samedi 17 décembre 2011

Dr. James D. Watson, Nobel Prize and his black African genes.

 
On October 14, 2007, the British newspaper "The Sunday Times" has incurred the wrath of Africans by publishing the statement of Dr. James Dewey Watson (1928), Laureate of the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962, together with Francis H. C. Crick (1916-2004) and Maurice H. F. Wilkins (1916-2004) for their work on the structure of the molecule of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA in 1953, that "blacks were not as intelligent as whites."
         He added that it was fundamentally pessimistic about the future of Africa, because "All our aid policies are based on the fact that the intelligence of Africans is the same as that of the West, while tests say it's not really the case."
This outrageous statement has sparked an outcry among all African intellectuals.
         Meanwhile, Dr. James Watson has had the bad idea to publish the genome DNA (Or its genetic map) on the Internet "scientific purposes".
         The company deCODE Genetics, the world leader in human genetics, based in Reykjavik, Iceland has taken the initiative to decode his genome and to detect 16% of black African genes. "We were very surprised to get this result for James. This percentage corresponds to that of a person with a great grand parent Africa,"
said Kari Stefansson, founder and director of the Company.
         He thus has more genes of black origin than the average white European. Analysis of the genetic map made by deCODE Genetics, has also revealed that 9% of genes of Watson were of Asian origin.
The majority of people with European ancestors would not have more than 1%.
         The weekly Sunday Times said: "James Watson, the geneticist who said that Africans are less intelligent than whites is more black than he thinks."
        
Sir John Edward Sulston, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2002 for his work on cell division in nematode head at the Institute of Science, University of Manchester who decoded the human genome, said This discovery was ironic in light of Watson's position on race: "I never approved the statements made. We do not know enough about intelligence to make generalizations about race."
        
The sulfur Dr. Watson was also not his first attempt, he had said in 1997 that "a woman needs an abortion if her child is tested homosexual", then changed his mind following the movement caused controversy around the world by his statement.
         On December 9, 2007, the controversy over his statements racist forced Dr. Watson a forced resignation from his position as director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, specializing particularly in genetic research, located in Long Island, New York, after 39 years of loyal service.
         He still persisted in publishing his latest book, "Avoid boring people: lessons from a life in science"
published in 2008 by Cambridge University Press: "There is no reason to expect that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution have evolved identically. Our desire to distribute intellectual powers equal, as a kind of universal staffing, this will not be sufficient to ensure this. "
         At the age of 79 years, Dr. Watson, the father of a mentally retarded child, is he really still in possession of all intellectual abilities, despite the aura conferred on him his Nobel Prize in part usurped to the Jewish biologist Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920-1958), there are exactly fifty-eight years

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