James Watson Selling Nobel Prize ‘Because No-One Wants to Admit I Exist’

Keith Perry, Telegraph, November 28, 2014

James Watson, the world-famous biologist who was shunned by the scientific community after linking intelligence to race, said he is selling his Nobel Prize because he is short of money after being made a pariah.

Mr Watson said he is auctioning the Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962 for discovering the structure of DNA, because “no-one really wants to admit I exist”.

Auctioneer Christie’s said the gold medal, the first Nobel Prize to be sold by a living recipient, could fetch as much as $3.5m (£2.23m) when it is auctioned in New York on Thursday. The reserve price is $2.5m.

Mr Watson told the Financial Times he had become an “unperson” after he “was outed as believing in IQ” in 2007 and said he would like to use money from the sale to buy a David Hockney painting.

Mr Watson, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for uncovering the double helix structure of DNA, sparked an outcry in 2007 when he suggested that people of African descent were inherently less intelligent than white people.

If the medal is sold Mr Watson said he would use some of the proceeds to make donations to the “institutions that have looked after me”, such as University of Chicago, where he was awarded his undergraduate degree, and Clare College, Cambridge.

Mr Watson said his income had plummeted following his controversial remarks in 2007, which forced him to retire from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, New York. He still holds the position of chancellor emeritus there.

“Because I was an ‘unperson’ I was fired from the boards of companies, so I have no income, apart from my academic income,” he said.

He would also use some of the proceeds to buy an artwork, he said. “I really would love to own a [painting by David] Hockney”.

Francis Wahlgren, the Christie’s auctioneer who is handling the sale of the medal, said he was confident it would fetch the $2.5m (£1,598347) reserve. He said demand for memorabilia associated with genetic discovery had “exploded” in recent years as the promise of biotechnology became apparent.

“The far-reaching aspects of their discovery affect everybody and are only being appreciated now,” said Mr Wahlgreen.

The auctioneer said he did not expect the controversy surrounding Mr Watson’s comments to deter potential buyers. “I think the guy is the greatest living scientist. There are a lot of personalities in history we’d find fault with–but their discoveries transcend human foibles,” he said

Auctions for memorabilia and art have been setting new records recently as investors look for inflation-proof investments. Earlier this month Christie’s brought in the highest-ever total for an auction at its contemporary sale in New York. The sale grossed $852.9m across 75 lots, including $25.9m for Jeff Koons’s Balloon Monkey sculpture.

Mr Watson–who insisted he was “not a racist in a conventional way”–said it had been “stupid” of him to not realise that his comments on the intelligence of African people would end up in an article.

“I apologise . . . [the journalist] somehow wrote that I worried about the people in Africa because of their low IQ–and you’re not supposed to say that.”

In 2007, the Sunday Times ran an interview with Dr Watson in which he said 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 told the newspaper people wanted to believe that everyone was born with equal intelligence but that those “who have to deal with black employees find this not true”.

Mr Watson said he hoped the publicity surrounding the sale of the medal would provide an opportunity for him to “re-enter public life”. Since the furore in 2007 he has not delivered any public lectures.

“I’ve had a unique life that’s allowed me to do things. I was set back. It was stupid on my part. All you can do is nothing, except hope that people actually know what you are,” he said.

Prof Watson made his scientific discovery in 1953 at Cambridge University with Francis Crick. They were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Maurice Wilkins, from King’s College London, for identifying the elegant double helix in work that laid the basis for modern molecular biology.

Mr Watson said he one day wanted his children to auction the handwritten manuscript for his famous book, The Double Helix. “It will be worth a lot more. We’d have a reserve of at least $10m,” he said.

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  • Bobbala

    Has the Nazi right ever censored anybody or any words ..

  • dmxinc

    Disgusting what the PC crowd did to this man. Their methods are effective unfortunately.

    • I wish Dr. Watson’s fellow realists had rallied to his side to protect the poor man. Where was his crowdfunding campaign? He co-discovered the DNA double helix and this is how his inferiors treat him. What a shameful episode in world history it has been.

      • Tully

        Problem is that race realists are not supportive of one another and seem to lack the ability to work together or network. As you said, where is the crowdfunding campaign? Instead Dr. Watson is left swinging in the wind.

        Here’s the thing most groups or special interests – say like gun owners have organizations that represent and lobby for them. Race realists don’t, they don’t have the equivalent of the NRA to help those academics and others who run afoul of the PC/MC crowd. They need to because things are going to get worse for race realists and those that want to defend Western Civ. Face it, we’re in the cross hairs of the intelligentsia and the political class. They have money and clout and can destroy a person economically if they don’t like you, just like they did to Watson.

        Right now we have no way of protecting or helping those who run afoul of the Marxists and others who wish to crush those who oppose them.

        • You are absolutely right. We must figure out a way to pool our resources and protect our own until the tide finally turns against the multicultists. It is happening, but slowly, and too many good people are getting eaten by Leviathan in the meantime.

          Do you have any ideas? Crowdfunding is a good start, but how to bring whites together in solidarity? As you said, the penalty for being honest is very steep and many of our people have families to feed.

  • Someone once wrote in this medium as a comment that if Jared Taylor cured cancer, the world would not want it. This proves that this wasn’t really a joke.

    • Bantu_Education

      That may have been me. A couple of years ago I speculated that if Jared Taylor had discovered a cure for cancer but announced he would release it freely if he was allowed a years unlimited access to all the main media channels, he would continue to be ignored. Anything, anything at all, is better than giving “racists” a platform. After all, they might use the publicity to incite people to gas another 6 million Jews. And you are of course right – this is not an exaggeration.

    • antiquesunlight

      They would take his cure and then run him into poverty.

      • Maximo Partagas

        They would take his cure and keep it away from whites, use it on negroes and mixed-breed mongrels.

    • David Ashton

      What if he “invented” peanut butter?

