James Watson is still apologizing, writes Scientific American's JR Minkel. Before beginning his talk about his book, Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science, Watson apologized for his previous inflammatory statements, saying he wanted to "indicate my own horror about the remarks I reputedly made in the London Sunday Times, which, when I read them, I would clearly hate the person who made them." His talk then focused on the importance of social graces for being a scientist.
Jim, We Know You Just Can't Help It
May 02, 2008