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Let the Circle Be Unbroken

Posted on 2009.02.16 at 19:31
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: The Seventh Son - Johnny Rivers
Gotta love this… from a recent National Geographic article:

Just two weeks before he died, Charles Darwin wrote a short paper about a tiny clam found clamped to the leg of a water beetle in a pond in the English Midlands. It was his last publication. The man who sent him the beetle was a young shoemaker and amateur naturalist named Walter Drawbridge Crick. The shoemaker eventually married and had a son named Harry, who himself had a son named Francis. In 1953, Francis Crick, together with a young American named James Watson, would make a discovery that has led inexorably to the triumphant vindication of almost everything Darwin deduced about evolution… the simple, four-letter code of DNA…


moonlitrose9 at 2009-02-17 16:54 (UTC) (Link)
That's amazing!

Thank you for posting that, I love that sort of "coincidence".
charlesofcamden at 2009-02-17 17:43 (UTC) (Link)
I know! It's like poetry come to life.
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