Nobel Prize Winner James Watson Stripped of Awards over I.Q. and Race Remark

 

 

For years there have been so-called stereo-types about students innate abilities. Asian students score so much better at college testing, that even Harvard may have attempted reverse discrimination. Are these students brighter? Or is it cultural. Then we read that Jews may be genetically I.Q superior? The inference that certain groups of people have a better chance at being successful at life. As science continues its advancement, it is clear this discussion is a no-no in the P.C. culture in which we live.

Yet in all of this, up to now, this discussion took a pass at outrage until it came to 90-year-old James Watson making his statements. Sad, considering his accomplishment was one of the greatest of the last century.

 

James Watson

Distinguished scientist and Nobel Prize winner James Watson was stripped of several honorary titles after suggesting our genetic makeup cause differences in IQ tests.

 

CNN reported:

A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary.

James Watson, who discovered the double-helix structure of DNA alongside Francis Crick in the 1950s based on the work of British chemist Rosalind Franklin, said in a PBS film that genes cause a difference in intelligence between white and black people in IQ tests.

The 90-year-old’s comments were labeled “reprehensible” by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) on New York’s Long Island, where Watson had been the director from 1968 to 1993.

The laboratory said it “unequivocally rejects the unsubstantiated and reckless personal opinions Dr. James D. Watson expressed,” noting the statements were “reprehensible [and] unsupported by science.”

 

Then we have this: A Jewish Gene for Intelligence?

– Scientific American

 

Although the Holocaust was propelled by charges that Jews were genetically inferior to Aryans, a new study in the Journal of Biosocial Science published online in June supports the opposite notion: Ashkenazi Jews may be genetically predisposed to higher intelligence.

In the past, powerful figures, including Adolf Hitler, manipulated pseudoscientific ideas to fuel prejudice. But legitimate biological techniques now allow researchers to identify the functions of specific genes. 

Most scientists insist that cultural factors play critical roles in the development of a person’s intelligence. But Cochran is convinced that across generations, a person’s environment is insignificant compared with strong biological factors. “As genetics marches on, there are a lot of things people think are cultural, and they’re turning out not to be,” he says.

The sordid history of mixing genetics, ethnicity and intellect guarantees a spotlight on this work. But only time and rigorous research will tell if genes are the most important factor in conferring smarts.

Then how about Asians?

‘The wolf of racial bias’: the admissions lawsuit rocking Harvard …

The Guardian:

Oct 18, 2018 – A trial that could eventually decide the fate of affirmative action programs in the … Supporters of the lawsuit say Harvard illegally discriminates against Asian students.Supporters of the lawsuit say Harvard illegally discriminates against Asian Americans, putting a cap on the number of Asians admitted to the university and making it harder for Asian applicants to get in.

In conclusion, Dr. Watson touched the third rail. Even though studies out there indicate there may possibly be a connection between genes and I.Q we are to be silent. Not that one group is superior making others inferior, but in understanding what makes us tick

 

 

 

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The Border Wall Debate – As in Alice in Wonderland

 

 

The Mad Hatter

 

 

“I don’t care if you’re tired of it,” – Ana Navarro files nails during border wall debate’

 

Response:   “I don’t think…” then you shouldn’t talk, said the Hatter.” 
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A dream is not reality, but who’s to say which is which?” 
― Alice Through the Looking Glass

 

 

Jim Acosta proves again that intelligence is hard to come by sometimes. He actually makes the point that walls work.

“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.”

Alice and The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

 

 

After being exposed for airing a doctored video of President Donald Trump – made to look as if he was sticking his tongue out at the American people in an address to the nation – a local Seattle, Washington television station has fired the editor it says is responsible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Psychological Association decrees Manhood a Mental Disorder

 

They went and finally did it. The APA now supports the gelding of the male specie. They were working up to it. The data used to support the violent male is suspect. Either way, castrating American males will ensure the end to Western civilization.

 

The American Psychological Association has declared that manhood is a mental disorder.

 

Pajama boy

 

For the first time ever, APA is releasing guidelines to help psychologists work with men and boys.

At first blush, this may seem unnecessary. For decades, psychology focused on men (particularly white men), to the exclusion of all others. And men still dominate professionally and politically: As of 2018, 95.2 percent of chief operating officers at Fortune 500 companies were men. According to a 2017 analysis by Fortune, in 16 of the top companies, 80 percent of all high-ranking executives were male. Meanwhile, the 115th Congress, which began in 2017, was 81 percent male.

APA’s new Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men strive to recognize and address these problems in boys and men while remaining sensitive to the field’s androcentric past. Thirteen years in the making, they draw on more than 40 years of research showing that traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful and that socializing boys to suppress their emotions causes damage that echoes both inwardly and outwardly.

