Wednesday, October 24, 2007

AS’ DEAR WATSON

Once again, Autism Speaks is managing to unite the disparate worlds of the biomed and neurodiversity sub-communities by disgusting everyone with a sense of decency.

My buddy, Ginger, over at Adventures in Autism, pointed out a recent post from the always lively and provocative blogger on the ND side of things, the self-described Autistic Bitch from Hell. ABFH has noted the apparent approval Autism Speaks has thrown toward disgraced biologist, Dr. James Watson.

For anyone who has been living in a hole, Dr. Watson, a Nobel laureate, has on a number of occasions espoused views on genetics that can only be labeled as racist. It’s the same Dr. Watson who once referred to stupidity as a disease for which there might be a genetic “cure” (a “cure” that implies eugenics). Even most of us who are “curebies” find that offensive.

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