The Nobel laureate lost premiums due to racist remarks

In 1962, American biologist James Watson won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for the discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule. In my entire career of 90-year-old scientist had to give a lot of scandalous interviews in which he spoke of humiliating black people and claimed that stupidity is a disease that needs treatment. For criticism and rejection by the scientific community, he was forced to sell his Nobel medal, and now he was deprived of all ranks officially, calling his work “is not backed by science.”

Биолог Джеймс Уотсон

James Watson had a chance to talk with many journalists, and those conversations sometimes cost him too much. For example, in 2007, the scientist gave an interview to The Times in which he hinted at the low mental ability of black people. After these words, he was subjected to so much criticism that he was fired from the post of head of the new York cold spring Harbor.

The scientist was loudly expressed against people with obesity and homosexuals. In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph he said that if science had known the gene responsible for sexual orientation, women could have the right to choose the orientation of the child. Or another example: he said that the authorities may feel uncomfortable when dealing with the full people, as it knows in advance that he will not take it to work.

After the scandalous interview the scientist apologized and called his remarks as a provocation. In one of the documentaries for BBC 2008 James announced that never was a racist and the charges in this — the worst thing to happen in his life. I think his words were spoken not lightly, as in a documentary for PBS he spoke again about the differences between people of different races:

The difference between black and white visible in IQ tests. I would say that the difference at the genetic level.

James Watson, biologist

This saying has prompted the scientific community to deprive him of all the honors and to recognize all his work is devoid of evidence. The biologist has not yet commented on the decision of the community as it recovers after a car accident in a nursing home.

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