This is part of my ongoing effort on Freeing my father's publications
Today I added PDFs for about 10 more of his papers to the list of papers which I am posting here. Still more to add, but making progress.
First was the discovery that the number of human genes is astonishingly small compared with those of lower animals like the laboratory roundworm and fruit fly. The barely visible roundworm needs 20,000 genes that make proteins, the working parts of cells, whereas humans, apparently so much higher on the evolutionary scale, seem to have only 21,000 protein-coding genes.While Mr. Wade may want to believe he and humans in general are somehow "higher" on some evolutionary ladder than other species, I have some news for him
"It’s time for UC to follow suit. Rather than haggling over prices, the faculty, students, staff and administration of all ten UC campuses should unite to end the business practices that empower NPG and other publishes to regularly attempt to extort money from our chronically cash-strapped library system."
In 1997, my then girlfriend (now wife) and I went camping in Death Valley. It was our fourth trip there to camp in grad. school. I brought m...