DNA pioneer and Nobel Prize winner, James Watson, has been stripped of several honorary titles at his seat of learning, after repeating various controversial comments about race, eugenics and IQ. Watson had previously told The Sunday Times newspaper in 2007 that he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of 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." The scientist added that while he hoped everyone was equal, "people who have to deal with black employees find this is not true." That lost him his post, but his honorary titles were left alone, until he repeated them in a recent PBS documentary. He had also made some controversial comments about homosexuality and abortion, claiming that women should be allowed to abort a child for any reason (fair enough), such as "if a gene for homosexuality were found in the fetus" (er, oh dear). During a lecture tour in 2000, he suggested there might be links between a person's weight and their level of ambition and between skin colour and sexual prowess: "That's why you have Latin lovers" Sounds like a cracking Sunday lunch dinner guest.