  • JackKrak

    A handful of traitorous third rate Hollywood hacks had to sell their villas in the south of France or let one of the maids go 60 years ago because they could no longer get a job and we will never hear the end of it.

    A distinguished, brilliant man of actual accomplishment has to sell something that’s never even been sold before and most people outside of race realists will never hear the beginning of it.

    • Whitesneedtobebrave

      Who are those Hollywood hacks???

      • Adolf Verloc

        Hollywood 10, see blacklist. McCarthy era.

        • JohnEngelman

          Black lists, loyalty oaths, and anti Communist witch hunts were as morally illegitimate as the constraints of political correctness. They are methods used by those who fear the free exchange of facts and ideas.

          • RationaliseThis

            There were no “Witch Hunts” the traitors were real, the traitors were not just idealistic communists, they reported back to the Soviet Union.

            They also inserted false information into US intelligence. One of their achievements was to scuttle a US-Japan peace treaty so as to assure that Japan was preoccupied in a war with the US instead of Russia.

            US Army cryptologists eventually cracked the codes communicating to these agents. These Venona decrypts were declassified in 1995 and they 100% confirmed McCarthy’s claim that vast parts of the US Government had been penetrated by pro Soviet Agents many of them were naturalised “Americans”
            The FBI was eventually handed the decrypt information but they had already been aware of the insurrection. Not only the state department but the OSS, precursor to the CIA was also penetrated. Usually the path to double agent and traitor was via language translator.

            An incredible number of course had Jewish sounding names which is why McCarthy, a kind and honest man is now reviled. Was Edward Teller the only good guy from this era?
            McCarty was a 1950s Senator (upper house), he couldn’t have had anything to do with the1940s house un-American activities committee(lower house) but that committee also did sterling work.
            The proof of this is in Evans M Stanton’s magisterial Biography of Joe McCarthy “Blacklisted by History: The untold story of Senator Joe McCarthy”.

            McCarthy is a hero. He was honest and always gave everyone the right of reply and let them speak out fully.
            He was a farm boy, who started a Chicken business, he took accelerated high school graduation and paid for his tuition as a lawyer and then became a Judge where he was known as a fair man who made sure women and children were taken care of in divorce cases.

            He volunteered for service in the US Marines even though he was exempt from the draft. He worked as an intelligence officer debriefing pilots. During this time he flew combat missions as a tail gunner photographer. He was a good man, he did the right thing. He died too young.

          • JohnEngelman

            During the Cold War Communist espionage was a legitimate concern. Communist subversion was not. As American citizens Communist Party members had the same right to shape public opinion and public policy that you do.

          • RationaliseThis

            Thats a little like saying Muslim immigrants have a right to wage Jihaad because the United States has freedom of religion and their religious texts require it. (They do). Can you see that such high minded liberalism is impractical if not actually balmy?

            The American communists of the era mindlessly looked towards the Sovit Union a country that had murdered millions, eg the Ukrainian Holdomoor, the purges, the collectivisation murders and subsequent famines, all well before Hitler came to power. In Spain they triggered the civil war by a campaign of assassination against nuns and priests.

            They were no doubt hoping to introduce heaven on earth by the same route in the USA.

            if they had of been openly subversive then it would have been tolerable, they were not, they were secretive. A secret blacklist seems a fair response to keep them out of the main steam propagandising via the mass media creative arts.

            The kind of totalitarianism, the total domination of ideas, they wanted then is what liberals want now. I doubt treating them more kindly would have moderated their current aggression against us now.

          • JohnEngelman

            That is a false comparison. Muslim immigrants in the United States do not have the right to wage Jihaad. They do have the right to practice their religion, and to proselytize for converts.

            In the same way the American Communist Party did not have the right to pass classified information to the KGB, or to practice terrorism. It did have the right to be politically active.

          • RationaliseThis

            The “American” communists in general where not honest, they were secretly subversive. A black list that prevented them from gaining critical mass in the media is secretly subversive against them in the same way they themselves were secretly subversive of the public via the nations media.

            They only got what they dished out.

            No one jailed them or shot them, or denied them other work, they simply weren’t to be trusted because with the nations and shareholders media. Their intention was to demoralise the culture and society of America. After the failure of the workers revolution they decided to attacking from the intellectual classes down. They had a higher calling that allowed them to rationalise their betrayal. They had no wish to heal a wound but to pick open the scab.

            This is all in the context of the Cold War, American troops dying and a very real penetration and betrayal of US intelligence and foreign policy of US secret weapons, If they had no scruples doing that then they would have little in poisoning the culture.

            Ofourse in the long run we know they succeeded.

      • cjkcjk

        Whites do need to behave and they can start by not engaging in racist behavior such as affirmative action and hiring set asides.

  • JohnEngelman

    Those who violate the restrictions of political correctness are not put in prison. They are destroyed economically. When accused of being politically correct, truth is no defense. It is evidence for the prosecution.

    • Anna Tree

      No, the new heretics are put in prisons in England, Canada and France and I think other countries. And as you wrote, also destroyed economically.
      They get to us because we do this one by one. Imagine hundreds of scholars or businesses saying the truth? Then the castle of cards will crumble.
      (did you meant politically incorrect?)

      • JohnEngelman

        Yes. thankyou for correcting me. I corrected my comment.

    • Max

      Gerald Toben, Ernst Zundel.

  • JohnEngelman

    I am waiting for right wing news media to come to James Watson’s defense on this. I am not expecting it.

    • Depends on what you mean by “right wing.” If you mean the Meekly Standard (sic), forget about it. If you mean AR, then I have good news for you: It did.

      • JohnEngelman

        Reporting it is one thing. Talking about how outrageous it is is something else.

        • They each think they have something to lose, while collectively we all have everything to lose. We are being helotized in our own nations.

          • JohnEngelman

            Elite conservatives are concerned with making the rich richer. Genetic explanations of why some people succeed, and why others fail embarrass such people. They want to convey the delusion that everyone can become rich if they apply themselves. They want to blame white liberals for black poverty and crime.

