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Letters from the June 12, 2004, issue of Science News

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3:35pm, June 8, 2004

Go with the flow

In "Tales of the Undammed: Removing barriers doesn't automatically restore river health" (SN: 4/10/04, p. 235: Tales of the Undammed), the photo comparison of the dam site is deceptive because the two photos of the same spot appear to have been taken during different seasons. Hence, the lower photo shows a scene that appears excessively desolate, but not because of the loss of the dam.

Michael C. Reed
Kalamazoo, Mich
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Yes, Sir, you did

I described everything in "Primal Progress: Pattern hunters spy order among prime numbers" (SN: 4/24/04, p. 260: Primal Progress: Pattern hunters spy order among prime numbers) almost 50 years ago in The City and the Stars (1956, Harcourt, Brace, and World). See chapter 6: "He set up the matrix of all possible integers, and started his computer stringing the primes across its surface as beads might be

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