"If you could find the gene which determines sexuality and a woman decides she doesn't want a homosexual child, well, let her."
Dr. Watson, along with his research partner Francis Crick, won the the Nobel Prize for discovering DNA's "double helix" design. He's been in the news lately because he's now claiming that black people are genetically predisposed to stupidity. From the Sunday Times of London:
Yeah... James Watson is a jerk... So I've starting collecting Watson quotes for a soon to be released 2008 desk calender. Here are some highlights:
[Watson] is "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not really." He claims to hope that everyone is equal, but he counters that "people who have to deal with black employees find this not true." He says that you should not discriminate on the basis of colour, because "there are many people of colour who are very talented, but don’t promote them when they haven’t succeeded at the lower level."
- "People say it would be terrible if we made all girls pretty. I think it would be great"
- Claiming that skin color and sex drive are linked: "That's why you have Latin lovers... You've never heard of an English lover. Only an English patient."
- "Whenever you interview fat people, you feel bad, because you know you're not going to hire them."