John Hooker wrote:
> made by individuals following their passion. I have heard that not
> one important scientific discovery was ever made by someone who was
> paid to so. Remember, DNA was a "hobby" discovery,
That is a mysterious statement - but unless you elaborate, there is not much
that one can say.
> Einstein was a patent clerk
That is wildly misleading - because the job had been invented for him until
an academic position became vacant. And he was allowed to spend half his
time on research!
> and Darwin was paid only to gather samples.
That is not accurate on any level. (Unless you were thinking of geological
samples, of course.)