Prior to the second-wave feminist movement in the 1960s, all psychology was the psychology of men. Most major studies were done only on white men and boys, who stood in as proxies for humans as a whole. Researchers assumed that masculinity and femininity were opposite ends of a spectrum, and “healthy” psychology entailed identifying strongly with the gender roles conferred by a person’s biological sex.

But just as this old psychology left out women and people of color and conformed to gender-role stereotypes, it also failed to take men’s gendered experiences into account. Once psychologists began studying the experiences of women through a gender lens, it became increasingly clear that the study of men needed the same gender-aware approach, says Levant.

The main thrust of the subsequent research is that traditional masculinity—marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance and aggression—is, on the whole, harmful. Men socialized in this way are less likely to engage in healthy behaviors.
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Gender and sexual minorities, too, must grapple with societal views of masculinity. This is an ever-shifting territory. When Levant and Rabinowitz launched the guideline-drafting process in 2005, only Massachusetts recognized same-sex marriage. Today, transgender issues are at the forefront of the cultural conversation, and there is increased awareness of the diversity of gender identity.

“What is gender in the 2010s?” asks Ryon McDermott, PhD, a psychologist at the University of South Alabama who also helped draft the men’s guidelines. “It’s no longer just this male-female binary.”

Though there is now more flexibility in gender norms than 30 years ago, according to Liang and McDermott, boys and men who identify as gay, bisexual or transgender still face higher-than-­average levels of hostility and pressure to conform to masculine norms. The 2015 National School Climate Survey found that 85 percent of LGBTQ students reported verbal harassment at school over their sexual orientation or gender expression (GLSEN, 2015). Gender-­nonconforming students reported worse treatment than did LGBTQ kids who conformed with traditional gender norms. These kinds of results indicate that gender policing still occurs, Liang says.

Read it all. 

 

H/T:  The American Conservative

News Alert

Border Wall called a ‘Con’ For Trump’s ‘Rube Ten-Toothed Base’

 

Yesterday was a red letter day for the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi in particular. How to select the one special moment that defined the total nonsense resulting from the Democrats taking control of the House. Let’s not review the vulgar impeachment remark.

No need for me to document the very many absurdities.

How about this one? Rick Wilson Slams Border Wall As a ‘Con’ For Trump’s ‘Rube Ten-Toothed Base’

So let’s take a spin over to CNN and Rick Wilson. We are deplorable, irredeemable, known as those with low-sloping foreheads.

Now we are the toothless souls. Many hard working Americans who cannot afford the outrageous dentistry costs. But how would he know? (Does anyone think that someone cannot come up with a substance to coat our teeth early on to preclude cavities?) But I digress.

 

Here are the disgusting remarks made.

 

 

Tucker Carlson gave a worthy response to the offensive remarks of Rick Wilson.

 

British prisoners each to have a private land line telephone

All inmates, including killers and rapists, will be able to speak to friends and loved ones ‘in private’ any time, day or night.

No Rhyme, No Reason

by Mustang – our man on the beat in the UK.

There are 118 prisons in the United Kingdom and somewhere in the neighborhood of 83,000 prisoners.  As in America, there are problems inside these prisons.  One problem (among several) is that inmates have to queue in order to use a limited number of pay telephones.  The result of this is that there are incidents of conflict and violence as prisoners compete to use prison telephones.  Not only that, these long lines to use prison phones has led to illegally smuggled in mobile phones and sim cards —and these in turn have resulted in an increase of illicit activities, such as running gangs, unlawful drug deals, threatening or harassing witnesses, ordering terrorists attacks, and things of that sort.

Well, we can’t have that, so British Justice Secretary David Gauke had devised a new way of dealing with the paucity of phone services inside prisons: by March 2020, every British prisoner will have his or her own landline telephone, placed in their cells, sat nicely on modern and aesthetically pleasing desks.  In this way, Mr. Gauke assures us, prisoners will be prevented from returning to a life of crime.  Moreover, those who have bouts of depression, or who develop thoughts of self-mutilation or suicide, will be able to call psychiatric helplines, family members, or their mates back on the block to help them deal with the stress of incarceration.

No, seriously … that’s what Gauke said, which leads a normal person to conclude that prisons are no longer a place for punishment.  Of course, that’s been true for a few decades now —true in the UK and true as well in the United States.  There is far more crime committed inside prisons than outside, but that’s another issue.

And the cost to the British taxpayer is only £30-million, far less than Obama Phones in California, but still … the United Kingdom can no longer afford the cost of their National Health Service —but at least every prisoner will have a telephone.  Progress.

