A New York laboratory attracts the awards of nobel laureate James Watson, one of the discoverers of DNA, due to ‘objectionable’ statements ‘that are not supported by science. The scientist said in the documentary”American Masters: Decoding Watson’ that black people worse score on IQ tests because of their genes.
In 2007, said Watson already that he hoped that everyone was equal but that “people with black workers have to deal know that’s not true’. He lost his job at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Because he later apologized for his statements, he should be bestowed with honours.
According to The New York Times said Watson in the documentary that he eventually did not of the opinion has changed. “There is a difference in IQ between white and black people. I would say that the difference is genetic, ” said the scientist. Furthermore, said Watson, that he no pleasure from it that there is a difference, but that the ‘awful, just like schizophrenia is terrible’. Watsons son was as a teenager diagnosed with schizophrenia.
The laboratory decided to Watsons titles now really have to pull back because it appears that the scientist does not believe has changed. “The statements of dr. Watson are objectionable and are not supported by the science,” wrote the laboratory in a statement. Furthermore, his recent statements to his earlier apology, make null and void according to the laboratory.
In 1953, discovered by James Watson, Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins the structure of DNA. In 1962 were given to Watson, Crick and Wilkins a Nobel prize for Medicine.
Watson is since October in the hospital due to a car accident and his family is not able to respond. The documentary was in June filmed.