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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from Karl Popper to Francis Crick pdf (474,014 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Karl Popper to Francis Crick
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (474,014 Bytes)
Date:
1976-08-06 (August 6, 1976)
Creator:
Popper, Karl
Recipient:
Crick, Francis
Source:
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
URL: http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/Exit
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Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Melitta Mew.
Exhibit Category:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Francis Crick to Karl Popper (August 13, 1976) pdf (249,500 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/SCBBVB.pdf
Box Number: 13
Folder Number: PP/CRI/D/1/2/11
Unique Identifier:
SCBBTZ
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence
SubSeries: Alphabetical Correspondence
SubSubSeries: Correspondence 2
Folder: Correspondence: P
Transcript:
6 August 1976
Dear Francis,
How very kind of you to write to me on your birthday. I do not think that I have deserved it! I had a very happy birthday, and your letter was a great contribution. I am greatly obliged to your wife for enquiring about my age.
I should very much like to have one day your criticism of my paper on reduction. You are very right in what you say about Jacques Monod and Peter Medawar. They are both wonderful people. Or, alas, Monod was.
[at bottom margin in different handwriting: Sir Karl Popper FRS]
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
It almost looked on my birthday as if life had been found on Mars. Of course it may be so different from the basic uniformity of life on Earth that we may not be prepared to detect it.
Kind regards to both of you from both of us,
yours ever,
Karl
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-01-11
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