The secret of life

On February 28, 1953, 67 years ago this week, two scientists made a discovery that would forever change the way people understood the human body. On this day, James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the famous “double helix” structure of DNA.

This ground-breaking discovery proved that DNA could indeed carry complex data. It also allowed people of all ages to understand the human body in new and exciting ways. In announcing their discovery, the scientists exclaimed, “We have discovered the secret of life!”

As scientifically significant as this discovery was, I would propose to you that the secret of life is something else entirely. I suggest that the real secret of life is death. Continue reading “The secret of life”