Nobel Laureate James Watson’s Talk on Cancer Research Canceled Due to More Deplatforming by Science Denialists
U. of I. cancels talk by Nobel laureate after faculty raises concerns about his views on race, intelligence-go to link to find out the truth-
The University of Illinois has cancelled plans to host a talk by Nobel Laureate James Watson after faculty raised concerns about his discredited views on race and intelligence. …
Watson, 89, co-discovered the structure of DNA and has a history of racially insensitive comments.
Robinson said Watson initially reached out to the institute to give a “narrowly focused scientific talk” about his cancer research in conjunction with a planned visit to a colleague’s lab. Robinson said he wasn’t surprised by faculty members’ reaction.