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georgeo76
07-29-2004, 11:41 AM
During WWII Crick was involved in designing mines.

But you probably remember him (along w/ his American parter Dr. Watson) as the discover of the double helix of DNA. Watson and Crick were as valuable to biology as Einstein was to physics. Modern Medicine would hardly be possible w/o the extraordinary contribution of this pair.

I'm not the sentimental type. I post this not as a eulogy, but an opportunity to celebrate that most precious and rare thing: A human life that (in a meaning and lasting way) changed the world for the better.

georgeo76
07-29-2004, 11:41 AM
During WWII Crick was involved in designing mines.

But you probably remember him (along w/ his American parter Dr. Watson) as the discover of the double helix of DNA. Watson and Crick were as valuable to biology as Einstein was to physics. Modern Medicine would hardly be possible w/o the extraordinary contribution of this pair.

I'm not the sentimental type. I post this not as a eulogy, but an opportunity to celebrate that most precious and rare thing: A human life that (in a meaning and lasting way) changed the world for the better.

NegativeGee
07-29-2004, 11:54 AM
Passing of a great scientist indeed http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Although lets not forget Rosalind Franklin's contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA....

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Udidtoo
07-29-2004, 11:57 AM
Wow, ty Georgeo. I love learning something new and you just took care of today's lesson.

S'to Crick (unless of course your a christian scientoligist, and then of course its boo, hiss to modern medicine)

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georgeo76
07-29-2004, 12:09 PM
Good point NG, the discovery of DNA's structure was a large collaboration, of which Franklin's X-ray work was a integral part.

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LeadSpitter_
07-29-2004, 02:27 PM
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