PD Smith

Just stupid?

19 October 2007 | scientists, Watson | 2 comments

Following his embarrassing statement that black people are less intelligent than white people, perhaps the outspoken co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, Dr James Watson, should be reminded of his earlier – and far more astute – comment about the limitations of scientists:

"One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid."

(Pity he doesn't read my blog!)

By the way, Dan Agin has written a very good blog on this at The Huffington Post.

2 comments so far:

  1. Thomas R. | 20 October 2007

    IMO this shows again the need for some research into the mentality of scientists, perhaps with such means?:

  2. PD Smith | 23 October 2007

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