November 06, 2007

From Prasanna Rao Balakrishna:

Re: Nobel scientist suspended from job over race comments (Oct. 18): Watson has done excellent work during his time. It is sad that he has had to retire under such circumstances. It only goes to show that some issues are very politically sensitive and commenting on such issues should be only in appropriate forums and only when called for. Commenting on the superiority or inferiority of any race, religion or color is an issue which will be contentious anyway and research done by one group of people may differ from the results of that of another and should be done only where it is contributory to development of the group which is perceived to be lagging behind.


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