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#1921 Tabaluga

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:01 AM

Well it was a reference to the famous sentence from the Watson-Crick paper (said to be one of the greatest understatements in biology Posted Image ): "It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material."

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:54 AM

Well it was a reference to the famous sentence from the Watson-Crick paper (said to be one of the greatest understatements in biology Posted Image ): "It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material."

seems as if I've to read at least this paper somewhen Posted Image . the next quote comes, at the moment I've no idea Posted Image

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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#1923 Tabaluga

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:02 AM

oh ok, i thought this sentence was widely known (amongst the members if this nice forum at least;) )and thus thought it would be a good clue

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1924 hobglobin

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:45 AM

Okay a new one: more or less contemporary, English

Quite a few stowaways were discovered: some of the more conspicuous beetles, a few rats who had unwisely gorged themselves during the voyage and got too fat, even a snake or two.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


#1925 Tabaluga

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

Life of Pi by Martel ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1926 hobglobin

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:17 AM

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One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


#1927 casandra

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:57 AM

how about something more obvious- any of the 'The Stowaway' novels? :lol:
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:04 PM

nope, it's not a sequel...(from which author are they btw?)...it's more a collection of short stories which are connected

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


#1929 Tabaluga

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:40 PM

Cloud Atlas by Mitchell ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1930 hobglobin

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

no...there's no film adaptation and it's not a novel anyway...and the author is contemporary, the book not really...

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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#1931 casandra

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

from one of Stephen King's? the fat rats and snake seem to fit...
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
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#1932 hobglobin

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:11 PM

no, not horror (or Scifi), the animals have a different purpose...Posted Image (though some are purposeless)

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That is....if she posts at all.


#1933 casandra

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:15 PM

is this another travelogue (ship?)...based on 'real' adventures? From Halliburton?
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#1934 hobglobin

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:23 PM

ship is a good clue...but not really a travelogue

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


#1935 casandra

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:51 PM

then how about war? Monsarrat's The Cruel Sea? oops but this is just one novel....:D
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