October 21, 2007

From Barry Goldman:

Re: Nobel scientist suspended from job over race comments (Oct. 18): Three points are relevant.

1. If we accept evolution, and that intelligence has evolved, ergo there has to be differences between people (and groups of people) for the evolutionary process to work.

2. There is a relevant adage that “one cannot solve a problem unless one recognises it”. It won’t help those with different (note no mention of superior or inferior here) intelligences if we refuse to acknowledge that differences exist.

3. It is disturbing to see this encroachment on freedom of intellectual expression.

Dr Barry Goldman
Centre for Fishing & Fisheries Research
School of Earth & Environmental Science
James Cook University
Townsville, Qld. Australia 4811


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