Ideas about becoming a scientist

“I believe Gurdon has ideas about becoming a scientist; on his present showing this is quite ridiculous; if he can’t learn simple biological facts he would have no chance of doing the work of a specialist, and it would be a sheer waste of time, both on his part and of those who would have to teach him.”

– School report for John Gurdon, aged 15, who this week won the Nobel prize for medicine or physiology 

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Ideas about becoming a scientist