Mr. Excellent: You can see Watson's intellectual blinkers pretty clearly in this interview, short as it is. He's probably heard people say that it was rather gauche of him to poke fun at Franklin's dress in his book, but he doesn't quite get that it's inappropriate to criticize female scientists for their dress or looks, whilst leaving men alone. So, in this interview, he doesn't say "I was wrong to poke fun Franklin's looks," but that, in fact, he's heard she had "a certain elegance" in evening dress, and so he was wrong in that regard.
That "whoosh" is the point going right over Dr. Watson's head, at speed.
Alice Russel-Wallace: "Robbed data" is a bit harsh. They looked at it and used it to develop a theory they might not have published without it, but she still published her data under her own name with full credit.
Mitrovarr, I have to contradict you. They saw the photo behind Franklin's back and without her permission. It's the early 20th century version of rifling through someone's password protected files.
zscore: Awww, now everyone thinks I'm racist and sexist. I hadn't read anything by him since The Double Helix.
Watson kind of becomes the catty best friend,
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