DNA Episode 1: The Secret of Life (Full Version)

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The discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is to science what the Mona Lisa is to painting. It’s been called the single biggest discovery of all time. But it wasn’t just stumbled upon — it was a race.
Specifically, it was a race between two teams of young scientists working in Britain, as well as the esteemed chemist Linus Pauling, based in California. Already a Nobel laureate, Pauling may have been the favorite, but the discovery would ultimately be made by his British counterparts. Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins were trying to identify the structure by studying X-ray diffractions of the DNA molecule. But Jim Watson and Francis Crick studied a little bit of everything — including, to the consternation of some, the work of their competitors. A few have gone so far as to accuse Watson of stealing Franklin’s X-ray work.

In any case, Waston and Crick’s inquisitive working style ultimately allowed them to determine the DNA structure first, in 1953 — an achievement that led to their Nobel Prize in 1962. Meanwhile, Franklin passed away in 1958 from cancer.  More at PBS.

 

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Who’s Afraid of an Open Debate? The Truth About the Commission on Presidential Debates (Full Version)

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2012 – The Commission on Presidential Debates is a private corporation headed by the former chairmen of the Republican and Democratic parties. The CPD is a duopoly which allows the major party candidates to draft secret agreements about debate arrangements including moderators, debate format and even participants. The result is a travesty riddled with sterile, non-contentious arguments which consistently exclude alternative voices that Americans want to hear.

This documentary also reveals the big corporations who “sponsor” the CPD and how third party candidates are purposely excluded. One of these sponsors, Annheiser Busch, is partly owned by Senator John McCain’s wife.  Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura’s election as an independent candidate proves that opening up debates can lead to real change – something the entrenched Republican and Democratic Parties don’t want to see.

 

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6 comments to Who’s Afraid of an Open Debate? The Truth About the Commission on Presidential Debates (Full Version)

  • schlomo

    I noticed that after the debate one of the women in the audience who asked a question clearly knew Mitt Romney’s wife and they hugged each other. I noticed another woman who asked a question also seemed to be friendly with Romney after the debate ended and everyone was taking photos and shaking hands. It would be great if you could post some screen shots of those moments.

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  • Howard T. Lewis III

    I would rather pull out my own teeth with a pair of pliers while listening to The Captain and Tenielle singing ‘Muskrat Love’ than watch Obummer the Lobopresident and Mittens the Sellout fawn over each other at a staged debate. Cockroaches would flee the decay of it all.

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  • Jolene Kniffing

    Thank you very much for your hard work in exposing secret combinations and giving us more opportunity to do something about it. I’m so proud of the American people who are fighting this corruption and that I have an opportunity to join them. Our government leaders need to keep their promise of upholding the Constitution or be prosecuted and punished.

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  • Mike in MI

    Great information! We need diversity of opinions in the debates

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  • Mike in MI

    If the first requirement for participation is evidence of Constitutional Eligibility pursuant to Art II Sec 1, why was Obama permitted into the debates?

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