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.
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?
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?)
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?
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