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    Re: Bauer's book, was Re: Newton and Halley
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2007 Dec 7, 05:42 +1100


    Wolfgang writes:
    But Robert Eno's post mentioning the "coconut sextant" merits another
    comment: There is no evidence whatever that such a device existed. The ample
    literature ...

    Wolfgang, I've never heard of this "coconut sextant" either. I suspect Robert was pulling our leg, ever so gently.  He was making what we call a 'joke'.  In this case, a statement that is not meant to be taken entirely seriously.  Such peculiar 'joke' phenomena can be intended to cause a strange emotion called humour to occur ...

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