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    Re: Lunar Distance in Wikipedia
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2007 Aug 3, 10:06 -0400

    
    On Aug 3, 2007, at 9:54 AM, 539dkp802{at}sneakemail.com wrote:
    
    >
    > I see you and George still hashing some things out.
    > I think Frank's work can be mentioned in a paragraph on how "lunars
    > enthusiasts are still developing and testing refinements... Frank
    > Reed's
    > method(citation of Nav-L discussion thread)(citation of Frank's lunars
    > website) is similar to ..... but differs in ...".  This avoids a
    > "presentation of original work", and keeps things within the realm of
    > verifiability.  After all, Frank has not yet published the method,
    > and we
    > haven't seen published evidence that other practitioners have put
    > the theory
    > to the test by presenting the data from a carefully-designed set of
    > test
    > cases.  And we haven't seen an exhaustive literature search to find
    > out if
    > the exact same thing hasn't been tried before.
    
    I believe Frank will be the first to admit that the method for which
    he has coded a java applet is just about, if not identical to the
    method promoted by Bowditch and his source (can't remember Bowditch's
    source's name).
    
    Bruce Stark's method is new.  He wrote a paper for the Navigation
    Newsletter on it, if I recall correctly.  It also was explained on
    the Navlist, in somewhat fractured posts (but one could "refer" to
    the thread).
    
    
    
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