Of Sugar and Spice

My, my, my. As the mother of a 10-year old girl--and as a former 10-year old girl myself--I am surprised that The Scientist feels so confident that "hiking, camping, exploring the wilds, reading"1 are somehow the province of 10-year-old boys. I suspect the members of my Girl Scout Troop will be, too. Good thing this knowledge somehow escaped the attention of one-time 10-year-old girls from Anna Botsford Comstock to Rachel Carson to Jane Goodall, and of course, Lynn Margulis herself.

Margaret Doris
Newton, Mass.

1. C. Bahls, "Lynn Margulis," The Scientist, 17[13]:11, June 30, 2003.

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