In particular, what does a great scientist do when an error of judgement has harmed a community? He apologises — like Dr Robert Spitzer just did. Even if he is 80 years old and struggling with Parkinson’s. And he was a great scientist, who almost single-handedly de-stigmatised the gay community in the 1970s, and a couple of decades later, harmed them.
What does a great scientist do when he is wrong?
Posted by Rahul Siddharthan on May 18, 2012