Saturday, 21 March 2009

James Watson (1928-)

An interesting attempt at justifying White racism but not a very clever one

'Not too long ago scientist James Watson made a (Sic) waves by announcing that he had conducted a scientific study which concluded that Black people are not as intelligent as other people.' This means Blacks are claimed to be intellectually inferior because they are Black, not for any other reason.

'So by stating that African’s are not as intelligent as other ethnic groups, which considering his past problems with social interactions, he more then likely also stated this information in a cold scientific way which came across as hateful bigotry.' Well, of course - because it was 'bigotry'. If one of Hitler's scientists had said Jews are less intelligent than Aryans, then his scientific status would be irrelevant, merely the fact that as a Nazi, his view was very unlikely to be scientific. That Doctor Watson is a scientist is unimportant, it is the kind of scientist he is that matters – objective or subjective. You crazily admit he is the latter while claiming that his subjective statements are worthy of consideration as if he were the former.

You concede Dr Watson is prejudiced, yet consider his statements scientifically detached - as if they have no actual consequences in a real world that the scientific community has a habit of denying really exists. Scientists do this to avoid personal responsibility for the foreseen political consequences of their statements.

'I simply want to express my opinion that his current statement is not only important enough to be worth mentioning, but also completely pointless to be angry about.' Of course, a White would say that, wouldn't he; given that a) he benefits from racism; and, b) because racist laws are not passed against him – nor ever have been. Whites never get angry with issues that benefit them and such opinions are designed to get people killed – let us hope it is you next.

'However most people are far more prone to illogical and irrational reactions then to open debate of scientific study.' This author being a perfect example of such irrationality since he posits no evidence in defense of his position, only his racist desire to occupy that position.

'He apologized for offending anyone unintentionally, though I still feel he has nothing to apologize for, so for a moment I’m going to hypothetically assume that what he stated is in fact 100 percent true.' This unjustified statement proves that both you and Dr Watson are unevolved racists who deserve nothing better than the mortal fate you will ultimately reap.

'One of his points was that it is simply illogical to assume that various ethnic groups’ intelligence would evolve in exactly the same way despite being geologically separated for long periods of history.' This assumes that evolution is a scientific fact – a conclusion open to doubt. If true, there is no evidence that humans evolve differently from one another despite geological separation (Sic). (Dr James Dewey Watson is a biologist not a geologist, who shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for advances in the study of genetics – yet another factual incorrectness from this fatuous writer). If there were, there would be more than one species of human being, which there is not. Because there is only Homo sapiens (the only extant species of the primate family Hominidae), there can only be a single evolutionary pathway. This is merely a feeble attempt to justify hundreds of years of White racism by implying that it is, in fact, natural when it is only natural to a racist. This is the same as a pedophile claiming under age sex is normal – well, he would; wouldn't he?

'Our body structures differ greatly, so why wouldn’t our brains also differ when compared to one another?' Again, there is not the slightest evidence for this wholly unscientific latter conjecture, despite your claim to be concerned with scientific correctness. Not a single human skull throughout all of the history of medical science has revealed a single brain evolved differently from any other brain. This conjecture is not, therefore, worthwhile even as conjecture. It is simply White racist wishful thinking to assume their brains are superior to others for want of any evidence that they are. Certainly, the author of this Blog is not one of the more intelligent Whites.

'…[M]ost people already know that the idea of everyone having an equal chance at excelling is a fairy tale.' Where is the evidence that most people think this? 'Most of our future capability is decided at conception by the genetic code given to us by our parents…' There is no evidence that this is because there is more than one species of human being. There is only evidence that some human beings are born less intelligent than others are, as some are born less good-looking. (Have you looked in the mirror, lately?) There is also no evidence that the non existence of equality between members of the human race has anything whatsoever to do with phenotype despite your desire to believe it is so. Only a mountain of documentation that White culture has evolved a deep-seated resentment of Blacks and has determined that they should be discriminated against for no scientifically valid reason.

