Ronny C Woodruff
(by rwoodru from bgsu.edu)
Thu Dec 6 17:34:11 EST 2012
Does anyone have the para~ts D. melanogaster mutant? Thanks, Ron Woodruff
R. C. Woodruff
Distinguished Research Professor
CoEditor-in-Chief , GENETICA
Department of Biological Sciences
Corner Merry and N. College
Life Sciences Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
email: rwoodru from bgsu.edu
Who wrote these or where did they appear?
1. "Don't forget, no you, who you are and where you stand in this struggle."
2. "...a history of kitchen and bathroom doodling can give one an intuitive
understanding of population genetics."
3. "North Alabama was full of Liquor Interests, Big Mules, steel companies,
Republicans, professors, and other persons of no background." ( )
4. "I am no breeching scholar in the schools.
I'll not be tied to hours, nor 'pointed times,
But learn my lessons as I please myself." ( )
5. "If we're not follish young, we're follish old" ( )
6. "Our genomes badly need worming" ( )
7. "Meine Zeit wird schon kommen"-"My time will come" ( )
8. "Our doubts are traitors and makes us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt" ( )
9. "Beer's a food" ( )
10. "I am not aware that the tone of society [Australia] has yet assumed any
peculiar character, but with such habits & without intellectual
pursuits, it can hardly fail to deteriorate (& become like that of the
people of the United States)". ( )
11. "Thou, Nature, art my goddess, to thy law
My services are bound" ( )
12. "We can't turn back the days that have gone. We can't turn life back to
the hours when our lungs were sound, our blood hot, our bodies young. We
are a flash of fire--a brain, a heart, a spirit. And we are
three-cents-worth of lime and iron-which we cannot get back." ( )
13. "...world, world, o world,
But that thy strange mutations make us hate thee,
Life would not yield to age." ( )
14. "Men should be what they seem;" ( )
15. "I returned home, much older
after crossing the world.
Now I ask questions of nobody.
But I know less every day". ( )
16. "That year all the students seemed to mutate..." ( )
17. "Clearly, advantageous mutations should be much less frequent than
deleterious mutations." ( )
18. "Education is all right, it's the people that spoil it." ( )
19. "What I shrink from, I believe, is the shame of dying as stupid and
befuddled as I am" ( )
20. "The day was made for laziness, and lying on one's back in green places,
and staring at the sky till its brightness forced one to shut one's eyes
and go to sleep; and was this a time to be poring over musty books in a
dark room, slighted by the very sun itself? Monstrous! ( )
21. "In her winter dress, as now, she was like the tiger-beetle, which, when
observed in dull situations, seems to be of the quietest neutral colour,
but under a full illumination blazes with dazzling splendour" ( )
22. "I used to love to drift along the pale-yellow cornfields, looking for the
damp spots one sometimes found at their edges, where the smartweed soon
turned a rich copper colour and the narrow brown leaves hung curled like
cocoons about the swollen joints of the stem." ( )
23. "Sixty-seven years later, alone again, in a Jackson developed beyond her
imagining, widowed, nearly all the adventures of her life in the past,
she recalled the earlier memory of solitude. Outside, her overgrown
garden, full of trees, the ground dry, yellow, waiting for rain." ( )
24. "of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body" ()
25. "There is commonly less money, less wisdom, and less good faith than men
do account upon." ( )
26. "God so loved the world that he made fruit flies" ( )
27. "Uniform pleasantness is rather a defect than a faculty. It shows that a
man hasn't sense enough to know whom to dispise" ( )
28. "How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures
involving quantum mechanics!" = ?
29. "I never give them hell, I just tell the truth and they think it's hell."
30. "...natural history, youth's glorious study, has, by dint of cellular
improvements, become a hateful and repulsive thing." ( )
31. "That nobody should remember me who knew me in other days, is natural
enough; but there are few people who, seeing me once, forget me now." ()
32. "Whatever my hearers might do, I myself always learned something by
lecturing. And to those who have experience of what a heart-breaking
business teaching is--how much the can't-learns and won't-learns and
don't-learns predominate over the do-learns--will understand the comfort
of that reflection"
33. Noli turbare circulos meos Don't disturb my circles
34. Nullius in verba Don't take anyone's word for it
35. "You see our pretty things are all outdoors."
36. "You're bound to get ideas if you go thinkin about stuff."
