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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin To Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

Brilliant Blunders:  From Darwin To Einstein:  Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

by Mario Livio,
Psychology Today, May 6, 2013

When James Watson saw the model for proteins (and the structure) of DNA proposed by Linus Pauling, the world’s greatest chemist, in 1953 he was shocked. “You could not have written a fictional novel in which Linus would have made an error like this. The minute I saw the structure, I thought ‘this is wacko.’”

 

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