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    Re: Latitude by Lunar Distance
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2006 Nov 11, 11:22 +1100

     Frank wrote:
    >
    > I think [position via moon parallax is]
    > quite a novel concept for this group of people. I suppose that's why a
    > couple of people were determined to attack it instead of trying it out.
    
    Having followed this topic with some interest, as was also shown by
    others, I don't recall 'attacks' as such. What I do remember are
    requests for more detailed information, and perhaps the expression of
    a little frustration when this was not forthcoming. Don't be so quick
    to assume the mantle of the martyr, Frank. Do feel encouraged to
    explain fully new concepts.
    
    The other interesting aspect here is that we now know this idea was
    described in 1912...how?
    
    Because it was published in a peer-reviewed journal and has thus
    endured 94 years so far. I seem to remember some pooh-poohing of this
    suggestion when proposed as appropriate for Frank. Perhaps the value
    of publication in such journals has been supported by this revelation.
    
    The advantage of peer review before publication is that the process
    (should) ensure that the idea is complete (whole), is well expressed,
    and (hopefully) able to be demonstrated. It makes a good idea better,
    while weeding out the others.
    
    Which brings us full circle to the shortcomings of the expression of
    this idea as presented.
    
    100% for ingenuity, Frank; but only 30% for clear expression.
    
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