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Tales Stimulate Kids, Hynek Letter Explains

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"Science begins with the wide-eyed wonder of the nursery," J. Allen Hynek, Associate Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, said in a letter to the Boston Herald yesterday.

Hynek was amplifying his suggestion of last week that children be told "scientific fairy tales" to stimulate their interest in technical subjects. "There are many stories of science that can be warmly and entrancingly told, and can become part of childhood's heritage," he said.

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