          • Max

            On the other hand, liberals blame white “rich” people for poverty and crime. Neither position is realistic with regard to race or genetics.

          • I’ll cheerfully blame white leftists as enablers for that, 24/7, but only as deliberate accomplices, and not as perpetrators themselves. My high school girlfriend was a liberal Democrat. She was very pretty, very bright and as sweet as a summer day, but she was also tragically mistaken. People like Diane aren’t wicked, but are victims of their own wishful thinking.

            As for the rich, I like the way my investments are doing. I wish I could work in my old field again, but only part-time. We have enough. My Pinzgauer truck doesn’t run, and my Saturn has a cracked head gasket and runs only three cylinders. We returned from Boulder yesterday crammed into Sayaka’s 1931 Model-A Ford, which runs on the Wankel rotary out of my old Mazda RX-7. I am accustomed to not throwing much away. Eventually we will be rich, and the feds will tax my estate to help blacks to reproduce like vermin.

            We scrimp and save so they can spend our money on “afawete” shoes and lunch at McDamage.

    • Tarczan

      I ust saw this on the news. The only thing mentioned was that he was selling it.

    • WR_the_realist

      Where is the right wing media? Aside from a few web sites like this? Faux News is neocon, which should not be confused with right wing. A neocon is a Democrat who likes war and believes that America should rule the world.

      • JohnEngelman

        There are varieties of right wing thought. I am confident that the vast majority of neocons vote Republican. Neoconservatism began during the late 1960’s among Democrats who became disenchanted with Democratic social policies, but they switched parties to the GOP.

        • WR_the_realist

          Yes, essentially all neocons vote Republican, because the Republican Party is now neocon and no longer conservative. In what way is John McCain or Jeb Bush conservative?

          • David Ashton

            Almost all “conservative” publications in the Anglosphere seem to have been progressively “neo-conned” or set up with the same purpose.

          • JohnEngelman

            They advocate policies that make the rich richer, as they always have. Nevertheless, they shy away from facts and insights congenial to race realism.

          • David Ashton

            Some of their “intellectuals” have made the pilgrimage from Moscow to Jerusalem. There have been two “mistakes”, not one or the other: (1) a multiculturalism that has encouraged the mass-migration of Muslims into European societies, and (2) an American intervention in the Muslim world that has inflamed sentiment among those immigrants.

          • JohnEngelman

            In the United States neoconservatives began as Democrats who during the late 1960’s lost confidence in the ability of the U.S. government to solve social problems – especially black poverty. At this point they were very close to being race realists, although I doubt the term existed back then.

            After moving to the Republican Party they developed a great deal of confidence in the ability of the U.S. government to solve international problems, especially in the Mid East.

            My philosophy about the Mid East is that for at least a generation Muslims are going to be in a lethal mood. Moreover, with an average IQ of 85 we should not expect much from the Arabs.

            We should support our friends against our enemies. Where we have no friends, we should support those who dislike us against those who hate us.

            We should also support the weaker side against the stronger – not out of compassion, but in order to prolong the war. The United did that during the Iraq – Iran War.

            I do not think Muslim immigrants should be admitted to Europe or the United States.

          • David Ashton

            In general I am not in favor of provoking or prolonging wars among foreign populations, not even for the brutal culling of the Arab populations around Israel. As a Christian you may beg to differ.

          • Max

            As a Christian, I think we should mind our own business and remove first the beam that is in our own eye.

          • As an agnostic, that seems a good plan to me as well.

          • HE2

            As a non-militant atheist, it works for me too.

            Until Whites cease ideological fragmentation, we are doomed.
            For example, as spirituality is referenced:
            As an atheist, I would be shunned or exiled by zealous fundamentalists aka literalistic scriptural Christians, Pentecostals, other ultra-conservative fringe religions, though I am a race realist through and through.
            Also shunned and labeled “not true Christians” by these groups are LDS, J.Ws, Roman Catholics, Episks, and others. This is absurd. “Who is or who is not a “true Christian” is entirely subjective.
            Such thinking seriously polarizes us and must stop if we are to succeed as a race.

          • JohnEngelman

            Onward, Christian soldiers,
            Marching as to war,
            With the cross of Jesus
            Going on before!
            Christ, the royal Master,
            Leads against the foe;
            Forward into battle,
            See his banners go.

            – Arthur S. Sullivan

          • David Ashton

            Jesus may want you for a sunbeam, but exploding nuclear weapons over Mecca and Tehran possibly not.

          • JohnEngelman

            George W. Bush said that God told him to invade Iraq. I think God would have given better advice.

            Shortly before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Pat Robertson, who is a television evangelist in the U.S. told his T.V. audience that God expressed to him reservations about the invasion.

            I am glad that Bush II did not think that God told him to nuke Russia.

          • David Ashton

            These telephone lines to the Creator of the Cosmos seem to be as problematic as “social media”. Who was it who said that those who pray to God are regarded as sane, whereas those who quote God’s answers are not?

            The trouble with bombs is that, like raindrops, they fall on the just as well as the unjust. One thing is sure: neither Likud nor the ADL ever turn the other cheek.

          • RationaliseThis

            Christians are the real victims in the Middle East and Africa. Jews and Muslims the predominate perpetrators. Don’t waste any sympathy on the latter two, mostly accomplished whiners, as it distracts from the true victims.

            One could say the same about the victims of multiethnic enrichment in the current west. Whites are the victims, not minorities.

          • David Ashton

            In Britain the official “Church” of “England” is a sell-out. The Prince of Wales has been “rewarded” for twice speaking out recently against Muslim persecution of Christians by the suggestion that his future Coronation should be “multifaith”, with the Koran read out. I wrote to the papers suggesting certain appropriate suras (e.g. “take not Christians as friends” & “crucify the pagans” &c), but the editors were not interested.

