His decision came as an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him was ongoing.
August 2015's selection of notable quotes
August 1, 2015|
—Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, in a recent papal encyclical letter (June 18)
—GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, commenting on Pope Francis's encyclical warning of the real threat of climate change just prior to its official release (June 17)
—Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), architect of the "21st Century Cures" bill, which would increase NIH funding , quoting NIH Director Francis Collins (The New York Times, July 10)
—Leonard Freedman of the Global Biological Standards Institute in Washington, DC, and coauthors, in a recently published PLOS Biology essay (June 9)
—Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt, speaking at a conference in South Korea. The biochemist resigned from posts at University College London, The Royal Society, and the European Research Council after the public uproar over the comments (June 10)
—Richard Dawkins, Oxford University evolutionary biologist and science writer, in a letter to The Times defending
Tim Hunt (June 19)
August 1, 2015
Is it just me, or is it ironic for Richard Dawkins to accuse thousands of people of self-righteousness?
August 10, 2015
Distressing that 'The Scientist' would take Prof. Tim Hunt's quote out of context, and with no caveat (this quote of his was a poor joke and a preamble to a very thoughtful statement). What Prof. Hunt said after is far more important to our discussion as scientists and educators.
August 10, 2015
There is no guarantee associated with Francis Collins's remark. Who knows where the extra money would have gone? It might just have well gone to a whole bunch of worthless stuff.