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    Re: Lunars by Moon declination. was: [NAV-L] Thomas Jefferson and Lunar Obs.
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2005 Apr 2, 01:39 EST
    I wrote previously:
    "I should add that, of course, we *know* that the 5" per minute is incorrect,
    so the source of the error is merely "academic". The calculation is utterly
    trivial and even if Dunbar wrote it down wrong in his letter, no doubt he
    knew the correct number (the 6 degrees in 24 was right)."
     
    And George Huxtable replied:
    "Perhaps Dunbar got it wrong: or perhaps Frank got it wrong when it was
    transcribed, and then failed to notice the unlikely resulting value. Is he
    just avoiding admitting that?"
     
    Wow. I EXPLICITLY stated that we knew that the 5" per minute was incorrect. HOW DARE YOU suggest intellectual dishonesty on my part. Was this your goal all along? We all AGREED that it was 15 and not 5 --the calculation is UTTERLY TRIVIAL. But you ignored that fact. It now seems that you were hoping to catch me in an error and then slam me for it. No, George, not my transcription, not my letter to Jefferson.
     
    -FER
     
       
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