Religion: Divine Spark

". . . From an evolutive point of view, the greatest invention of Nature is death."

So wrote French Biophysicist Pierre Lecomte du Noüy, who had noted that lower forms of life reproduce by dividing, and therefore never die a natural death. Last week, Nature's great invention was applied to 64-year-old Dr. du Noüy.

Paris-born Scientist-Author du Noüy was at one time a member of the Rockefeller Institute, head of biophysics at the Pasteur Institute, a director of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne. As a young officer in the French Army,...

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