Corrections and Clarifications


Science  04 Dec 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3649, pp. 1284
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3649.1284-a


Misplaced punctuation changed the meaning of N. G. Neare's lyrical tribute to snails in his letter in the issue of 27 November. The correct version: Let's not bewail the lowly snail At several ergs retrorse, But rather hail that for his scale He matches man or horse If each is first complete immersed. Test Jobin, dunked, or Ippen, One-third his weight athwart his pate; Assuredly he'd be slippin'!