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    Re: Is Sextant an Optical Device?
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Oct 4, 11:13 -0500

    A sextant without telescope measures angles between two light sources.
    I don't know what you mean by optics. It isn't only lenses.
    On Fri, 4 Oct 2002 04:49:13 -0700, David Weilacher wrote:
    >How about a ruler that has a magnefying bar along its length.  It meets all
    >the same criteria for calling it an optical device that sextants do.  If your
    >eyesight is good, it works just as well.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                        J36 Gjo/a
    "If Brecht had directed 'Waiting for Godot,'  he would have hung a large sign 
    at the back of the stage reading 'He's not going to come, you know. ' "   -- 
    Terry Eagleton

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