Smart Man With Foot, Head in Wrong Places
October 17, 2007 10:26 AM Subscribe
Something of a wild man
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- James Watson
, the Nobel-Prize-winning DNA researcher, has made some (more)
provocative remarks. Dr Watson told The Sunday Times that he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not really". He said there was a natural desire that all human beings should be equal but "people who have to deal with black employees find this not true".Keith Vaz, the Labour chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, said: "These comments serve as a reminder of the attitudes which can still exists at the highest professional levels."