In order to stimulate interest in science among the nation's youth, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Associate Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Institute, has suggested scientific fairy tales to accompany "Mother Goose" stories. Bed-time lessons "on the origin of the numeral zero" should be inculcated in children in order to give them "a basic interest in science from an early age," preferably before they enter kindergarten.
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