Birth of an Idea

Prompt  –


PHOTO PROMPT – © Douglas M. MacIlroy

After several failed attempts at model building, including a three-stranded version Watson and Crick worked out the structure of DNA using wire models of atoms and molecules similar to those used in many chemistry classes today.

The double helix – twisted-ladder structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is well known today but the many that led to the final structure were disposed off by the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge.

A budding modernist sculptor got one of the earlier models. He added a dinosaur head biting into a piece of rock-steak. It was the cornerstone of his future success.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



30 thoughts on “Birth of an Idea

  1. I’ve had a few of those rock steaks and boulder biscuits as well. Neither suited my delicate palate nor my dental work. Excellent story, Yarnerspinner.

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