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    Re: Newton and Halley
    From: Michael Daly
    Date: 2007 Nov 18, 01:26 -0500

    George Huxtable wrote:
    
    > If Daly is going back to his earler mention of Taylor's "Haven-seeking art",
    > I thought that had been withdrawn by him as being in error, after I had
    > pointed that out.
    
    The error is only on whether Heath had made it for Newton, not whether
    Heath had displayed such an instrument.  The error was made by me (not
    checking the years Heath operated) not Taylor.
    
    > If indeed he now wishes to rely on it, it's a pretty
    > indirect chain of evidence. He quotes Taylor as authority,.
    
    Taylor has made a lot of contributions to the study of history over a
    long career.  She passes a higher standard than an anonymous author.
    
    Mike
    
    
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