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Study Questions for the Double Helix Case Phil 256, Philosophy of Biology I, Spring 2009 Professor Darden 1. Discuss similarities and differences between Watson's book, and the movie, including comparison of how one person is treated in both. Do you think Rosalind Franklin was treated more sympathetically in the book or the move? Argue for your answer. 2. (a) Clearly describe 4 different models for DNA, including Pauling & Corey's of 1953 and three of Watson & Crick's, beginning with the 1951 model (one was never actually constructed) and ending with the 1953 double helix model. Indicate what failed about each prior model and how the subsequent model avoided that difficulty. (b) Propose steps for model construction, based on the Watson and Crick episode. (c) Discuss specific problems that each model faced based on specific data (if any) and how they were resolved (e) Propose steps for model revision, based on the changes made in the three Watson and Crick models. 3. One method advocated for doing good science is to systematically explore a
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