NEW YORK, October 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It has been revealed that leading Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has received thousands in campaign funds from the Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories under the directorship of Dr. James Watson. Watson recently resigned his position from the lab after his comments to British media were dubbed "racist."
In June this year, Clinton, with fellow New York Democrat Charles E. Schumer, requested that the lab, a leading proponent of human genetic experimentation, receive US $900,000 of taxpayer funds. Federal campaign filings show that Watson donated more than $70,000 to Democrat candidates and their political causes, including a total of $3,000 directly to Clinton's campaign fund.
The donation from Watson, a fervent supporter of eugenic abortion and the use of embryos for genetic research, is well in line with Clinton's militancy on abortion and embryonic stem cell research.
The Washington Times quotes a spokesman for Sen. Tom Harkin, the chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee on labor, health, human services and education, saying that in part due to the recent controversy over Watson's comments, the earmark (Clinton requested tax grant)is unlikely to go forward.
Dr. Watson, who won a Nobel Prize for his investigations of the structure of DNA, set off a storm of controversy on both sides of the Atlantic when he told the Sunday Times Magazine of London that he was "inherently gloomy" about the prospects for Africa because, "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours -- whereas all the testing says not really." He said, "People who have to deal with black employees find this is not true."
The tag of "racist" has dogged Dr. Watson's steps since he made the comments and he has since been forced to resign his position as a director of Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories. Some have pointed out, however, that his views stem not from racism but to his belief in eugenics. His comment stemmed from his belief as a strict materialist Darwinist that all human traits are entirely genetically determined. Watson is well known for his advocacy of genetic manipulation to "improve" the human race in areas like intelligence and appearance. This extreme Darwinian Theory is in fact widely held by most of the scientific community, although few are as outspoken as Watson.
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