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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!
    "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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