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    Re: Long-term orbit predictability: was [Nav-l] Delta-T
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Dec 5, 15:30 EST
    George H wrote:
    "Here we disagree, and strongly. Unpredictable divergences show up over a
    MUCH shorter period, tens or perhaps hundreds of thousands of years
    (depending on what accuracy is being called for)."
     
    LOL. An unfalsifiable statement!
     
    And:
    "He concluded that predictability of the orbits
    of the inner planets of the solar system, including the Earth, is lost
    "within a few tens of millions of years"."
     
    THAT is a fair statement. The positions of the planet can be predicted for MILLIONS of years, but beyond that, only statistical analyses are possible so far.
     
    Of one of my comments, George H wrote:
    "Which I suggest is no more than word-play."
     
    Do you disagree with what I wrote, or are you just criticizing my prose?
     
    No reply necessary. This thread is now WAY off-topic for Nav-L. I'm going to try to jumpstart some navigational threads.
     
    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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