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A brilliant scientist, Dr. James Watson, makes racist comments.
Both science and Scripture* have confirmed that there is only one human race. So when a brilliant scientist makes racist comments (since retracted), we shouldn’t be astonished when we discover the connection between his strong evolutionary beliefs and the supposed rise of the different races.
Dr. James Watson, the famed codiscoverer of the structure of DNA, resigned from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in America last year after being quoted as saying that he 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.”**
Watson’s comments fly in the face of recent studies, which indicate that so-called “racial” characteristics (skin color, eye shape, etc.) amount to only 0.012% difference genetically. More importantly, Genesis is clear: we all come from Adam and Eve.
*Explored in the new book Darwin’s Plantation.
**The Sunday Times (UK), October 14, 2007
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