Still, I wonder if Mr. Gauke has overlooked the fact that while families can make a difference in the process of rehabilitating prisoners, wouldn’t this depend on whether family members aren’t themselves criminals, sitting at home waiting for their turn to be convicted of something horrible.  Gauke’s conclusions seem illogical to me, and ill-informed.  If there has been an upswing in criminal activities inside prisons from cell-phone use, how will the installation of landlines do anything but add to these problems?

For the moment, I’ll ignore the possibility (or likelihood) of a convicted rapist making contact with his victim via government provided telephones, although even the thought of that is mind-boggling.  Instead, let me share a few other facts that may have a bearing on the problem —something that Mr. Gauke has not considered: the reoffending rate in the United Kingdom.  Here are the numbers:

Overall recidivism rate, 29.4%

Adult recidivism rate, 28.6%

Juvenile reoffenders, 40.4%

Adults released from custody by court order, then reoffending, 38.2%

Adults early-released after less than twelve months incarceration, then reoffending, 64.5%.

It really is hard to imagine that government officials are this stupid, but then, I’m not making this up.  You can read about it for yourself in the Daily Mail December 28, 2018

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Government is not reason, it is not eloquence,—it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master … ~George Washington

 

Mustang’s blog Fix Bayonets has an interesting post entitled “Marine Security Guards” up now and well worth a visit.

College allows student handing out the U.S. Constitution after 2-year legal battle

 

Day after day we need to battle the absurd Marxism that is destroying our schools and colleges. It is hard to believe that it took a long drawn out legal battle just to retain this basic right given to us by our founders. What is worse, it is luck. It could have turned out a whole lot differently had they not settled. Luck of the draw apparently.

After a two-year battle, the Los Angeles Community College District has agreed to abolish a policy that limited student expression to “free speech zones,” available only through application.

Pierce College student Kevin Shaw was handing out Spanish-language copies of the U.S. Constitution in November 2016 when an administrator told him that he would have to confine his activity to the school’s “free speech zone.”

 

The school told Shaw that he would have to apply for access to the 616-square foot zone and that his failure to comply would result in his removal from campus.

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On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Community College District agreed to settle the lawsuit, as well as to revoke the unconstitutional policy that recognized all campuses within the district as “non-public forums,” effectively removing free speech restrictions placed on 150,000 students, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

“I wish it hadn’t taken two years for my school to conclude I had a right to free expression,” Shaw told Campus Reform.

“All the same, I’m thankful to know future students won’t have to worry about being harassed for expressing political opinions.”

Zero Hedge

Child Drag Queen Dances Away on Good Morning America

 

 

The 11-year-old trailblazing drag kid ‘Desmond is Amazing’  So says the header. Good Morning America has reached a new low. I happened to catch the show at the time, and assumed that it would never see the light of day on YouTube. Wrong.

Sexualizing an eleven year old. Isn’t even more amazing the parents are not arrested for child abuse? Even more amazing is a bevy of drag queens are added to the grotesqueness of the exhibition on GMA. ABC reaches a new low.

Drag clubs are nothing new in New York City — but it took a 10-year-old to dream up the first drag club for children.

Desmond Napoles from Brooklyn in New York City is better known by his drag name, Desmond is Amazing. Though still quite young, he first expressed an interest in dressing up in drag as a toddler and has become somewhat of a celebrity on the drag circuit.

And he is convinced that there are more kids out there just like him. So now, the precocious youngster is launching Haus of Amazing, the ‘first and only drag club for kids,’ where no adults are allowed.

More with pics at Daily Mail“

“They support me by letting me do what I wanna do”. You think?

Better yet, “Desmond the amazing” has his own channel of YouTube where lots of perverted individuals can go and glimpse at this tragic state of affairs.

 

Just your daily reminder that Youtube considers this more acceptable than Alex Jones.

 

“GMA Day” surprised “Desmond is Amazing” with three fierce drag queens and some amazing gifts.

 

 

“Desmond Is Amazing,” who is the subject of frequent lavish praise from the progressive left as a child drag queen (sic), is reported to have headlined the event “Club Whoa!” at a Brooklyn gay bar called 3 Dollar Bill. According to available photos and patron statements, adult men threw money at the 10-year-old boy as he danced on the stage in a wig and sexualized clothing.

Desmond lives in Brooklyn. His lifestyle is supported, or perhaps encouraged and determined, by his parents, and the leftist media and the LGBT lobby have frequently held him up as an icon of bravery and progressivism, regardless of the tragic dangers of transgenderism or how sadistic and unnatural it intuitively is to push such behavior on a young boy.

Desmond lives in Brooklyn. His lifestyle is supported, or perhaps encouraged and determined, by his parents, and the leftist media and the LGBT lobby have frequently held him up as an icon of bravery and progressivism, regardless of the tragic dangers of transgenderism or how sadistic and unnatural it intuitively is to push such behavior on a young boy.

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H/T:  MoonBattery

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