'Another important thing that Watson stated was that while he found this to be the norm, there were still lots of African people that greatly excel in intelligence. He was trying to talk about genetic predisposition, not make a sweeping statement that all Africans are the dumbest people on earth.' Claiming that some phenotypes possess a 'genetic predisposition' to inferiority is making a 'sweeping statement' about others, especially as those who make such 'sweeping statements' never make them about the phenotype to which they, themselves, belong. One could just as easily claim that saying Whites are genetically predisposed to be racist was not a 'sweeping statement' and that not all Whites are like that. Some Whites may simply be better at fighting their self hatred through self discipline than others. But no Black – as you admit - could be more intelligent simply by effort or willpower, so this is clearly a 'sweeping statement' meant to traduce all 'Africans' as thicker than Whites. You simply change the meaning of the phrase 'sweeping statement' to suit your racist purposes. (By the way, since all human life originated in Africa, every human being is of African origin, although you try to imply that Africans are a different species here by calling Blacks 'Africans'.)

'My biggest complaint about being be (Sic) made about this isn’t even that they just simply shouldn’t be made at a scientist for simply being a scientist and stating something that could be fact.' They are not made because he is a scientist; they are made because he is scientifically wrong – unless, of course, you believe scientists are allowed to make fools of themselves by publicly pronouncing self evident falsehoods? Anything 'could be fact', as saying two and two equals five could be - yet the fact remains that it is not a fact, no matter how much you attempt to enshrine someone's freedom to believe it is.

'My complaint is that is (Sic) statement, be it true or false, does not alter or change a single IQ of anyone on earth. Finding out that a certain ethnic group might now be as gifted in the brain as another doesn’t make any member of that group less intelligent then they were prior just as it doesn’t make any other ethnic group more intelligent then they were previously.' This is the single greatest White delusion of all the bigoted delusions of this entire post. The issue is not whether statements made by racists do in any way modify people's IQs, but whether cultures are so structured as to disfavor those against whom such statements are made. Only a complete ivory tower moron would not be able to make the connection between statements and their impact in political reality. Even if it were true that Whites were inferior to Blacks (strongly suggested by their propensity for hating others on the basis of physical appearance), that would not, in itself, be a justification for persecuting Whites. (It would be more of an excuse for feeling sorry for them.) You deliberately avoid the political implications of racism as if it had no effect in the real world outside of your obviously limited life experience. You deny not only the existence of objective reality but also any possibility of reaching conclusions about life on the basis that anything could be true. Reality itself proves you wrong - in this regard - and that you must have gone to a very poor school and are, in fact, one of the intellectually inferior people you claim exist.

'It’s so petty to be angry at something that you have no control over…' Blacks are not angry because they are less intelligent than Whites, something you claim is not being said when it clearly is. They are angry (as you would be in their place) because you claim that they are not in an inferior position because Whites are racist but because it is somehow natural for them to be in such a position. Anger is always the result of unjustified statements such as: A woman's place is in the home, when the woman concerned desires a career. After all, what is the point of educating Blacks (or, indeed, women) as well as Whites if Blacks cannot benefit from such an education because of their alleged intellectual inferiority? This simply justifies educating Blacks less well than Whites and causes the discrimination - politically - that you claim exists naturally. Blacks do have control over racists like you by the simple expedient of armed self-protection groups, as in the former apartheid South Africa. 'We set up rules in society under the assumption that everyone basically understands and thinks on the same exact level…' There is no evidence that any 'society' in history has ever been based upon such a concept, except on paper, so which 'society' are you talking about here? Not one that you would like to live in, obviously.

'Hopefully one day we can get over ourselves and begin to accept and work with our various differences instead of bicker over them.' Of course, that would be nice. However, since the 'various differences' are preordained – according to you - what on Earth would be the point?

You present no scientific proof that there is more than one human species and rely instead on claiming that those who do not agree with you are hysterical despite your own claims hysterically lacking any foundation in reality. Like Dr Watson, you lack something in your personal life that you believe will be compensated for by hating most of the world's population. Racists like yourself always make statements that favor the statement maker; they never make objective statements, despite your vapid pretence to scientific rigor.

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