          • You have been leaving words out of some of your posts recently. If you were a younger man, I would suspect you have been drinking, but since you are not, I wonder about your health.

          • JohnEngelman

            Sometimes my mind races ahead of my fingers. I just read my comment above yours, and could not find any missing words.

          • JohnEngelman

            Follow the money. John McCain and Jeb Bush favor policies that benefit the rich.

          • JohnEngelman

            John McCain and Jeb Bush are conservative because they want to make the rich richer.

      • Max

        Many of them were *literally* Democrats who switched -transvestites if you’ll allow, among a certain ethnicity who figured out which nominal party would best serve the interests of Israel.

    • Charles Martel

      Not likely. Remember when they pushed John Derbyshire overboard for stating some obvious truths.

      • JohnEngelman

        Jason Richwine was fired by the Heritage Foundation for having said in his PhD that Hispanics have lower average IQ’s than whites.

  • Anna Tree

    Here is a chance for Jay-Z to own a science Nobel Prize…
    Or maybe Obama will buy it, he knows deep down that it’s worth more than the peace Nobel.

    • WR_the_realist

      Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize has made that award about as valuable as what you find in a box of Cracker Jacks.

  • DaveMed

    Just as some humor is “funny because it’s true”, anti-Whites get so burned up by his statements precisely because they are true. If they didn’t know in their hearts that he’s right, they would not be so furious.

    • SaggyGenes

      Had Mr. Watson suggested that Asians were stupid, this and every other article would be bursting with evidence that he was wrong. There’s none of that here. Instead, you get the feeling that he committed a religious heresy.

    • Jo

      “If they didn’t know in their hearts that he’s right, they would not be so furious.”

      Very perceptive and correct.

      • RationaliseThis

        Liberals are offended not because what is said is false but because it is uncomfortably close to the truth.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Wow, a man whose contributions to science have literally changed the world for the better, from the use of DNA in medicine and crime fighting, is left destitute because he told the uncomfortable truth about African intelligence. Amazing how easily whites throw aside legitimate heroes to appease blacks who hate them anyway.

    • Whitesneedtobebrave

      That too white heros. shame on these libs.

      • cjkcjk

        Negroes have invented…………the super-soaker!

        • Holden

          Well, yes, kinda but not really. His idea (air pressure reservoir) was not new at all. In fact, the Super Soaker was invented in 1982, roughly 5 years after the first water-gun with the same concept.

          Patented in 1977: the Cosmic Liquidator is the oldest known water blaster that uses air pressure to generate a water stream. Its pressure tank, however, was separate and connected to the blaster part via a flexible piece of tubing.

        • Michigan Patriot

          There you go ! Millions of people have been saved .Thank you for leveling the ” scientific ” field. Have they named a school after that Negro inventor yet ?

          • cjkcjk

            Yeah, I believe it’s on Trayvon Martin Blvd.

    • Alex Miller

      Wait, I thought Watson was “out of his depth scientifically, quite apart from socially and politically.” when he speculated about race, genes and IQ. At least that’s what Marxist Steven Rose told us and we all know he’s an expert when it comes to genetics.

    • RationaliseThis

      What are the names of the people that caste Watson adrift, that abandoned him.
      What are the names of those that did this to him.

      The first law of war surely is in know your enemy and then get even with them.

      Our enemy took the gloves of decades ago.

  • Raymond Kidwell

    The problem is how spoiled and weak most people are. He seems to be living by relatively high standards. He is sorry that he spoke the truth because that means he can’t make absurd amounts of money and squander it on expensive artwork. That is the problem with most people today. They are more concerned with their big screen TV, x-box, two cars, nice house etc. than with any ideological principle. Heaven forbid these people have to live the same lifestyle that some 40% of Americans live- low income. Poor guy can only fetch a couple million dollars for his prize. That might only last him a couple years. Boo hoo. Give me a couple million and I’ll be set for life.

    • UncleSham

      James Watson has contributed more to humanity than what ten thousand average men contribute. We all benefit from his discoveries and humanity will continue to benefit from them long after he is dead. The high standards of living that we experience in Western society today is owed to the advancements made by great men like James Watson. The problem with most people today is that they think the world owes them a million dollars just for breathing. Too much envy and not enough gratitude.

      • Raymond Kidwell

        That’s not what I mean. I mean people who say “I would rather keep silent and destroy the white race/the country etc. in order to maintain my high quality of life”. It seems selfish. Everybody knows the emperor has no clothes but no one will speak out because they might lose their good job.

        • UncleSham

          Yes, I agree with you on that point. What I took issue with is that you appeared to be directing your comment at James Watson, who is one of the very few people who actually has spoken out about it. He never retracted his statement or said that it was wrong. His “apology” was clearly meant to express his frustration with society and the media for not accepting the truth. It wasn’t the usual groveling we get from most Whites trying to save their careers after making a politically incorrect statement.

          • Beowald

            Is he serious about selling the Nobel? Surely there is another way for him to make ends meet.

          • UncleSham

            Well, the guys not starving or anything. It is sad that he feels he has to resort to selling the Nobel, but maybe it will bring more publicity to the fact that Liberals are ruining freedom of speech as well as holding back science with their anti-White dogma.

      • SentryattheGate

        The “proof is in the pudding”; 33 states (maybe more now?) have decided to institute race-based achievement standards, because apparently nothing has succeeded in closing the wide gap in educational achievement between Whites/Asians and blacks/browns. That is a sort of agreement with what Watson said! And, ~12 years ago, I read a news article re. blacks recruits at the Army’s West Point Academy. A spokesman said that all blacks there were put in remedial classes before they started their 4 years. “Call it racist or whatever, it’s working” he said. He said that the program would replace the extra tutoring for blacks throughout their 4 years because of the complaints from the non-black plebs.

        • UncleSham

          I don’t think there is any logical way to justify all of those things while still maintaining that different races have equal intelligence, but I do know that the Left will do so anyway.

