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If, for example, I had some idea, which, as it turned out would, say, be quite wrong, was going off of the tangent, Watson would tell me in no uncertain terms this was nonsense, and vice-versa. If he had some idea I didnt like and I would say so and this would shake his thinking about it and draw him back again. And in fact, its one of the requirements for collaboration of this sort that you must be perfectly candid, one might almost say rude, to the person you are working with. Its useless, working with somebody whos either much too junior than yourself, or much too senior, because then politeness creeps in. And this is the end of all real collaboration in science.
Oh! But I have better news for you, Madam, if you have any patriotism as citizen of this world and wish its longevity. Mr. Herschel has found out that our globe is a comely middle-aged personage, and has not so many wrinkles as seven stars, who are evidently our seniors. Nay, he has discovered that the Milky Way is not only a mob of stars, but that there is another dairy of them still farther off, whence, I conclude, comets are nothing but pails returning from milking, instead of balloons filled with inflammable air.
Why, only last term we sent a man who had never been in a laboratory in his life as a senior Science Master to one of our leading public schools. He came [to our agency] wanting to do private coaching in music. Hes doing very well, I believe.