Francis Crick

discover, with James Watson, of structure of DNA

anti Religious Cult

  • In 1961 Crick resigned as a fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, when it proposed to build a chapel. When Winston Churchill wrote to him, pointing out that "none need enter (the chapel) unless they wish", Dr Crick replied that on those grounds, the college should build a brothel (Prostitution), and enclosed a cheque for 10 guineas.

  • Dr Watson, 74, said religious explanations were "myths from the past". "Every time you understand something, religion becomes less likely," he said.

  • how lame that Crick was succeeded at the Human Genome Project by Francis Collins

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