Quote of the Day: James Watson on Science Journal Editors, Republicans

The editors of The Scientist have been mingling with conference-goers at the American Association for Cancer Research convention in Washington, DC, listening in on other people’s conversations. Their mothers forgot to tell them that’s not nice. They heard James Watson, of Watson-Crick-DNA-Nobel Prize renown, remark about his “recent rejections from several journals”:

I hate the editors of these journals more than I hate Republicans.

Watson can always be counted on for the colorful observation. At least this time it was not on the theme of eugenics.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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