TOP 20 Francis Crick Quotes

TOP 20 Francis Crick Quotes.
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“God is a hacker, not an engineer.”
— Francis Crick (00:00)

“A busy life is a wasted life.”
— Francis Crick (00:07)

“A good scientist values criticism almost higher than friendship: no, in science criticism is the height and measure of friendship.”
— Francis Crick (00:14)

“An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going.”
— Francis Crick (00:21)

“You’re nothing but a pack of neurons.”
— Francis Crick (00:28)

“While Occam’s razor is a useful tool in the physical sciences, it can be a very dangerous implement in biology. It is thus very rash to use simplicity and elegance as a guide in biological research.”
— Francis Crick (00:35)

“You can do reverse engineering, but you can’t do reverse hacking.”
— Francis Crick (00:42)

“Rather than believe that Watson and Crick made the DNA structure, I would rather stress that the structure made Watson and Crick.”
— Francis Crick (00:49)

“Trying to determine the structure of a protein by UV spectroscopy was like trying to determine the structure of a piano by listening to the sound it made while being dropped down a flight of stairs.”
— Francis Crick (00:56)

“Almost all aspects of life are engineered at the molecular level, and without understanding molecules we can only have a very sketchy understanding of life itself.”
— Francis Crick (01:03)

“There is no scientific study more vital to man than the study of his own brain. Our entire view of the universe depends on it.”
— Francis Crick (01:10)

“The dangerous man is the one who has only one idea, because then he’ll fight and die for it.”
— Francis Crick (01:17)

“Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but rather evolved.”
— Francis Crick (01:24)

“Evolution is cleverer than you are.”
— Francis Crick (01:31)

“Christianity may be OK between consenting adults in private but should not be taught to young children.”
— Francis Crick (01:38)

“One can say, looking at the papers in this symposium, that the elucidation of the genetic code is indeed a great achievement. It is, in a sense, the key to molecular biology because it shows how the great polymer languages, the nucleic acid language and the protein language, are linked together.”
— Francis Crick (01:45)

“It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material.”
— Francis Crick (01:52)

“Exploratory research is really like working in a fog. You don’t know where you’re going. You’re just groping. Then people learn about it afterwards and think how straightforward it was.”
— Francis Crick (01:59)

“Again the message to experimentalists is: Be sensible but don’t be impressed too much by negative arguments. If at all possible, try it and see what turns up. Theorists almost always dislike this sort of approach.”
— Francis Crick (02:06)

“Exact knowledge is the enemy of vitalism.”
— Francis Crick (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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