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.
The Double Helix
There is only one science, physics: everything else is social work.James D. Watson
No one may have the guts to say this, but if we could make better human beings by knowing how to add genes, why shouldn't we?James D. Watson
Never be the brightest person in the room.James D. Watson
The brain, is the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe.James D. Watson
Moving forward will not be for the faint of heart. But if the next century witnesses failure, let it be because our science is not yet up to the job, not because we don't have the courage to make less random the sometimes most unfair courses of human evolution.James D. Watson
If we don't play God, who will?James D. Watson