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  • The Double Helix
  • James D. Watson
  • English
  • 06 January 2020
  • 9781582881171

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CHARACTERS The Double Helix · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook CHARACTERS ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ James D. Watson James D. Watson ↠ 0 CHARACTERS By identifying the structure of DNA the molecule of life Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry won themselves a Nobel Prize At the time Watson was only 24 a young scientist hungry to make his mark His uncompromisingly honest account of the. Do not view my rating on this book as an indictment of the science The story of the discovery of the structure of DNA is a fascinating one and makes for a compelling must read book The research behind it merited a Nobel Award But as any first year science student worth their salt can tell you it is a story mired in controversy I was enthralled by the continuous advancement of ideas that led to the double helical model that we all are familiar with today but what is deeply unsettling about this account of those events is the almost casual misogyny that bleeds off practically every page that features Rosalind Franklin I don t think that one or two paragraphs in an epilogue to attempt to paint her in a better light after defaming her character for the entirety of what has gone before it can fully rectify the situation This book recounts the occurrences during the early 1950s from the viewpoint of James Watson so the uestion could be asked does the time period and accepted societal viewpoints excuse his narration of the events This was a highly educated man An intelligent man Surely a man such as that should be held to higher standards and should have been a voice for euality and not one spreading misogynistic ideasIf Franklin had lived it also would have highlighted the uandary over whether or not she would she have been awarded a Nobel prize too Undoubtedly her work was a key component in determining the structure of DNA However a Nobel Prize can only be awarded to a maximum of three people Who would have lost out Would perhaps the medical prize have been awarded to Watson and Crick and the chemistry prize to Franklin and Wilkins Sadly we will never know Rosalind Franklin died from ovarian cancer before the awarding of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine which was jointly awarded to Francis Harry Compton Crick James Dewey Watson and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material ref wwwnobelprizeorgHas history been too kind to Rosalind Franklin and placed too much gravitas on her scientific work Do we vilify James Watson and triumph Franklin as some sort of wronged feminist icon Would Watson and Crick have determined DNA structure as uickly without access to Franklin s researchI know what I believeFive stars for the science But one star for the blatant misogyny which I cannot condoneA prior knowledge of DNA structure and protein synthesis is best to enjoy this book and at the very least some basic understanding of the various principles of chemical bonding

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CHARACTERS The Double Helix · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook CHARACTERS ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ James D. Watson James D. Watson ↠ 0 CHARACTERS Oiled by false modesty Watson relates his Crick's desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences the identification of the basic building block of life Never has a scientist been so truthful in capturing in words the flavor of his wo. I had to read this book for a science class in college I ve never forgiven that teacher

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CHARACTERS The Double Helix · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook CHARACTERS ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ James D. Watson James D. Watson ↠ 0 CHARACTERS Heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts very human ambitions bitter rivalries With humility unsp. Shows how arrogant misogynistic and plain stupid the discoverers of DNA s double helix were Pros Emphasizes the importance of being able to access a free open creative in some ways childish state of mind in order to allow for truly creative and defocalized states of mind that allow for scientific discovery Tunnel vision can be a scientist s worst nightmareCons Shows how childish pretentious and socially inept the scientific establishment can be Also shows how a great scientist who suffered in silence due to being surrounded by sexist men in positions of authority was robbed of credit for providing the critical evidence necessary for finding and verifying the structure of DNA Rosalind Franklin you will not be forgotten