Watson and Crack

We assume Nobel Prize winner James Watson is smoking something, because he's evidently nuts.

Watson and Francis Crick won the Nobel Prize in 1962 for discovering the molecular structure of DNA. These days he's made an encore career of saying wildly inappropriate things.

His recent, completely racist comments about Africa ("He told the paper he hoped that everyone was equal, but added: 'people who have to deal with black employees find this not true.'") are only the latest.

He's also said women should be allowed to abort gay fetuses and that eugenics is cool as long as we engineer a world full of beautiful ladies.

They say there's a fine line between genius and insanity but in Watson's case there seems to be no line at all. (Actually, the genius part is up for debate. Lots of people think he stole the DNA discovery from Rosalind Franklin. So he might just be crazy.)

UPDATE: We just want to acknowledge that Watson apologized "unreservedly" and retired from Cold Spring Harbor Labs, writing "Closer now to 80 than 79, the passing on of my remaining vestiges of leadership is more than overdue."