18 Oct 2007

I Want To Just Ignore This Article...

...because I DON'T want to add to the excessive publicity it's no doubt receiving.

And yet here I am, making a stink. But I feel like I have to say something. If nothing else, then for my children and their future.

This particular person's done it before. I wish he'd stop talking altogether. In my opinion, he's an embarrassment to the human race.*

Sometimes I wonder, though, does he really believe the things he spews out? Or is it all an attention-grab?


(*please note: singular).

22 comments:

Rimarama said...

Wow, I'm always amazed upon finding out that there's still people like him out there. What an old geezer.

SoccerMomofTwo said...

There are days one must wonder about people!

hokgardner said...

I'm not nearly as distressed at his statement, which is just awful, as I am the comments posted that say things like it's proof that evolution didn't happen, or it proves that evolution did happen and Darwinism is working, or that of course people with darker skin aren't as intelligent as people with lighter skin. It saddens me to see just how many people are out there who will jump on a riduculous comment to justify their prejudices.

linda-sands.com said...

Holy cross burners, Batman!

Family Adventure said...

You nailed it...the real problem is that people look at him, a highly educated man, and think that if he can say this, there's got to be some truth to it, and see that as justification for their own feelings. It's horrible. Plain and simple. And it makes me worry for my children and their friends, who are all of different colours, creeds and cultural backgrounds.

Victoria said...

Wow. That leaves me speechless. I only wish HE had been speechless.

"And it makes me worry for my children and their friends, who are all of different colours, creeds and cultural backgrounds."

Sigh. Me too, Heidi. Me too.

randi---i have to say said...

Thanks for the link. I don't know much about this guy, so I expect to learn something new!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

People forget that "geniuses" are often only able to be geniuses because they are very very narrow minded and have tunnel vision (which enables them to focus so intently on one area). Bethoven was a social disgrace, Einstein couldn't comb his hair, and this man should not be making comments on anything other than what he is paid to do. It is sad when others take everything a smart man says as fact. Even smart people say stupid things that should be ignored.

Kellan said...

Our world doesn't surprise me much anymore. Good thought provoking subject - thanks.

Aliki2006 said...

I'm speechless too, Heidi--and shocked. I think it's doubly upsetting that he's such a prominent, visible person, too--some ignoramuses will be more inclined to view him with credibility.

gmcountrymama said...

Wow, that is really scary! I am always surprised (although I shouldn't be) at all the ignorance still left in the world. A supposedly intelligent man like that should also know that all the intelligence tests out there are completely biased! Bastard!

Gina said...

Right, amazing that someone of such obvious intelligence would think things like that.

Karen MEG said...

So the guy decoded DNA; it doesn't mean he isn't an ignorant old fool. I also question his motives - he has a new book out, doesn't he?
I was also quite concerned about the comments posted on that board that seemed to line right up with his views, or are actually looking for scientific studies that back him up! No wonder the world is such a screwed up place sometimes.
Heidi, I do worry for our little ones when I see this type of thing. Unfortunately we can't ignore these articles, because they do express opinion, and often propagate opinion as fact.
But I think that drawing attention to it, to counter such views is just as important.

Family Adventure said...

He's done this before, he's also touched on gender differences. He's really a lovely man, this one! But the problem is that because of his admittedly impressive credentials IN OTHER FIELDS, he gets listened to by people who think along the same lines. That's the real problem. If he were just a crazy old man, noo ne would care.

I also wonder if he is just a sh%t-disturber.

Everything about him bothers me, including that smirk on his face (ok, that's not fair.)

Who She She said...

I think we're all only a few steps out of the cave, but apparently, some of us haven't left. What an ass.

Cathy said...

Wow. I hadn't seen this.

Like everyone else, I am absolutely speechless.

What a strange and scary man.

Rick said...

They probably won't invite him for the next "Million Man March"

http://organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

jen said...

oh good god.

painted maypole said...

wow. that is disturbing

carrie said...

I think it's time for that guy to retire to his library and smoke his pipe until his death.

Was that too harsh?

Misty said...

I am so appalled I'm seeing double. Where have I been? I didn't even know this has been stated. You're right, he should keep his old mouth SHUT.

Mauigirl said...

I had no idea he was so ignorant given his vast scientific knowledge. Thanks for posting this, it was new news to me. And I am not sure I even realized he was still alive!