Monday, November 29, 2010

Lots of insight here ...

... The discoverer of the double-helix says the disease can be cured in his lifetime. He's 82.

Another impediment to innovation today is funding. Dr. Watson thinks money is being spread around too much and not enough is going to the best brains. "Great wealth could make an enormous difference over the next decade if they sensibly support the scientific elite. Just the elite. Because the elite makes most of the progress," he says. "You should worry about people who produce really novel inventions, not pedantic hacks."

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