Letter from Thomas H. Jukes to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Thomas H. Jukes to Francis Crick
Creator:
Jukes, Thomas H. (Thomas Hughes), 1906-1999
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
12 January 1982
Description:
In his letter Jukes recorded his favorable reception of Crick's book, Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature (1981), in which Crick speculated that life on earth might have evolved from microscopic organisms seeded here deliberately by an alien civilization. More than offering a far-fetched hypothesis, Crick's book was a meditation on scientific method and on the convergence of scientific disciplines needed to explain such difficult problems as the origins of life on earth.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 22. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/16
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Marguerite A.V. Jukes.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Organelle Biogenesis
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Legacy ID:
SCBBNP
NLM ID:
101584582X198
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
From Molecular Biology to Neurobiology, 1976-2004