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View Diary: Women in Science: Barbara McClintock 1902-1992 (9 comments)

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  •  An interesting person (6+ / 0-)

    I worked briefly with Barbara in the 1980s.  Her interests went far beyond genetics.  I think of her every time I see the dark part of Queen Ann's Lace, one of the objects of her investigation.  I had dinner with her the night her Nobel prize was announced.  She was not allowed into a local yacht club because she wasn't wearing a dress, so we took here to a chinese restaurant.  Many people there recognized her from the news casts that evening.  She was very memorable as a scientist and simply as a person with curiosity.

    •  I'm impressed that you knew her! (3+ / 0-)
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      LynChi, Polly Syllabic, Dr Arcadia

      The nice thing about science is it often gives you a chance to meet very interesting people.  At one scientific meeting I met Lynn Margulis and had a chance to talk with her and at a seminar I met Birute Galdikas and talked with her for about ten minutes. Science is a neat activity in that way.

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