      • Michigan Patriot

        Ten thousand average men equals a Zillion plus Negroes .

  • Watson committed the crime of noticing what you’re not supposed to notice. The woman who criticized the trashy rude behavior of the Obama daughters “resigned” today from her job. Noticing imposes an economic penalty on you. It’s the cultural Marxist way of life in what is now a totalitarian society much as Orwell feared.

    Meanwhile, the NFL will NOT discipline the black players who supported thug Mike Brown during Sunday’s game with their little antics. The NFL is not the white man’s friend. Take your eyeballs and your white man’s cash away from it and let the black players go back to chopping cotton, if they have brains enough to do that.

    • MBlanc46

      They’ll use economic punishment until they get the camps established.

      • cjkcjk

        That’s literally the truth.

      • Max

        “Cultural Education Centers”.

        • RationaliseThis

          Tolerance Camp.

  • libertarian1234

    “In an age of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act./”

    • John

      George Orwell. TYVM. Here’s a newer one that you’ll appreciate as well…”Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul (MD) 23 years as a serving Congressman and Presidential candidate 3 times.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Don’t despair. Galileo was branded a heretic and forced to recant his heliocentric model of the solar system. Nevertheless, the real physical world continued to revolve around the Sun.

    While in today’s PC realm this eminent scientist is branded a racist, time and scientific facts will exonerate him and he’ll be proven correct. Just like Galileo is hailed today for his intelligence in the face of determined opposition based on feelings (not fact), so too will Dr. James Watson be remembered for speaking truth to those who don’t want to hear it.

    • Anna Tree

      Glayde Whitney in Contemporary Psychology wrote:
      “Astronomy and the physical sciences had their Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo a few centuries ago; society and the welfare of humanity is the better for it today. In a directly analogous fashion, psychology and the social sciences today have their Darwin, Galton, and Rushton.”
      and Watson and Richwine and many others.

      • Spikeygrrl

        Whitney is sorely missed.

    • UncleSham

      Liberalism is a religion so all-encompassing that its followers do not even realize it exists as such. It is far more intrusive and destructive than Christianity ever was.

      • David Ashton

        Well put. “Liberalism – the ideology of western suicide” (James Burnham).

      • JSS

        The idiocy of someone who can quote Dawkins and takes prides in bashing Christians but also believe in racial equality is astounding.

        • JohnEngelman

          Stephen J. Gould used evolution as a stick to beat Protestant Fundamentalists. Then he ignored evolution in his book The Mismeasure of Man.

          • Max

            But you forget the far-left lemma that evolution stopped at vertebra C1.

          • RationaliseThis

            Liberals use natural selection and evolution to attack religion but then deny its effects when it indicates Biological differences in humans.

    • Bryan Dennis

      It’s an optimistic outlook but I will share it with you. This makes him a martyr of epic proportions. In the future we will recognize Mr. Watson’s plight as having been an ironic travesty of the highest order. Genetic diversity and consequently inequity is inevitable as it describes the very nature of DNA.

    • Bantu_Education

      “Just like Galileo is hailed today for his intelligence in the face of determined opposition based on feelings (not fact), so too will Dr. James Watson be remembered for speaking truth to those who don’t want to hear it.”

      This assumes white civilisation will survive the furious external and internal assaults and alien invasions. I suspect we are truly living in the end days of civilisation and a new dark age (no pun) is dawning that could last thousands of years and everything we have learnt will be lost. It probably happened before.

      • Spikeygrrl

        Yes, it has happened before…in scores of sci-fi and fantasy tales.

        • cjkcjk

          No it happened to North Africa, Anatolia, Persia, and various other places which should be just as advanced as Western Europe.
          Not sci-fi, nor fantasy except to maybe those ignorant of history.

    • See The Future

      Actually it was Nicolaus Copernicus

      • AmericanCitizen

        Copernicus first came up with Heliocentrism, that is true. Galileo was spreading the theory and for that he was forced to recant his support of the theory by being charged with heresy by the Inquisition.

        • RationaliseThis

          Galileo wasn’t teaching it as theory he was teaching it as fact. That was the churches problem, they said there was insufficient proof so far.

    • SentryattheGate

      Please see my comment above re. an awakening; many states now instituting race-based achievement standards and West Point giving extra tutoring to black recruits, w/o which they weren’t graduating.

    • DaveMed

      It’s the reverse of the Galileo situation.

      60 or so years ago, Watson’s position was almost universally agreed upon.

      • Max

        Maybe 60 years hence…

    • RationaliseThis

      He church had no fundamental problem with a heliocentric solar system, the pope in fact had congratulated Galileo on his “model” and said the church might have to review its teachings in the light of that new knowledge if it were proven.

      Christianity, since its exposure to Greek philosophy especially since St Augustine had no problem with using reason and logic to develop an understanding of scripture and the universe so long as it was grounded in the spirit of Christs teachings, not hard given he said stuff like love your enemy, do on to others what you would have done unto you etc,

      The problem was that Galileo started teaching it as fact when the proof had not yet been avcepted as sufficient. The real problem was his personality, apparently confrontational.

      Islam rejected reason in attaining truth in favour entirely of revelation because of a theological problem. The seminal treatise that caused this was the “incoherence if the pfilosophers”. After Islam finished translating the works of Coptic, Nestorian Christians, or of Persians they stagnated mostly their achivements were not their own but the conquered are misrepresented as Arabs or Muslims. Imagine what might have been achieved without Islam.

      Without strong faith in reason Islam stagnated socially and technically.

      Read about it in Rodney Starks history books. Healthy history for whites because they actually teach western civilisation. “The closing of the Muslim mind” covers Sunni islams fateful abandonment of reason. All on kindle.

  • Dave West

    People like Watson must be silenced before too many people realize that “white privilege” isn’t the cause of black failures. When libs hear something they don’t like they plug their ears and scream “racism” at the top of their lungs.

