#genomics #CDoM Screwed up scientists, really? A Crick and Watson behind-the-scene story http://t.co/o0I0bc9RpM
— CATHERINE COSTE (@cathcoste) October 30, 2013
Actually those two guys, Crick and Watson, were outsiders, regarded by their academic collegues as total idlers. They were thought of as unreliable kids, screwed up scientists, good enough for talking at any great length and making ridiculous models and achieving nothing but this one thing in particular: annoying and annoying further serious scientists working hard on their serious experiments... Academic insiders are the real thing, you see... Not those idle kids who will take nothing seriously... Except that Crick and Watson got famous for their achievements in genomics... They've discovered the molecular structure of DNA (the double helix), which got them a Nobel Prize.
This photograph has been taken by 9 "screwed up pilots" whose story reminds me of Crick and Watson's... A misfit crew, made of nine perfect army rebuttal examples, each in its own style, and their DIY plane went on the deadliest mission ever (without proper authorization, by the way, just like Crick and Watson working on the double helix of human DNA), in South Pacific in the early days of World War II...