Thursday, January 3, 2013

Respectful Adios

(photo credit to the web page of Dr. Carl Woese, The school of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
I feel as if I have lost a long known friend, but really Dr. Carl Woese is a teacher (like Dronocharya to Ekalavya in Mahabharata) not only to me, but to many microbiologists around the world. I do not know him personally, but that does not diminish my anguish at this moment. He was a pioneer who saw more than what others were seeing into the microbial world. Though i am aware that none and nothing can prevent the functioning of kalachakra, i wish that his inquisitive mind motivate us to continue the exploration into the unseen and unknown microbial world.

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