Hi, I haven’t been posting much (too much “real” work and other activity (-: ) but here are a few snippets that may interest you. (By the way, I post some material at Qiyas as well so you may want to drop in there too).
You may have heard about DNA co-discoverer Jim Watson’s comments about differences in the intelligence of various races. Well, that has created quite a flap, as you can imagine. I have not followed the issue but the original remarks are reported here, and there are additional reports here, here, here, and here. In all of this brouhaha it is difficulty to tease apart science from prejudice from hype. You can listen to a discussion about this flap in the Guardian’s weekly science podcast.