H. Robert Horvitz - Intuition
Jim was… Jim is intuitive. He had an uncanny sense in solving scientific problems and, some would say, for people too. It was always there from my first interactions with him, that what he really cared about was science. He wanted to know and he wanted to help people to figure it out and that drove so many of the things he did then and some years later as well. Jim cares. Jim cares about science. Jim cares about people. Jim wants things to be certain ways, and he will work hard to make them the way he thinks is right. He has strong opinions about science, strong opinions about people and expresses those opinions in more straightforward ways than some people might. He really does care and has strong opinions and he is not bashful about expressing them and about doing things to bring to fruition matters that he thinks matter.