Roots of Radicalism

RACE: What the scientists say

The first in a series about the great racial scientists, by Steve Brady

No. 1: . John R. Baker

THE CAREER of Dr. John Randal Baker, MA, DPhil, DSc(Oxon), FRS, is one of many that give the lie to the media smear that anyone who believes in inherited mental differences between the races of Man is a moronic bigot and semi-literate crank, devoid of any scientific foundation for his 'racist fantasies'.

J. R. Baker graduated in 1921 from New College, Oxford, with First Class Honours in Natural Sciences. The following year he took part in the first of his three scientific expeditions to the New Hebrides islands in the South Pacific. There ensued a most distinguished zoological career, spanning over fifty years and specialising in Cytology, the study of the structure and function of the cells out of which higher animals and plants are built up. Baker's researches found numerous practical applications in the field of human medicine. For example, in 1958 he was awarded the Oliver Bird Medal for his contributions in the field of chemical contraception. His work has also helped doctors fight infertility in childless couples.

In 1933, Dr. Baker published his textbook Cytological Techniques, which over the next thirty years was to run to five editions, a standard source for generations of biological and medical students, as was his 1958 work Principles of Biological Microtechnique. From 1946 to 1964 he edited the important Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, and from 1955 to 1967 held the leading academic post of Reader in Cytology at Oxford University. He was elected President of the Royal Microscopical Society for the year 1964-65, and in 1968 was further honoured by the Society with its Honorary Fellowship. But already, in 1958, Dr Baker had been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, a signal honour granted only to the most distinguished and brilliant British men of Science, the leading national figures in their field of study and research.

But it is for his contribution to the, literature on human racial differences that he is important to us as Racial Nationalists. Ever since his first visit to the New Hebrides in 1922, Dr. Baker had been interested in physical anthropology, the study of the biological differences between different peoples around the world. And finally in 1974, after fifteen years devoted to researching the subject, his epochal volume Race was published by the Oxford University Press.


Baker's Race, which was highly praised by his fellow scientists such as leading biologist Sir Peter Medawar, is a classic work, the definitive statement of the state of scientific knowledge on this crucial topic. Minutely and exhaustively researched, every fact stated buttressed by an ample citation of the original references, this monumental work details and lucidly expounds the massive weight of hard scientific evidence which underlies the National Front's position on Race.

Here, in readable prose clearly intelligible not just to the specialist but to any educated layman, can be found the blunt, incontrovertible evidence that, for example, races differ markedly in inherited average intelligence; that the Negro, alone of all the major human races, has never produced, a single civilisation of his own; and that the British people are not "a mongrel race" but on the contrary one of the more ethnically homogenous of nations.

He gives a clear exposition of the scientific meaning of the word "race", the extent of racial differences (so much more than merely "skin deep"), the racial nature of the British people and the sub-races of Europe, and the poverty of indigenous African Negro culture.

He also details the wealth of evidence from IQ and other tests which shows that intelligence differs markedly between human races, and that such differences are primarily inherited and hence essentially unchangeable.


He also, in a daring chapter on 'The Jews', reveals the extent of the biological differences, extending not only to a distinctive physical appearance but even to blood groups, setting apart these aliens in our midst. Dr. Baker rightly points out that the biological differences between the Armenid and Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe and the Orientalid Sephardi Jews of the Levant and Mediterranean are so great as to make it unlikely that they share any sort of common "Jewish race" identity. But he seems unaware of the researches of historians such as the Jew, Arthur Koestler, which demonstrate that this is due to the separate origin of the Ashkenazim amongst the Armenid Asiatic Khazar nomads of mediaeval Russia rather than the Biblical Israelites.

Dr. Baker is not afraid to draw the conclusion that races differ fundamentally in their inherited mental as well as physical attributes. But he deliberately leaves to others the political conclusions to be drawn from that fact. They are, of course, inescapable. If races are inherently unequal, then egalitarian multiracial societies can never work. And the policies of the National Front follow with an inescapable logical rigour, a rigour that in any intellectually honest person no amount of irrational prejudice against 'wicked racism' inculcated by emotional conditioning, should be able to withstand.

Dr. John R. Baker is one of Britain's foremost biological scientists, whose researches have benefitted his fellow man in many ways. But perhaps his greatest contribution to posterity is his epoch-making work Race, in this writer's opinion the most comprehensive and authoritative work published on this vital topic to date. A topic on which it is no overstatement to say the whole future not just of our own nation but of our civilisation itself depends.