Thursday, October 18, 2007

James Watson - Humanist Laureate

James Watson, not only Nobel Peace Prize Winner for co-discovering DNA, but Secular Humanist and Atheist, a Humanist Laureate at the Counsel for Secular Humanism, speaks volumes himself as to where ungrounded freethinking, scientific, human rationalism and prejudice can lead,... and this is just the beginning...Just imagine where it could end.

The following quotes are taken from here.:

"He told the paper he hoped that everyone was equal, but added: 'people who have to deal with black employees find this not true.'"

"Africans are less intelligent than Westerners,"

"...women should have the right to abort their unborn children if tests could determine they would grow into homosexuals."

Another quote: "People say it would be terrible if we made all girls pretty. I think it would be great."

Title of one of his books: "Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science."

It's interesting to find who has come to his support in the past:

"Professor Dawkins has previously sprung to Dr Watson's defence after he suggested in a 1997 newspaper interview that a woman should have the right to abort a foetus if it was found to be carrying a "gay" gene. The Oxford academic said Dr Watson was merely speaking in favour of choice for women."

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