This news was posted by PhysOrg about ten days ago: Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist who lost his job in 2007 for expressing racist views, was stripped of several honorary titles Friday by the New York lab he once headed. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory said it was reacting to Watson’s remarks in a television documentary aired earlier this month.
In the film, Watson said his views about intelligence and race had not changed since 2007, when he told a magazine 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 — where all the testing says not really.”
Okay, enough of that. Now for the reaction of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. He just posted this at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Lab Strips Co-Discoverer of DNA of His Titles. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
James Watson, the co-discoverer of the double-helix shape of DNA, was recently stripped of his honorary titles by the laboratory where he did most of his research. Why would his lab strip a scientist, who made such an incredible discovery, of his titles? Because of his racist views.
He tells the sordid tale, after which he preaches to us:
But if this lab wants to be consistent, they also need to ban Charles Darwin’s books, as his book, The Descent of Man, is blatantly racist. Most people have never read Darwin’s Origin of the Species let alone The Descent of Man (published 12 years after the Origin) and probably don’t want to as they would then have to admit Darwin’s shocking evolutionary racism [link omitted]!
But now Hambo has Watson to add to the tale. Don’t you get it, dear reader? First Darwin, now Watson. Hey — how much evidence do you need? Evolution is evil! He gleefully continues:
Evolution is an inherently racist philosophy. [Gasp!] It (and certain evolutionists who are consistent with its principles, such as James Watson) stands in sharp contrast to the biblical worldview. There’s no room in a biblical worldview for any kinds of racist attitudes.
He goes on and on with the same stuff he’s been babbling about lately — you know how it goes. Creationists aren’t racist because they believe in Adam & Eve, and Noah’s ark — see Ken Ham Is Not Prejudiced.
So there you are. Evolutionists are bad, creationists are good. If you didn’t believe it before, now there’s Watson. Case closed.
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