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    Re: Lost people DO follow circles, says research
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2009 Aug 24, 00:03 -0400

    > From: Peter Fogg 
    > That people without a sense of orientation describe circles seems
    > well-established, and as the researchers point out, the circles can be
    > surprisingly small (circa 20-metres).  But the reasons as suggested just
    > appear to be speculation.  Nobody seems to really know why.
    A massive body of research, compiled and tabulated in a study by Burchell &
    Burchell of Burchell University, clearly indicates that over eons of
    evolution man has been "programmed" to seek out the most direct (great
    circle) route. Evolution or intelligent design, your call.
    A non-beneficial mutation has resulted in traveling in very small circles.
    In the past natural selection typically eliminated folks with this mutation
    from the gene pool.  Thanks to electronics, and lately GPS, it appears that
    Darwinian evolution has again met it match.
    I am unable to release the research until it is published in a peer-review
    journal (I am hoping for National Lampoon).
    Hope that helps,
    Bill Burchell
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