It's probably fortunate that William Shockley was awarded the
Nobel Prize for his invention of the transistor before he became
interested in eugenics.
I talked with him at length over the phone,
but I never met him in person. He was a brilliant man, but he
was not known for his sensitivity and tact. One clever person
described him as having "negative charisma."
Shockley often challenged his opponents to a debate, but as
far as I know, nobody ever took him up on it. One of the things
he said that I still remember with fondness is, "I will debate
any of my critics anytime, anyplace -- as long as they're hooked
up to a lie-detector machine!"