The Battle Of The Minds Essay

1376 Words Nov 8th, 2016 6 Pages
The Battle of the Minds Wrought with regimented formulas and unfeeling calculations, the idea of science as an unyielding regiment circulates as popular belief. To the majority of the population the process of creating a hypothesis, preforming an experiment, and formulating a conclusion repeats indefinitely until someone reaches a breakthrough. However, this seemingly unending cycle fails to encompass the inconstancy of the scientific process. The scientific findings surrounding the discovery of the structure of DNA, or Deoxyribonucleic acid, proves that the scientific process results from a nonlinear process. Beginning in one part of the world and ending in another, the search for the solution to the puzzle of DNA took on a life of its own. Deemed a race by scientist and author of "The Double Helix", James Watson, the furious competition to solve the structure of DNA become a monster unto itself. Shedding light upon what it means to be a scientist and the true scientific process, Watson 's “The Double Helix”, Lynne Osman Elkin’s “Rosalind Franklin and the Double Helix”, and NOVA 's Photo 51, bring together different perspectives of the epic adventure to reveal the truth of the “secret of life” and the often unseen inner workings of the world of science (Watson 197). The journey to the structure of DNA took many trials and errors, yet the most significant moments might be those concerning morality. We think that scientists work together for the betterment of society. For…

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