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    Re: AP terminology, WAS: 2-Body Fix -- take three
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2009 Nov 13, 20:45 -0800

    John, you wrote:
    "See Frank, there is indeed great confusion about the role of the AP in
    the intercept method."
    I've seen a small amount of confusion, but most of it falls in the "debatable" 
    category, and plenty of it is merely semantic (COMPLETELY distinct from 
    "politically correct" as you put it). Only a couple of side points in the 
    replies really struck me as confused. But where's your original point here? 
    You said that the TERM "assumed position" caused confusion, right? I don't 
    see anything here that corresponds to that point. It strikes me that it may 
    have caused you personally some real confusion when you were learning 
    celestial (were you self-taught? did you take a class? have you taught many 
    classes in celestial? --just wondering, for perspective). Did the TERM cause 
    you confusion or did the concept confuse you?
    Incidentally, a lot of points have been made and there have been a lot of 
    replies to your questions and also some questions directed back to you, but 
    you don't seem to have paid them much attention. If you ask a rhetorical 
    question, like the one you did about "why not calculate the LOP directly," 
    don't you think you should at least let us know if this was the point you 
    were trying to make? Or are we all confused?! :-)
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