B&SOC Response 2 - John Xu Response 2 9/4/07 Watson's...

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John Xu Response 2 9/4/07 Watson’s account of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA attributes much more of the finding to himself and his partner Francis Crick. Furthermore, much of the work that Watson does is actually not enough to confirm his theories and instead as Crick says, “He suffered from periodic fears that the structure might be wrong and that he had made an ass of himself” (138). It is interesting that Watson relied so heavily on the X-ray picture of Franklin before he was able to publish a second paper confidently. In his account, Watson also claims that the picture of DNA in the B form supported his idea, but he does not explicitly state the fears and doubts he had when publishing his first paper, and that without the sense of confidence provided to him by the second X-ray picture, he may have waited much longer before he could find the courage to make another publication. Furthermore, the fact that Franklin discovered the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course S&TS 3011 taught by Professor Crane,j during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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B&SOC Response 2 - John Xu Response 2 9/4/07 Watson's...

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