July 30, 2004
Goodbye to a great man
One quote from Dr.Crick, found in the article, stood out in my mind .
A man who is right every time is not likely to do very much.”
It is an important idea to grasp, especially for children. Great success if often aquired only after numerous failures. It is okay to fail. It is okay to be wrong. It is okay to have an idea that just doesn't pan out, that is, on reflection, silly. But have the ideas, go down the wrong trail. Fail a bit. Because you can't be right all the time.
Francis Crick and James Watson gave us the building blocks to a different, hopefully better,future. But that lies within our hands, and the science of the future. Right now, I just want to say thanks and goodbye, to a great scientist.