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    Celestial arts and crafts
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Mar 26, 09:02 -0700

    This is a recurring topic for NavList: is celestial navigation an "art"? Hewitt has described it as an art in a few recent messages. If so, what does that mean? Painting landscapes is an art --even if you're bad at it, it is an ATTEMPT to create art as opposed to drawing mere representational surveys. How about painting houses? Is that an art --ever? Obviously celestial navigation has its origins in and is founded upon scientific and mathematical principles, so its foundations are generally considered the opposite of art. That doesn't preclude some sort of "art" in the practice. Or is this just semantics? Is a navigator an artist or an artisan or just a craftsman?

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