A recent toast to James Watson highlights a tolerance for bigotry many want excised from the scientific community.
December 2014's selection of notable quotes
December 1, 2014|
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—L. Rafael Reif, president of MIT, in remarks to President Barack Obama at a forum on the future of manufacturing in the U.S. (October 27)
— From the draft of the Medical Innovation Bill, legislation now before the British Parliament that aims to provide doctors with greater freedom to prescribe innovative new treatments for patients with chronic illnesses (October 29)
—Kathy Kliebert and Kevin Davis, secretary of Louisiana’s Department of Health & Hospitals and director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, respectively, in an e-mail to registrants of the annual meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which was held in New Orleans in early November (October 29)
—Luis P. Villarreal, founding director of the Center for Virus Research at the University of California, Irvine (The New York Times, October 27)
—Caltech biochemical engineer Frances Arnold talking to NPR about being a woman in science (October 27)
—Physicist and 2014 Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus (The New York Times, November 8)
December 23, 2014
Regarding Eric Betzig's comment, it was a couple of physicists in my freshman year who beat the idea of becoming a meteorologist out of me, and I stated that fact ahead of Betzig by over four decades. Unfortunately, the New York Times was not around then to hear my statement. I did stay in science, however, gaining a doctorate in physiology.