He Better Be Glad He's Not in America

Nobel prize-winning biologist Jim Watson better be glad he's in Britain and not America after what he said. In this article from CNN News, Watson, 78, who won the Nobel Prize in 1962 for discovering the double helix in DNA, is quoted as saying that he was "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."

Watson is an American living in London. That's a very good thing for him because if he were in America he would be in heavy doo doo. But Watson is no stranger to controversy and is known for saying stupid things.

In 1997, Britain's Sunday Telegraph quoted Watson as saying that if a gene for homosexuality were isolated, women who find that their unborn child has the gene should be allowed to have an abortion.

During a lecture tour in 2000, he suggested there might be links between a person's weight and their level of ambition and between skin color and sexual prowess.

"That's why you have Latin lovers," he said, according to The Associated Press, which cited people who attended the lecture. "You've never heard of an English lover. Only an English patient." And in a British TV documentary that aired in 2003, Watson suggested stupidity was a genetic disease that should be treated.

Uh, yeah...start with yourself, dude. What Watson doesn't seem to understand is that stupid is superficial but ignorant goes clean to the bone. And that you can be intelligent and still be highly ignorant.