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← George C. Williams (1926–2010)

LetsHaveAnAdventure's Avatar Jump to comment 1 by LetsHaveAnAdventure

Wonderful review, Richard. George Williams was the best kind of scientist, and he was a tremendous inspiration to me. I was sad to hear that he finally fell victim to senescence, and he'll definitely be missed.

I read D.S. Wilson recounting some funny examples of being kindly made fun of by Williams throughout the years. Wilson wrote:

"Once, when introducing me at a seminar, he recounted our first meeting, paused for a long time, and continued 'I'm sure that he has been disappointed before and will be disappointed again'. During the same visit, he marked his house so that I could find it by parking his lawnmower by the entrance with a sign taped on that read 'Super-organisms welcome here'. The sign has been gracing the door of my laboratory ever since."

Fri, 01 Oct 2010 19:15:37 UTC | #527767