Nobel-winning biologist apologizes for remarks about blacks
Jim Watson was lying. He actually made the racist comments. I believe he is risking his reputation for silly statements. We won't wait for long before he makes another. He is reputed to have made sexist comments about women too, according to his close-associates. I hope Jim isn't losing it upstairs.
Nobel laureate biologist Jim Watson apologized "unreservedly" Thursday for stating that black people were not as intelligent as whites, saying he was "mortified" by the comments attributed to him.
Jim Watson won the 1962 Nobel Prize for his part in discovering the structure of DNA.
"I cannot understand how I could have said what I am quoted as having said," Watson said during an appearance at the Royal Society in London.
"I can certainly understand why people, reading those words, have reacted in the ways that they have."
"To all those who have drawn the inference from my words that Africa, as a continent, is somehow genetically inferior, I can only apologize unreservedly. That is not what I meant. More importantly from my point of view, there is no scientific basis for such a belief," he said.
Watson, 79, an American who won the 196