Skip to comments.30-year New York Times Science Writer Out After Writing Book About Genetics, Race
Posted on 05/11/2014 10:16:48 AM PDT by mojito
Nicholas Wade, a British-born science reporter and editor for more than 30 years with The New York Times, is no longer with the newspaper just days after the release of his latest book, in which he depicts blacks with roots in sub-Saharan Africa as genetically less adapted to modern life than whites and Asians.
Was The New York Times uncomfortable with Wades science or his conclusions? Its unclear. Neither Wade nor his former employer returned requests for comment.
Wades last Times article appeared April 24. His Penguin Press book A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History arrived in bookstores on Tuesday, May 6. In excerpts from his book posted by Time.com on Friday, he is identified as a former science editor of the Times. Until then, coverage of his book called him a current Times journalist.
Wades main thesis is that human evolution has been recent, copious and regional. He writes, Though there is still a large random element, the broad general theme of human history is that each race has developed the institutions appropriate to secure survival in its particular environment.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
some science is more equal than another.
Science is what we say it is, comrade.
he could not have been all that bright if he thought he was going to get away with it.
Liberals use science when it suits them. They also attempt to portray scientists are some sort of mystic elders who are infallible and virtuous, covering up their more unpleasant conclusions such as this. Liberals will run to climate scientists who say global warming is real, but will quietly shrug when you mention that the real place you’ll find theories of racial supremacy in America is not rural Mississippi, but the lecture halls of top universities.
Never forget, Margaret Sanger, who libs also love.
Also, I'm told by someone who knows Wade that he is not a Times employee but is a semi-retired contributor of occasional pieces. So, they really can't "fire" him, although they can stop publishing his stuff.
So, I would take this with a grain of salt until we learn more.
Thanks for that background report. Good to know.
Leftists attack Christians as “not scientific”, but when the science gores their own ox, they kill the messenger. Remember “The Bell Curve”?
If the facts contradict what is politically correct, the facts be damned.
Forget evolution. Think about how the characteristics of domestic animal breeds can be changed in a single decade through selective cross-breeding. The problem with the whole topic, however, is that - at present - it’s a true dismal science (unlike economics, which is neither truly dismal nor a science). There’s not much that can be done about a person’s essential characteristics once he’s born. Calvin was right, but with genes being the mechanism of divinely-ordained determinism.
Based on their reactions on discussion threads about the book, there are several Freepers who fire him too.
I don’t know exactly what his research showed, or what his precise conclusions are. But I DO know that he violated political correctness.
As we’re talking about sub-Saharan Africa, we need to know the politically correct view. The politically correct view as to why so many countries there are hell holes, is due to the vestiges of colonialism.
We are not supposed to talk about the fact that many of these countries are rich in natural resources, and have fertile farmland, and question why they are in such trouble.
We are not supposed to talk about how racism is not a factor, because some of these countries have almost all black populations, and black leaders. Instead, we are supposed to blame colonialism for all of their problems.
So is it correct to say he’s been “Derbyshired”—or has he been “National Reveiwed”?
I guess we can only have a ‘frank discussion on race’ if we get permission from the PC police first.
Like the thread I had the poor judgement to post on till 530 am
Must silence those we disagree with. Wonder if they would get violent to do so?
Who knew we had NYT editors here..
It's not just the "liberal media" that enforces our national groupthink on race.
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