    • SentryattheGate

      That is the basis of anti-racist education, now being taught K-12 on gov’t. schools and colleges; that whites and their privilege keep minorities down.

      • Dave West

        The problem with many white students is few of them question this garbage and do any further research, their too absorbed in pop-culture. I was a high school student in the 90’s, it was bad then, I can’t imagine it now. Even back then a student walks away from a history class thinking that America was the only country in the history of the world to practice slavery. The Indians were peaceful, prosperous, and advanced until the whites stole all their wealth. The kkk killed thousands of blacks with impunity on a weekly basis. Abraham Lincoln was the beacon of racial tolerance. If the South won then slavery would still be practiced. America was always destined to be “everyone’s country.” America is successful due to slavery, Chinese railroad workers, and racial diversity. The Japanese 442nd and the Tuskegee airmen won WWII.

        • Beowald

          The Left owns the entire propaganda machine, from pre-K through college. It’s awful. It started in the universities, which train all our public school teachers, reporters, and judges.

        • David Ashton

          Yes indeed. The textbooks are largely “fixed” in Britain too. However, adolescents resent being deceived, and our job is to win over the bright ones with incontrovertible evidence, argument and moral justification.

        • JackKrak

          “….and the Tuskegee airmen won WWII.”

          Well, of COURSE they did – didn’t you see the movie?!?!??!?

        • SentryattheGate

          I hear you! I kept studying history out of a passion to understand our past, and got angry at gov’t. schools when I learned how much they had shortchanged me with their one-sidedness and bias!

  • Yves Vannes

    What I find disgusting about all of this is the attitude not of the lowlifes that run the PC gulag but of the industrialists who have made billions off of the foundations that Watson helped to lay. They can’t come to his defense? Slide a few grants his way? Even on the QT? Are they that spineless?

    • Sick of it

      It is in their interest to destroy all potential competition. Liberal totalitarianism has been an excellent means to that end.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Interesting how those opposed to what James Watson said do not have any scientific evidence to back up their claims. In fact, the study of the human genome and the Neanderthal genome has shown that non-african humans have 1-4% of Neanderthal genes, and the range of different genes is close to 20% (thus the 1-4% comes from about 20% of the Neanderthal genome spread out differently among people).

    If there is no genetic difference between races, then how can forensic anthropologists and medical examiners tell a person’s race from DNA, bones, hair samples? There must be an identifiable difference.

    • David Ashton

      Vincent Sarich has managed to get this point published. The real problem for the simple-minded “left” is this: is it likely that all human populations are identical in average brain function?

  • Max

    If it can happen to Watson it can happen to you.

    • newscomments70

      Be that as it may, the winds of change are blowing. Most average whites and others find the PC liberal elite to be obnoxious and disgusting. Radical liberals and some minorities are recoginzied as ignorant, racist bullies. We used to be able to avoid them and work around them. Now we must confront them.

      • Max

        Most average whites have no say in how the system is run and it is not run for their benefit. Most are busy WORKING at some reasonably useful livelihood and trying to raise a kid or two all while supporting another family or two -inimical to the welfare of their benefactors- who can’t be bothered with working OR raising their own kids.

        Yes, most ordinary folk find these false do-gooders obnoxious and disingenuous but they are dedicated to their cause and often paid out of the public funds. The rest of us can’t go around stomping out every fire started by each special-interest cult. They own the media, they own public education, they own the majority of churches, they own much of the organs of government. I do think many regular people are frustrated but are mostly powerless -or at least believe they are impotent against the decades and trillions diverted to building the failed system we suffer now.
        A real confrontation would be welcome relief but they don’t work that way. They are subversive and control the field of battle. Those who tell the truth are always at a disadvantage to the liar.

        • newscomments70

          I agree with you but there is hope. The dragons head can be cut off. It won’t be easy, but it is possible.

          • Max

            Yes, one thing whites have historically done is make their own hope but right now, production is very limited.

    • JohnEngelman

      Imagine what would happen to a high school mathematics teacher who wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper saying that many blacks have difficulty understanding concepts as simple as fractions and negative numbers, and that he has never had a black student who could pass analytic geometry.

      • Max

        It takes almost no imagination. Everybody knows the end from the beginning. I have had a (let’s just say “science”) professor confide to me that he/she goes to extraordinary lengths -partially for fear of accusations- to ensure that “African-Americans” pass the course but is continually frustrated by the poor performance.

        • Manxman3

          I’ve heard teaching blacks is more about controlling behaviour rather than educating them

  • David Ashton

    The “Times Literary Supplement” recently published a review which described as “notorious” the opinion of the difference between European and African intellect expressed by the 18th century philosopher David Hume. I wrote in to say that this opinion was shared by other notable minds – Maimonides, Ibn Khaldun, Voltaire, Kant, Galton, etc etc – ending the list with James Watson. Not published, of course,

    • Bantu_Education

      “Notorious” for being the unfashionable truth..!

      • David Ashton

        Can the liberal change his spots?

        • JohnEngelman

          People with strong opinions are reluctant to acknowledge facts that discredit their opinions. It does not matter what those opinions are.

    • MBlanc46

      It’s only in the past fifty or sixty years that this not has been the general opinion of humankind.

      • JohnEngelman

        It started after the Second World War. The Nazi movement and the Holocaust make most people reluctant to acknowledge that racial differences mattered, or that they existed at all.

        I keep hoping that as Nazism recedes as a living memory people will again be willing to look at scientific reality.

        • RationaliseThis

          The use of moral aggression and purging in the sciences began well before then under the anthropologist Franz Boas. That sort of behaviour was entirely unexpected. He gave us scientifically retarded, perhaps even Fraudlent, but articulate scholars such as Margaret Mead. Her “Coming of age in Samoa” was totally idiotic and eventually completely debunked but it served as “proof” for sexual liberals that teenage premarital sex was a good and healthy thing. Ideas have consequences and we are now a sex obsessed society. Trotsky too was in favour of exploiting race issues.

