Letter from Francis Crick to Eric I. Hamilton


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Eric I. Hamilton
Description:
In his letter Crick responded to questions raised by Hamilton regarding Crick's theory of directed panspermia, the idea, first presented in Icarus (a journal devoted to astronomy and solar system studies, edited at the time by Carl Sagan), that life on earth was deliberately seeded by an extraterrestrial civilization. Crick discussed the conditions under which organisms containing DNA might be preserved during space travel and entry into earth's atmosphere.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
6 September 1973
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Hamilton, Eric I. (Eric I. Hamilton)
Source:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Subject:
Organelle Biogenesis
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBMN
NLM ID:
101584582X176
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 12. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/2/3