That’s James D. Watson – Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist, co-discoverer of the DNA double helix – on the cover of tomorrow’s Independent newspaper in London.
You guys ready for another media carnival ride through the world’s most dangerous topic: race and intelligence?
Matt Drudge links to the Independent’s news story tonight.
According to the article, Watson told the Sunday Times of London that “Western policies towards African countries were wrongly based on an assumption that black people were as clever as their white counterparts.”
That October 14 Sunday Times article is online here.
The fact that Watson’s out there plugging a new book leads me to believe this thing might grow into a “Bell Curve”-sized controversy.