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    Re: Still on LOPs
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Apr 22, 12:33 -0500

    On Sun, 21 Apr 2002 06:19:34 +1000, Peter Fogg wrote:
    
    >
    >What they were good at to a degree it is difficult to comprehend was observe
    >and take note of the myriad tiny natural signs which added up to a intuitive,
    >and useful, whole. Other people did the same, for example: Australian
    >aborigines could track some animal across a stony desert where a white
    >companion could see no track at all. Along the way he would learn not only
    
    We have no way of knowing what the success rate was for any of these
    unquantified methods. That doesn't mean they didn't work.
    
    OTOH, a well known near analog is the ability of experienced birders to
    make positive identifications of familiar species beyond their own
    eyesight resolution.
    
    Viking navigation is easier to explain. Mirages and Polaris.
    
    
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                                  J36 Gjo/a
    
    
    "Curse thee, thou quadrant. No longer will I guide my earthly way by thee."  Capt. Ahab
    
    
    

       
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