Science: Prose v. Jargon

Edgar Zodiag Friedenberg, 17, is the youngest person ever to appear on a convention program of the American Chemical Society. He is also the brashest. A precocious, articulate young man with an active mind and critical spirit, son of a retired Louisiana merchant, Edgar will graduate this June, loaded with honors, from Centenary College (Shreveport, La.), expects to start graduate study next fall at Stanford. In his 17 years Edgar Friedenberg has been much annoyed by scientific jargon. Last week he addressed the conference on chemical education during the society's spring meeting at Dallas. Far from displaying stage fright or obsequiousness,...

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