Another Dark Little Corner
Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.
There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought. Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]
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Some people are throwing doubt on the accepted story of the development of Penicillin - apparently the aliens did it (again)! Why is there so much doubt of what humans are capable of?
So you don't believe the Universities of Sheffield ( www.shef.ac.uk/mbb/mbb-own/mbbhist0.html ) & Oxford, Howard Florey ( www.tallpoppies.net.au/florey/researcher/theperson/main-content.html ) and Ernst Chain?
[The history of penicillin] is a complex tale of accident, serendipity, oversight, conflict, the pressure of war, idiosyncratic personalities ...
These are two good sites - the BBC one gives lots of different aspects & details, the other talks about the different legends that build up about important events & people.
And these are some fairly detailed descriptions of the work "from the horse's mouth":
www.nobel.se/medicine/laureates/1945/fleming-lecture.pdf(details of early work & warning of resistance)
www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m1373/3_53/98754825/p1/article.jhtml (The German quest for penicillin.)