James Watson of Watson and Crick fame is being condemned for his remarks that Western policies regarding Africa are doomed to fail 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". I don't know enough about current genetic or social research to say that's the case, and his comment that "people who have to deal with black employees find [the idea that all people are intellectually equal is] not true" goes a bit far to say the least. But, I do wonder - how much of intelligence is genetically based? And if it is, how do we, in a society that is valuing intelligence more than physique more and more, handle that? Do we try and dumb down to accommodate the less intelligent, do we create intellectual divisions where there were racial and physical divisions? Any thoughts?