Science Museum Cancels Watson Visit
From the BBC News:
The Science Museum has cancelled a talk by American DNA pioneer Dr James Watson after he claimed black people were less intelligent than white people…saying his views went “beyond the point of acceptable debate”.
Skills Minister David Lammy said Dr Watson’s views “were deeply offensive”. He added: “They will succeed only in providing oxygen for the BNP.
“It is a shame that a man with a record of scientific distinction should see his work overshadowed by his own irrational prejudices.”
…A spokesman for the Science Museum said: “We know that eminent scientists can sometimes say things that cause controversy and the Science Museum does not shy away from debating controversial topics. However, we feel Dr Watson has gone beyond the point of acceptable debate and we are, as a result, cancelling his talk.”
Well, it is gratifying to see some part of the scientific establishment finally puke on Watson’s shoes a little.