, stating that his intention was to promote science, not racism:
“I have never thought of myself as a racist. I don’t see myself as a racist. I am mortified by it. It was the worst thing in my life.”
Despite his protestations, which fell on deaf ears — they want Watson and his public profile scrubbed from all scientific literature and thoroughly vilified, in the midst of a car crash incident, they have gone for the jugular.
Watson has also brilliantly opposed the idea of Jewish exceptionalism. No group ought to be immune to the rigor of open discourse. Another likely reason why the Jewish dominated establishment has decided to discredit him; he dared to be epistemic.
In another interview in 2007, this time with the magazine Esquire, Dr Watson said that “some anti-Semitism is justified”.
“Just like some anti-Irish feeling is justified. If you can’t be criticized, that’s very dangerous. You lose the concept of a free society,” he said.
In the same interview he praised Ashkenazi Jews, suggesting they are more intelligent than other ethnic groups.
Watson is factually correct. But not “politically correct”. This is another chapter in the dystopian censorship of our time.