Thanks for watching the video! An absolute high in my short career integrating science, music, and video.
More is coming soon on the story of the Rosalind Franklin video. For now, here are some opportunities to go deeper with the content.
Rap Genius Annotations: The lyrics to “Rosalind Franklin vs. Watson & Crick” can be seen here. Thanks to rapgenius, people can annotate these lyrics, providing explanations and links for each line. Search for the deeper meaning to the “She needs to change her hair” line, or the rap reference of the “I’m a scientist… man” line.
Books: I’d recommend starting with The Double Helix by James Watson for his side of the story. Check out Rosalind Franklin and DNA by Anne Sayre for a pro-Rosalind rebuttal. And look at the Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox for an attempt to split the difference.
Lastly, if you are a student or a teacher and can figure out a creative way to incorporate this into your class, I want to hear about it! Post a comment here and let me know what you have in mind.
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