Watson's disgrace

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Watson is

racist
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13%
senile
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7%
scientifically justified
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27%
misrepresented by media
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40%
cheezeburger
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13%
 
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Post by mith » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:56 am

Let me put it this way Jones, if you put a baby from Africa into a family of Westerners, would the baby become "modern" and "civilized"? Or do you believe there is something inherently genetic that prevents them from being so.

More specifically, do you believe Angelina Jolie's kids will be unable to cope with computers?
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Post by MichaelXY » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:08 am

Would it be wrong for me to ref this link?

http://almaz.com/nobel/peace/2004a.html

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Post by AstusAleator » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:52 am

I think there's a good chance that Angelinas kids will be neurotic as hell, but that probably won't have much to do with their race :).
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Post by BioLad » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:46 am

AstusAleator wrote:We all have freedom of speech. But don't you think it would be damaging if the president of the U.S. said something prejudicial about Jews? There are already LOTS of anti-semites, and if they felt the president supported their views who knows what they'd do? The thing is the power and notoriety of a person adds a lot of impact to their words.


I totally agree. Freedom of speech does also bring with it responsibility of speech. All I'm saying is that if he wants to say Un-PC things and has good scientific proof/evidence to support his claim this it would be one thing. However, I just don't think he had any proof which just makes this another case of "open mouth, insert foot".

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Post by alextemplet » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:12 am

Aren't Asians supposed to be the most intelligent race?
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Post by mith » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:01 am

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Post by AstusAleator » Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:03 am

alextemplet wrote:Aren't Asians supposed to be the most intelligent race?


You racist! I'm totally shunning you now. You're dead to me.
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Post by alextemplet » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:02 pm

Oh come on! A little racist humor can be fun! So long as it's kept humorous and not serious.
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Post by Jones » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:11 pm

I never said that people in africa are born stupid, that would be rediculous. It's very possible that a child born to a black couple in a tribe in africa and for some reason had to be adopted by a couple in san diego could very easily grow up to be modern and civilized. People don't have instincts like animals do, the way a person is raised has everything to do with how they end up.
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Post by Jones » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:12 pm

Alex made a funny. lol.
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Post by alextemplet » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:25 pm

Jones wrote:Alex made a funny. lol.


I'm not all serious and solemn, you know. :wink:
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Post by mith » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:27 pm

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/b ... s_gladwell

I think everyone should read this article before any further comments(on the topic).
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