Quote This: What *they* said about John Gurdon

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His work has been far from satisfactory… Several times he has been in trouble, because he will not listen, but will insist on doing his work in his own way. I believe he has ideas about becoming a scientist; on his present showing this is quite ridiculous… it would be a sheer waste of time, both on his part and of those who have to teach him.

…excerpt from the High School report card of John Gurdon, this year’s recipient of the Novel Prize in Physiology of Medicine

Yeah, the quote’s for real. Read the Daily Mail story on Gurdon, A Nobel prize winner, his dreadful school report and a lesson for teachers today, the Huffington Post post, and then, if you have a proto-scientist in your life who gets into trouble, doesn’t listen, and insists on doing his work in his own way, give him a big hug from me, K?

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