Friday, October 19, 2007

Proof that you can be extremely intelligent and extremely dumb at the same time.

Jim Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of dna.

I think he might need a cure for foot-in-mouth disease.

I am not really surprised by his comments. A few years ago there was a PBS special featuring him as he toured a concentration camp with a German tour guide, who was extremely uncomfortable listening to Watson talk about eugenics. What with all the ideas that the Nazis had about it and how prominently it figured into their world-view, I think the tour guide had a bit of the heebie-jeebies.

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