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William Shockley Talks About Race And Eugenics – 1974

By Giovanni Dannato

In 1547 I was burnt at the stake in Rome for my pernicious pamphlet proclaiming that the heavens were not filled with a profusion of aether, but rather an extensive vacuum.
Now, the phlogiston that composed my being has re-manifested centuries in the future so that I may continue the task that was inconveniently disrupted so long ago.
Now, I live in Rome on the very street where I (and others) were publicly burnt. To this day, the street is known as what I would translate as 'Heretic's Way'. My charming residence is number 6 on this old road. Please, do come inside and pay me a visit; I should be delighted to spew out endless pedagoguery to one and all...

One reply on “William Shockley Talks About Race And Eugenics – 1974”

Good talk. And 35 years later, a few trillion dollars lighter, we struggle with the same issues. What’s the modern solution? Throw more money at it, more time, and handicap the competition.

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