The Double Helix

A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

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'The greatest achievement of science in the twentieth century ...It will be an enormous success, and deserves to be so - a classic in the sense it will go on being read' - Sir Peter Medawar. Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry ...Continua
Wrote 5/18/09
1-What did you like /dislike about it?I didn’t like the plot that book because it is a little bit bored.It explains how Watson and Crick discovered the structure of the ADN and which are the elements that create the structure and, I think that, i...Continua
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Wrote 12/27/07

I read this for a Science and Technology Literature class. I expected it to be boring, but it was very interesting and amusing after all.

Wrote Jan 03, 2012, 09:43
Worrying about complications before ruling out the possibility that the answer was simple would have been damned foolishness. Pauling never got anywhere by seeking out messes
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Wrote Jan 02, 2012, 19:53
No one was expected to prepare an elaborate talk for Italian meeting like this one. Such gatherings routinely brought together a small number of invited guests who did not understand Italian and a large number of Italians, almost none of whom underst...Continua
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Wrote Jan 01, 2012, 13:32
One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
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Wrote Jan 01, 2012, 13:28
As I hope this book will show, science seldom proceeds in the straightforward logical manner imagined by outsiders. Instead, its steps forward (and sometimes backward) are often very human events in which personalities and cultural traditions play ma...Continua

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