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James D. Watson
(1928-____) born on
Apr 6
US biochemist. He established (with Crick) DNA's molecular structure which is the basis for heredity; awarded the Nobel Prize 1962.
         
   
F
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.

R
It's necessary to be slightly underemployed if you are to do something significant.
A
Formula for breakthroughs in research: Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
N
Science seldom proceeds in the straightforward logical manner imagined by outsiders. Instead, its steps forward (and sometimes backward) are often very human events in which personalities and cultural traditions play major roles.
K
One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Double Helix," 1968.
R: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
A: In "Simpson's Contemporary Quotations," by James B. Simpson, 1988.
N: "The Double Helix," 1968.
K: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
   


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