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    Re: The flat earth notion
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2003 Nov 5, 14:49 +1100

    Any chance of a little more explanation about what this (eg 'flagpole
    paradigm')  is all about?
    
    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Herbert Prinz"
    >
    > It is unfortunate that an uncritical use of the 'flagpole paradigm' has
    crept into
    > many otherwise good texts on celestial navigation. See, for instance,
    Susan P.
    > Howell, Practical Celestial Navigation. As useful as the paradigm might be
    as a
    > mnemotechnical aid, it is totally inadequate as an explanation.
    Personally, I
    > prefer Computed Greater Away = CGA = Coast Guard Academy. Not only does it
    work
    > for negative Hc as well (an upside down flagpole doesn't), but it is so
    obviously
    > silly that it could not possibly be mistaken for a real explanation.
    
    
    

       
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