Francis Crick

Francis Crick

English molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist
Jim and I hit it off immediately, partly because our interests were astonishingly similar and partly, I suspect, because a certain youthful arrogance, a ruthlessness, an impatience with sloppy thinking can naturally to both of us.More Francis Crick quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Christianity may be OK between consenting adults in private but should not be taught to young children.More Francis Crick quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The major credit I think Jim and I deserve ... is for selecting the right problem and sticking to it. It's true that by blundering about we stumbled on gold, but the fact remains that we were looking for gold. Both of us had decided, quite independently of each other, that the central problem in molecular biology was the chemical structure of the gene. ... We could not see what the answer was, but we considered it so important that we were determined to think about it long and hard, from any relevant point of view.More Francis Crick quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is not easy to convey, unless one has experienced it, the dramatic feeling of sudden enlightenment that floods the mind when the right idea finally clicks into place. One immediately sees how many previously puzzling facts are neatly explained by the new hypothesis. One could kick oneself for not having the idea earlier, it now seems so obvious. Yet before, everything was in a fog.More Francis Crick quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The major credit I think Jim and I deserve is for selecting the right problem and sticking to it. It's true that by blundering about we stumbled on gold, but the fact remains that we were looking for gold.More Francis Crick quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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