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JAMES WATSON & FRANCIS CRICK

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2000 Liberty Medal Recipients

"In the 20th century, the extraordinary record of the natural sciences and the technologies that they inspired is one of the grand achievements of human liberty. Watson and Crick and their work on DNA are symbols of the tremendous impact of science on our lives and welfare and on public policy…(This work) demonstrates the importance of enlightened scientific progress and."
Liberty Medal International Selection Commission

 

 

"Every successful society must possess citizens gnawing at its innards and threatening conventional wisdom -- individuals like Thomas Jefferson, Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin…successful nations must be free societies where diversity of thought is not only tolerated but seen as the intelligent response to a constantly changing world." ...more

Dr. James D. Watson
Liberty Medal acceptance speech, July 4, 2000

 

Every successful society must possess citizens gnawing at its innards and threatening conventional wisdom -- individuals like Thomas Jefferson, Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin…successful nations must be free societies where diversity of thought is not only tolerated but seen as the intelligent response to a constantly changing world...One can only hope that, on balance, all this work will result more good than evil… In particular, that it will increase freedom from deprivation, one of the freedoms delineated in the concepts of freedom associated with The Liberty Medal" ...more

Dr. Francis Crick
Liberty Medal acceptance remarks, July 4, 2000

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