HotAIR - AIR Vents -- Lugnut 2


AIR Vents -- The Lugnut Letters (Part 2 of 2)

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Double Helix Discovery

Alas poor Louis the Lugnut! I will miss him. It was Louis, after all, who gave us a detailed correct description of the double helical structure of DNA, a good three years before Watson and Crick published their "breakthrough" paper on the subject. And who got all the credit and the Nobel Prizes? I'll give you a hint: it wasn't Louis the Lugnut.

Carl Erik Nurmi, Ph.D.
Institute for Cell Culture
Helsinki, Finland

Iridium Inspiration

No more Louis the Lugnut comics? It was one of the first comic strips to introduce a significantly strong female character: Iridium Irma. There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of us female scientists and doctors who stuck with it because we had Irma as a shining example. How about a regular Irma Iridium comic?

Alecia Monckton Fisk, M.D.
Parma, Ohio

Got His Number

I suppose all good things must come to an (untimely) end. I am glad, though, that Louis the Lugnut's last conscious action was to refuse to write down his solution to Fermat's last problem. (By the way, is there going to be a second edition to the Louis the Lugnut book?)

Herbert Nasfaria, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics and Physics
Western Australia Research Station #4
Nedlands, Australia

Louis on Ice

Twenty-three years ago Louis the Lugnut explained the reason why some icebergs are green. This year, 1993, some big time scientists published a "breakthrough elucidation of this longstanding question." Funny thing - their explanation was identical with what Louis the Lugnut said in 1970. Now that Louis is gone, where are all these scientists going to get their brilliant ideas?

Denise B. Perutz, M.D.
Toronto, Ontario

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