Not only has James Watson subscribed to off-color ideas, so have other past Nobel laureates, says this New York Times article. Watson's co-winner, Francis Crick, wanted to experiment on prisoners to advance neuroscience. Kary Mullis plugged the benefits of LSD and astrology while doubting global warming and that HIV causes AIDS. Fred Hoyle provided ammunition to creationists when he compared the likelihood of a cell arising through evolution to “a tornado sweeping through a junkyard” to assemble a plane. Finally, Brian Josephson said that quantum physics would lead to an understanding of telepathy.
Unfortunately, Watson Isn't the Only Nobel Nutjob
Oct 29, 2007