          • JohnEngelman

            Franz Boas influenced Gunnar Myrdal, whose “An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy” was published in 1944. Gunnar Myrdal cited Franz Boas, and was in turn cited in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision of 1954.

            On the flimsiest of evidence Franz Boas claimed that there are no racial differences in average intelligence.

            Gunnar Myrdal acknowledged black social pathology and less intellectual performance. He attributed this to racial discrimination. He argued that when racial discrimination came to an end blacks would begin to perform and behave as well as whites.

            In 1944 a very large number of Americans wanted to agree with Gunnar Myrdal. The Nazi movement and especially the Holocaust discredited the idea that racial differences matter, or that they exist at all. Blacks had contributed loyally to the War effort.

            In the decades since racial discrimination was outlawed in the United States impressive evidence has accumulated that racial differences are innate. Unfortunately, it has become dangerous to present this evidence, and to draw logical conclusions from it.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Good. On. You. Thank you!

    • JohnEngelman

      When I write letters to editor of the New York Times on the same subject, they do not get published either. At least I have not been completely blocked from their website – not yet.

      Nation magazine has blocked me, but they keep trying to get me to subscribe to their magazine.

  • Guest

    I heard a joke once –

    If NASA scientists get paid 50% as much as professional athletes do, we would have hot dog vendors on the moon by now.

    • Spikeygrrl

      You betcha! “Great food, no atmosphere.”

  • “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours–whereas all the testing says not really”.
    How much money, time and lives have been wasted by Western nation refusing to even entertain the idea that all people may not be equal?

    • Max

      Just start by thinking of every wasted program to “close the achievement gap”, affirmative action programs, Head Start, “EEOC compliance officers”, “Scattered Site Housing”, busing, “magnet” and “charter” schools &c. I have occasionally considered attempting to calculate this figure but it seems a significant task for which my compensation would be nothing. At the end I would be likely more depressed at the results than I am already just guessing at the amount. It has to be hundreds of billions to trillions of bux.

      • Bill Moore

        Hello Max,

        Add to that the cost of defending ourselves from the Africans.

        Fifty years ago, we didn’t lock our cars or our house doors. Now, we have roll-up fences over the doors of stores, we have alarms and locks and private surveillance cameras on our houses. We drive around African areas instead of going through them. We buy pistols and shotguns to defend ourselves in case of a confrontation with the dirty rotten Africans. We have high taxes to pay for the “security” at our schools and public buildings.

        The costs of defending ourselves from the Africans just goes on and on.

        Thank you for letting me rant,
        Bill Moore

        • Max

          -agreed but these are ADDED costs just because of the criminal/emotional issues of the group. That is beside the costs to support the pretense that we are all intellectually equivalent. It is some ghastly figure in total, to be sure. You know damned well that the crime rate in the US would be similar to all of those “model” socialist European countries without the presence of certain “communities”.

        • People, especially parents, often bemoan the fact that it’s not safe for children to play outside in their own neighborhoods without strict supervision, unlike how we grew up with the streetlights coming on as our signal to go home for dinner. But no one ever wants to explore the reasons why it’s no longer safe. No one wants to admit that it’s because black and brown predators roam our streets and make them unsafe for whites. Naturally, I point this out whenever it comes up.

    • MannyR

      We’d be on our way colonizing Mars if we’d put the money, time, effort and brain power into our space program that we’ve wasted on diversity and helping Africa

  • Adolf Verloc

    This is beyond disgraceful. It would be nice if a rich race realist would buy the medal and give it back to Watson.

    • JohnEngelman

      And give him a job.

    • Max

      Henry Ford is dead.

      • LACountyRedneck

        Alisher Usmanov is still alive.

    • LACountyRedneck

      Cudos to you, AV. A Russian billionaire bought it at auction for $4.1M and is going to give it back to him.

  • B.A_2014

    Mr Watson said he is auctioning the Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962 for discovering the structure of DNA, because “no-one really wants to admit I exist”.

    That is the saddest thing I’ve read in a long time.

  • celeryetverus

    To hell with your history-changing scientific discoveries! Fie on the research you’re famous for the world over, which scientists have built and capitalized on since it became public knowledge! There are arbitrary rules in place which dictate what you can and cannot say, facts be damned. You and your scientific evidence have crossed the line, Watson; if we don’t stop your research, feelings will be hurt — worse, some people may have to face reality. You know we can’t allow that to happen.

  • MBlanc46

    This is how the Neo-Stalinists respect scientific method.

  • Dave West

    A NYT article claimed “Watson doesn’t have a scientific leg to stand on.” They then proved this claim with a link to all the evidence, and peer reviewed scientific papers that refuted watson; no just kidding!

  • I would never have done that. I did a lot of excellent chemical engineering work in the 1990’s, and nobody can take that away from me. I got a house and some money to invest, and not a Nobel Prize. We ran into my old 7th grade English teacher, Jan Hall, last Tuesday at the movie theater, and her husband, who has a Nobel Prize in physics. Boulder is weird, but some of the old-timers there are pretty bright.

    • WR_the_realist

      I suspect that you, like me, took 7th grade English back in the halcyon days when English teachers actually insisted upon proper grammar and spelling and knew that “they”, “them”, and “their” are not singular pronouns.

      • David Ashton

        OMG, you must of like got summik right like, nome sane.

        • Mrs. Hall had us – horror of horrors – diagram sentences. She was a very good English teacher.

  • Makes you think when you realize that the group most vociferous against McCarthyism and its ‘witch hunts’ is now the most vociferous in supporting them.

    • Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

      • Yes, and a boss that won’t even let us resign and quietly go off and live by ourselves, because that would be–‘Supremacy!’

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Too much emphasis on IQ. It’s old news. The fanaticism of middle easterners is also genetic; making them also incompatible with western civilization. They descend from Khazaria. Just as bad as the genetic dead end that is Africa.
    .

