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Nobel winning scientist stripped of honors for being a racist and homophobe.


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#1 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:16 PM

Awesome way to kill your legacy. Stealing the DNA model was not enough.

https://amp.cnn.com/...intl/index.html
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#2 Mexas Joe

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:23 PM

Yeah, nothing to that whole race/IQ thing.

 

*squints at Asians*


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#3 JKor

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:36 PM

He took liberty with the science. The org is nitpicking IMO. The science shows genes are absolutely a factor but it doesn't 'cause' the difference, as Watson said.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:38 PM

He took liberty with the science. The org is nitpicking IMO. The science shows genes are absolutely a factor but it doesn't 'cause' the difference, as Watson said.


The science also shows that race is a social construct, not a significant differentiator.
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#5 Vagus

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:02 PM

I remember hearing his opinions on race and wondered how long until society expunged him.

What a waste.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:11 PM

How long will the DNA shutdown last?  We may be doomed


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#7 JKor

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:13 PM

The science also shows that race is a social construct, not a significant differentiator.


There's reasonably clear genetic delineation based on where your ancestors evolved prior to major population movement. It doesn't always align with what we call 'race' but there is very significant overlap.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:04 PM

That old, he should probably be given something of a pass.
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#9 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:07 PM

That old, he should probably be given something of a pass.


He had made the same assertion when he was young, backed off it and apologised after being called on it, and decided to come back to it now. If it was an isolated remark, I bet he would get a pass.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:44 PM

He had made the same assertion when he was young, backed off it and apologised after being called on it, and decided to come back to it now. If it was an isolated remark, I bet he would get a pass.


Agreed. I looked at some of the actual quotes. Pretty obnoxious...
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#11 Slartiblartfast

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:34 PM

So wait... We all agree he’s a scumbag, but was he was stripped of his Nobel honors? Your topic title is foggy?

Edited by Slartiblartfast, 13 January 2019 - 11:35 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:21 AM

So wait... We all agree he’s a scumbag, but was he was stripped of his Nobel honors? Your topic title is foggy?

No, just his honorary titles regarding his former position at cold spring harbor. 


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