Clarity of Important Writing

H/T to Matt Ridley, the following is Francis Crick writing in 1953 to is son about their discovery of DNA:

Jim Watson and I have probably made a most important discovery…Now we believe that the DNA is a code. That is, the order of the bases (the letters) makes one gene different from another gene (just as one page pf print is different from another). You can see how Nature makes copies of the genes. Because if the two chains unwind into two separate chains, and if each chain makes another chain come together on it, then because A always goes with T, and G with C, we shall get two copies where we had one before. In other words, we think we have found the basic copying mechanism by which life comes from life…You can understand we are excited.”


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