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The Christian B. Anfinsen Papers

Title:
Letter from Henry Margenau to Christian B. Anfinsen pdf (49,349 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Henry Margenau to Christian B. Anfinsen
Description:
This is the third in a series of four letters exchanged between Henry Margenau (1919-1997), a professor of physics at Yale University, and Anfinsen. In this follow-up to Anfinsen's responses to a series of questions regarding the relationship between science and religion, Morgenau thanked the scientist for his insight and asked that he expand on his answer to question six in the original inquiry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (49,349 Bytes)
Date:
1989-03-13 (March 13, 1989)
Creator:
Margenau, Henry
Recipient:
Anfinsen, Christian B.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Liesel Margenau.
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Henry Margenau to Christian B. Anfinsen (June 1988) pdf (89,071 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen to Henry Margenau (June 28, 1988) pdf (108,317 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen to Henry Margenau (March 28, 1989) pdf (44,241 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 4
Unique Identifier:
KKBBHG
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
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application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1965-1999
SubSeries: Chronological Files, 1965-1999
Folder: 1989 March-May
Transcript:
March 13, 1989
Dear Professor Anfinsen:
Many thanks for your prompt response to my letter requesting your views on the origin of the universe, of life and of homo sapiens (I enclose a copy of the letter). I found your replies to the questions profoundly illuminating as well as deeply moving. It is a great honor for me to include them in the anthology Origins: Scientific Perspectives.
I was particularly impressed by your comment that "We must admit that there exists an incomprehensible power or force with limitless foresight and knowledge that started the whole universe going in the first place." If you have the time I would greatly appreciate your expanding a little further on this theme for the anthology. My home address is the one above. You can write me either here or at the Yale Physics Department. Thank you very much again for your collaboration in this challenging venture.
Cordially yours,
Henry Margenau
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-12-29
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