Carnival of Evolution #60 at NeuroDojo

60th edition, so the Carnival takes on a 1953 theme. Go forth and read. There’s two posts from me and, more importantly, a Playboy magazine cover and Superman. When you take away the near-constant threat of civilization-ending nuclear war, the 1950s seemed like a nice time.

1953 is also a date all biologists should have burned in their memory, as some of the most significant papers in the history of biology were published in that year: the three milestone DNA structure papers by Watson & Crick, Wilkins et al., and Franklin & Gosling; and the Miller paper on the Miller-Urey experiment that showed abiogenesis is plausible (I described it here).

 

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