Dr. Watson, seems to have no fear of “political correctness” and he obviously didn't seem to fear "scientific" correctness either, since his position is not supported by science.
It's funny; I just had a discussion regarding the "theory" of evolution with a fellow that quoted the good doctor. I for one find it a bit disingenuous when folks talk about how much we owe "science" when anyone criticizes or even questions some of the hypothesis that are predicated on the "theory" of evolution (The equivalent would be for theologians to get bent out of shape every time someone criticizes religion, since people should appreciate the fact that without religion, we wouldn’t have the body of laws that form the foundation of western society)
I think it is disingenuous when this theory is presented as fact, kind of duplicitous at best. I know there is a difference between scientific "theory" and the regular ole Webster's definition of "theory", but let's look at the reality of the situation here.
Sure, mosquitoes changing generation to generation is an observation of generational organism change, which is a FACT. Now people want to call organisms changing generation to generation “Evolution” and narrowly define the "theory" of Evolution by this, then Evolution is a "fact". However, that is a bit misleading, because what is actually the “fact” that Neo Darwinism is explaining in that is “generational organism change” which may be a “part” of the broader definition of “evolution”, but is not the part that is what is generally pushed and defined in the social political discussion regarding “Evolutionary Theory” and how it relates to the origins of the Human Species.
Which is this, science posits that between 8 and 4 mya, gorillas, then chimpanzee divided from the line leading to the humans; partially based on the “FACT” that human DNA is 98.4 percent identical to the DNA of chimpanzees. Now, believe it or not I think that is a good guess, an educated guess even, BUT, it is not provable as of yet, and is not a “Truth” which is what many folks debating this "theory" and the "laws" supporting said theory are searching for.
The "THEORY" in evolution claiming that ONE species (The common ancestor to apes like chimps and humans), became the different species of Apes we have today simply cannot be proven at this point in time. Sure, I believe that theory is a possibility, but I don't see why people doubting this hypothesis are ridiculed amongst the so-called academia. So we can play semantics all day, but at the end of the day, the problem is even if you it was proven that ONE Primate species became many other Primate species, it wouldn’t prove the position on the non existence of God or the non-uniqueness of humanity. It has no bearing on my faith, simple as that.
As far a science goes, folks believe a theory to be fact and use it as a postulate to formulate other ideas, doesn’t mean that it will endure, like I have said with the flawed scientific facts of “race” which were later proved wrong, just because majority believes something, doesn’t mean it will endure or is unchallengeable.
Anyway, as far as Dr. Watson goes, he is saying a social reality that many in the "Scientific" community believe, but just don't talk about at parties. Which only goes to prove, even with their vaunted "scientific" knowledge, many still have archaic ideas about the SCIENCE Fiction of Race. Sure we can speak the language of “science” and ignore the broader social political ramifications of what the true discussion is, but to do so is intellectually fraudulent and deceptive.