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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:25 PM
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25. Yes,
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 05:27 PM by girl gone mad
Watson obtained Franklin's work without her permission. Photograph 51 essentially revealed the structure of DNA. Watson and crick would not have been able to piece it together without that photograph and her measurements of a DNA unit cell. They crafted the acknowledgement in their paper published in Nature in a way that intentionally minimized Franklin's contribution, and failed to mention her at all in their Nobel speeches. Crick gave her some credit in his later writings, while Watson continued to insist her work was irrelevent.

She died of cancer from exposure to radiation in the lab and Watson lived on to make ignorant statements and become an embarrassment to his field.
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  - Lab suspends DNA pioneer Watson eppur_se_muova  Oct-19-07 09:30 AM   #0 
  - Good  Lone_Star_Dem   Oct-19-07 09:33 AM   #1 
  - Way to cap off that legacy there  Teaser   Oct-19-07 09:54 AM   #2 
  - If he's so much smarter than his black colleagues, how come he got his ass in so much trouble? n/t  IanDB1   Oct-19-07 09:58 AM   #3 
  - He'll develop a lovely persecution complex  Ellen Forradalom   Oct-19-07 10:13 AM   #4 
  - "The overwhelming desire of society today is to assume that equal powers of reason are a universal h  rodeodance   Oct-19-07 10:43 AM   #5 
  - Thanks for posting this.  superconnected   Oct-19-07 01:09 PM   #10 
  - Look at his age. 79. He may be suffering small strokes.  aquart   Oct-19-07 11:04 AM   #6 
  - nahhh, this douchebag has a track record...  FarceOfNature   Oct-19-07 12:51 PM   #8 
  - I would have thought the same thing ...  LeftishBrit   Oct-19-07 12:57 PM   #9 
     - That's what I asked.  aquart   Oct-19-07 02:14 PM   #17 
  - Cold Spring Harbor, the Eugenics Record Office, Dr. Watson-it's all US eugenics  bobthedrummer   Oct-19-07 12:38 PM   #7 
  - I see he apologized.  superconnected   Oct-19-07 01:13 PM   #11 
  - That's nicely said. n/t  Orsino   Oct-19-07 01:32 PM   #13 
  - I've seen worse apologies  AchtungToddler   Oct-19-07 01:45 PM   #14 
  - What an ass.  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-19-07 02:16 PM   #18 
     - "Africa, as a continent, doesn't have genes."  Delphinus   Oct-19-07 03:59 PM   #20 
  - This is so unfortunate  Scairp   Oct-19-07 01:25 PM   #12 
  - He didn't discover it. He had a spy steal it from Rosalind Franklin's lab.  Perragrande   Oct-19-07 03:24 PM   #19 
     - Nah, that's not true. You're misremembering the documentary.  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-19-07 04:24 PM   #21 
     - You're wrong on all counts  pippin   Oct-19-07 08:24 PM   #27 
        - Also..  girl gone mad   Oct-19-07 08:58 PM   #30 
           - you and Pippin are right. nt  Duppers   Oct-20-07 01:16 AM   #32 
     - Yes,  girl gone mad   Oct-19-07 05:25 PM   #25 
        - Crick went on to have a major role in elucidating the function of transfer RNA  eridani   Oct-20-07 02:43 AM   #33 
  - Reminiscent of William Shockley, the co-inventor of the transistor.  Gregorian   Oct-19-07 01:54 PM   #15 
  - There's a long list of geniuses that were absolutely bonkers  FloridaJudy   Oct-19-07 01:57 PM   #16 
  - I've gotten the impression that Watson was extremely lucky to have worked for Crick.  eppur_se_muova   Oct-19-07 04:53 PM   #23 
  - absolutely FloridaJudy. The theory of multiple intelligences testify's to that.  pingzing58   Oct-19-07 04:37 PM   #22 
  - Great book on the subject  FloridaJudy   Oct-19-07 05:05 PM   #24 
  - imho Dr James Watson may turn out to make Hitler look like Mother Teresa....  ElsewheresDaughter   Oct-19-07 07:34 PM   #26 
  - Whoops!  FloridaJudy   Oct-20-07 09:43 AM   #35 
  - African nations were the first "civilizations" -- before European, of course ---  defendandprotect   Oct-19-07 08:46 PM   #28 
  - Watson is cranky, I think, because the Rosalind Franklin evidence is so clear ---  defendandprotect   Oct-19-07 08:48 PM   #29 
     - Franklin's discovery  pippin   Oct-20-07 09:22 AM   #34 
        - Good of you post post Rosalind Franklin's entire story -- hope some are interested/aware -- !!!  defendandprotect   Oct-21-07 12:49 AM   #36 
  - Watson was never known for integrity or decency  kurth   Oct-20-07 12:15 AM   #31 
  - Lots of Nobel winners on this thread, are there?  Gravel2008   Oct-21-07 08:31 AM   #37 
  - Great contributions by an individual do not preclude them from being  Zynx   Oct-21-07 08:50 AM   #38 

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