    • DaveMed

      It is old news, but it’s much harder to make the case for hereditary fanaticism and barbarism.

      I’m sure that there are genetic factors, but they are not as obvious as the fact that intelligent parent + intelligent parent = intelligent children.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Fanatical, clannish, barbaric parent + fanatical, clannish, barbaric parent = fanatic, clannish, barbaric children.

        It’s a simple matter of the next James Watson isolating those genome–and never being allowed to speak of it.

      • David Ashton

        There is regression to the mean, but the important thing today is to multiply intelligent offspring and reduce stupid offspring. The second important thing is to encourage the less intelligent to respect the constructive elites rather than to envy or destroy them.

      • Max

        There is no reason *not* to think that violent parent + violent parent = violent child. Surely you cannot be unfamiliar with the MAO promoter polymorphisms, for example. Likely the only difficulty with making the case is that we don’t find things in places we don’t look. The legal and religious consequences would be “disturbing”. I think that the “culture of violence” that the left likes to phrase is in fact “the genetics of violence” and it is abundantly obvious.

        • I think the Left is terrified of average white people finally making the obvious connection that genes and culture are impossible to separate, because genes create culture and DNA is destiny.

          If much of our behavior and aptitude is predetermined, then how can the Marxist parasites justify their great egalitarian scam and continue to fleece whites to pay for it all? They can’t, which is why the show must go on–at all costs.

          • Max

            Fortunately we are “plastic” but not liquid. Genes “know” their own kin. Hundreds of millions of years of evolution generally trumps decades of propaganda. Even some insects recognize their own cousins and instinctively prefer them. In the short term though, the propaganda assault has been substantially effective. With any luck the pendulum will not remain stuck to the left of reason.

        • DaveMed

          I completely agree with you. I’m just saying that it’s not as apparent to the racially naive as the heredity of intelligence is.

    • HE2

      O/T, but Andrew, thank you for commenting on the Beacon article re: Spencer and the Whitefish agitators’ “anti-racist” debacle.
      By the time I read it, comments were closed because of the spate of ad hominen nonsense.

      I follow the area news because much of my family exited California to live there.

    • David Ashton

      I think recent DNA & other data indicate that the Ashkenazim have only a percentage of their ancestry from Turko-Mongolid Khazars. Richard Lynn has shown that they have a relatively high average IQ but the question with brains is what you do with them.

  • WR_the_realist

    I don’t really understand the world of high end collectibles. Even if I were a billionaire, why would I want to buy James Watson’s Nobel Prize? After all, he earned it, I didn’t. Instead if I were a billionaire I might be inclined to give James Watson $2 million with no strings attached, just as compensation for being a brilliant man who was attacked and fired for being honest. Plus, an additional $250,000 if he agrees to speak at the next American Renaissance conference.

  • Bill Moore

    Hello,

    Thank you for your good work regarding the double helix structure of DNA, James Watson. The world has been made a better place because of your good work.

    People like you, who speak the truth about Africans, are beat up by the media to try to keep the knowledge about the Africans secret. But everyone who has ever been in close contact with Africans knows what you said about them to be true. Albert Schweitzer and Abraham Lincoln had the same opinion of the Africans that you speak of.

    You should be proud of yourself. Both for your work with DNA and to speak up about the Africans. We can never address the African problem without first confronting the truth about them.

    Thank you,
    Bill Moore

    ,

    • David Ashton

      Also, it won’t help Africans in the long run to pretend they are clever and lack success only because of European oppression. This was a humanitarian point that Watson was trying to make.

  • superlloyd

    This is the price of truth in these times where the most important value is not hurting the feelings of the darkies even though you speak the copper bottomed, objective, scientific truth.

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    I already liked him and enjoyed reading The Double Helix some years ago. But now I like him even better.

  • Like the others, he backed down, grovelled and apologized. A lot of good it did him.

  • Pat Thompson

    The same people who would cringe at the treatment of Alan Turing the inventor of the computer would applaud the treatment of this brilliant scientist.

    And they wouldn’t realize the irony of it.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    What’s unfortunate about this is the fact that no-one challenged Dr. Watson. No-one asked what he based this opinion on. I can only conclude that these people censoring the doctor did not want to hear what he had to say, perhaps because he could offer proof.

    • JohnEngelman

      Those who cannot accept the truth try to suppress it.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    The Cultural Marxists have completed their “long march through the Institutions…”

    Much like when Avilov was replaced by Lysenko as Chief Geneticist at the USSR’s Academy of Sciences, an event that was followed by 70 years of “bad weather…”

  • withcaution

    Liberalism is the new religion and this man is guilty of heresy. The old religion, Catholicism, locked up Galileo for pointing out the fact that the earth was not the center of the solar system, in spite of the irrefutable evidence that any observer with a primitive telescope could confirm. The public still puts the same type of arrogant idiots in charge of the fabric of society. “Style over substance “.

  • Bossman

    I like the fact that this man is able to see the obvious. I also like the fact that he believes in something that is not so obvious such as there being a connection between sunshine and libido; something I wish was true.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Yeah, I have heard the link he notes between overweight and libido as well as endocrine explanations of it from other sources and that doesn’t fit with my experience or observations, either.

  • Ellis Kurtz

    Mr Watson said his income had plummeted following his controversial remarks in 2007, which forced him to retire from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, New York. He still holds the position of chancellor emeritus there. “Because I was an ‘unperson’ I was fired from the boards of companies, so I have no income, apart from my academic income,” he said.

    So all the grovelling and apologizing and walking back he did in the wake of the controversy got him nowhere. There is an obvious message here. You might as well double down and try to get them to refute your position.

    • JohnEngelman

      I cannot, I will not recant. Here I stand.

      – Martin Luther

  • Alex Miller

    “Egalitarian Fiction and Collective Fraud”

  • Paleoconn

    In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
    -George Orwell