How America destroyed its most distinguished living scientist

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Honoring the 70th anniversary of the discovery of DNA’s structure
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27 April 2023
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Our American Future
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Yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of one of the most remarkable scientific achievements in recent history—James Watson and Francis Crick’s co-discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA...

As with too many things in the contemporary Globalist American Empire, the remarkable and inspiring story of Watson and Crick’s discovery has been partially overshadowed and sullied by a desperate attempt at politically correct revisionism...

Indeed, James Watson was subject to one of the very first and most vicious and extensive cancellation campaigns in our nation’s history. His offense? Addressing the question of Africa with an aloof scientist’s obliviousness to certain religiously guarded taboos surrounding the subject. The following is a relevant excerpt of his offending comments that were published as part of a 2007 Sunday Times profile on the famous scientist:

He says that he is “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”, and I know that this “hot potato” is going to be difficult to address. His hope is that everyone is equal, but he counters that “people who have to deal with black employees find this not true”. He says that you should not discriminate on the basis of colour, because “there are many people of colour who are very talented, but don’t promote them when they haven’t succeeded at the lower level”. He writes that “there is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically. Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so.”

Leaving aside the only scientifically relevant question of whether Watson’s assertions were true (he’s just a Nobel laureate DNA expert, what would he know), they were certainly impolite and politically inadvisable. The profound retaliatory response to Watson’s 2007 statements marked one of the very first major mobilizations of the modern cancellation machine...

This compounds our national disgrace and invites us to wonder whether a nation that treats its great scientists in such a manner can continue to lead the world in the 21st Century—it invites us to consider the still more provocative question over whether such a country deserves to lead the world.