37. "None of us can cast stones, for we are all fellow mutants together."
38. "It seems to me that the earth may be borrowed but not bought. It may be
used, but not owned. It gives itself in response to love and tending, offers its
seasonal flowering and fruiting. But we are tenants and not possessors,
lovers and not masters. Cross Creek belongs to the wind and the rain, to
the sun and the seasons, to the cosmic secrecy of seed, and beyond all,
39. "...Nought may endure but Mutability"
40. "And if we seem a small factor in a huge pattern, nevertheless it is of relative importance.
... And so we went"
41. "Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I've got others"
42. "Night was come, and her planets were risen: a safe still night; too serene for the companionship of fear. We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us: and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence."
43. "It was a fine, busy, breathing, rustic landscape; and as I continued to descend, the highlands of Gevaudan kept mounting in front of me against the sky."
44. "When I stopped to drink,
Upon the slimy foot-stone I espied
The useless fragment of a wooden bowl:
Green with the moss of years, a sight it was;
It moved my heart, recalling former times
When I could never pass this road but she
Who lived within these walls, when I appeared,
A daughter's welcome gave me, and I loved her
As my own child. O Sir! the good die first, ..."
45. "We do not want the old to be sharper than we. It is bad enough that they were there first, and got the best things."
46. "He needed to wake up each day and think about how the natural world, not the human world, worked".
47. "Hell is empty, And all the devils are here".
48. "You asked what I remember of that time.
I remember the way the Montana summer seemed to be over be-
fore it had begun, and yet how each day seemed to last forever.
I remember the dirt, the wind, and the ever-threatening weather.
I remember Augustus working on a bluff, his easel shaded by a
large canvas umbrella, the river coursing through the landscape down
I remember the rush of water over stones and over me, too, when
Maggie convinced me to accompany her on her evening swim.
I remember sitting with my back against a tree as the stars slowly
revealed themselves one by one in the darkening sky.
And the bones. I will never forget the bones."
49. "After lecturing twice this winter I feel that I am in danger of cheapening
myself by trying to become a successful lecturer, i.e., to interest my audiences.
I am disappointed to find that most that I am and value myself is lost, or worse
than lost, on my audience. I fail to get even the attention of the mass. I should
suit them better if I suited myself less."
1. "So much things to say" Bob Marley
2. "Frogs, flies, and dandelions" M. Schilthuizen
3. "To Kill a Mockingbird" Harper Lee
4. "The Taming of the Shrew"
5. The Knight's Tale, "The Canterbury Tales"
6. Matt Ridley, "Genome"
7. Gregor Mendel
8. "Measure for Measure"
9. "Green Hills of Africa"
10. Charles Darwin's Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle
11. "King Lear"
12. "Look Homeward Angel"
13. "King Lear"
15. "And How Long", Pablo Neruda
16. "Ship Fever, Andrea Barrett
17. "The Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution", Motoo Kimura
18. Bartender in movie Easter Parade
19. "Waiting for the Barbrians". J. M. Coetzee
20. "The Old Curiosity Shop" Charles Dickens
21. "The Return of the Native" Thomas Hardy
22. "My Antonia" Willa Cather
23 "A Turn in the South" V. S. Naipaul
24. Ecclesiastes 12:12
25. "The Advancement of Learning" Francis Bacon
27. "A Pair of Blue Eyes", Thomas Hardy
29. Harry Truman
30. Jean-Henri Fabre. 1879. "Souvenirs Entomologiques"
31. Dickens "Nicholas Nickleby"
32. Thomas H. Huxley "Man's Place in Nature"
33. Archimedes 212 or 211 BC
34. Royal Society motto
35. Robert Frost "The Housekepper"
36 Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath"
37. H. J. Muller, 1950
38. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, "Cross Creek"
39. Shelley "Mutability"
40. John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts "The Log from the Sea of Cortez"
41. Marx (Groucho not Karl)
42. Charlotte Bronte " Jane Eyre"
43. Robert Louis Stevenson "Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes"
44. William Wordsworth "The Pedlar and the Ruined Cottage"
45. Gore Vidal "Burr"
46. "Francis Crick..." by Matt Ridley
47. "The Tempest"
48. Diane Smith, "Pictures from an Expedition"
49. David Henry Thoreau, "The Journal, 1837 - 1861"
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