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    Re: Amerigo Vespucci's navigational claims
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2007 Aug 13, 00:02 -0400

    
    On Aug 12, 2007, at 10:18 PM, James R. Van Zandt wrote:
    
    >  Fred Hebard writes:
    >
    >    I also found interesting the quote, "the difference between
    > magic and
    >    science is narrower than most people think today."  Certainly the
    >    skill needed to become proficient in the use of a sextant, not to
    >    mention sight reduction, makes proficiency appear as magic.
    > This is
    >    predates the use of any of the magical electronic devices with
    > which
    >    we are becoming familiar.
    >
    > The quote is just another form of Clark's third law "Any sufficiently
    > advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic".
    >
    >                - Jim Van Zandt
    
    I was hoping it was a bit more than that.
    
    
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