Monday, April 25, 2005

A Ball with Twine

It was 52 years ago today that Dr. James D. Watson and Dr. Francis H.C. Crick suggested the double helix structure of DNA. It's a funny story, since Crick originally hoped to propose a double Felix structure, finding that was neater. Watson called him a pain in the neck and insisted on something scientifically verifiable, except, of course, to anyone religious or a Bush. When the two received a Nobel Prize for their discoveries, Crick insisted he would have prefered an Oscar.


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