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Once more science fiction predicts the future!

In SF#85, the paper by M. Lampl et al demonstrated how children actually grow in sharp spurts, contrary to scientific expectations. It seems that H.G. Wells foresaw this discovery in his novel The Food of the Gods, published first in 1904. Wells had his Professor Redwood working with a measuring tape, too:

M. Lampl et al demonstrated how children actually grow in sharp spurts

(Wells, H.G.; Seven Famous Novels, Knopf, New York, 1934. Cr. A. Mebane)

From Science Frontiers #86, MAR-APR 1993. 1993-2000 William R. Corliss