“His work has been far from satisfactory,” the teacher wrote. “If he can’t learn simple biological facts he would have no chance of doing the work of a specialist, and it would be sheer waste of time, both on his part, and of those who have to teach him.”
That was back in 1949….Fast Forward to 2012, Sir John Burdon shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine on October 8 for his pioneering work in the field of Stem Cell Research.
I want to end this post with a Mark Twain Quote:
I’ll never let my schooling get in the way of my education.