October 28, 2007

From Bill Dickinson:

Re: Nobel scientist suspended from job over race comments (Oct. 18): Personally, I am offended by Watson’s comments, but I am pleased that so many prestigous scientific centers have cancelled his speaking engagements to show their disapproval of what he said. Mr. Watson, it appears, should not have been credited for co-discovering DNA. He and Crick stole and a key photgraph made by Rosalyn Franklin, without which they would not have been able to figure out the structure of DNA. Rosalyn was never credited for her hard work, let alone asked to share the Nodel prize with them.

Arrogance is a nasty thing, but it caught up with Watson.


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