Quotations by James D. Watson
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Born: Friday, April 6, 1928
Biology has at least 50 more interesting years.
I think the reason people are dealing with science less well now than 50 years ago is that it has become so complicated.
(Keywords: Science, People, Now, Reason, Years)
It's necessary to be slightly underemployed if you are to do something significant.
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.
(Keywords: Successful, Contrast, Mothers, Newspapers, Popular, Scientists)
Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth, once found, would be simple as well as pretty.
(Keywords: Science, Truth, Belief, Adventure, Arrogance, Pretty, Spirit)
Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
(Keywords: Freedom, Pressure)
Today, the theory of evolution is an accepted fact for everyone but a fundamentalist minority, whose objections are based not on reasoning but on doctrinaire adherence to religious principles.
(Keywords: Evolution, Fact, Minority, Principles, Religious, Theory, Today)