James Watson (1928- )

James Dewey Watson was born in Chicago. As a child, he was bright and inquisitive. One of his favorite words was “why?” and he wasn’t satisfied with simple answers. He accumulated a lot of knowledge by reading the World Almanac, and won $100 as a…

Francis Crick (1916-2004)

Francis Harry Compton Crick was born in a small town near Northampton, England. As a child, Crick was very inquisitive and he read all of the books of Children’s Encyclopedia that his parents bought him. He found the sections that dealt with science most interesting.…