Remember that bad report card? You never had one? Well I did. So did John, who was told at age fifteen that he was such a disgrace at the subject that he was then studying, that it would be a waste of time on his part to continue or for any teacher to teach him. You see, he wanted to engage biology on his own terms.
Now fast-forward sixty-three years and schoolboy John is now Sir John Gurdon and a Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine.
And that sixty-three year old school report is on Anderson Cooper’s Rediculist.