Letter from Eric I. Hamilton to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Eric I. Hamilton to Francis Crick
Description:
In his letter Hamilton speculated how recent findings in chemistry and biochemistry related to Crick's concept of directed panspermia, the idea that life on earth was deliberately seeded by an extraterrestrial civilization. Crick speculated that life on earth evolved from a single source--perhaps supplied externally--because the genetic code is universal to all organisms. Hamilton asked what the implications of a universal code were for the future course of evolution, if the genome was subjected to man-made mutation-inducing agents.
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
20 August 1973
Creator:
Hamilton, Eric I. (Eric I. Hamilton)
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
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 Eric I. Hamilton.
Subject:
Organelle Biogenesis, Genetic Code, and Biological Evolution
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBMP
NLM ID:
101584582X177
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 12. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/2/3