Re: [LEAPSECS] mining for data about time - Reply

From: John Cowan <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 10:56:47 -0400

James Johnson scripsit:

> However I have pondered over this situation for some time, and would offer
> this humble suggestion. As scientist we trained there are no coincidences, that
> there are facts to substantiate happenings.

Consider the angular diameter of the Sun and the Moon as seen from
the Earth. They are the same within 10% (worst case), and the discrepancy
can be as small as 0%. Coincidence? I think so!

[W]hen I wrote it I was more than a little              John Cowan
febrile with foodpoisoning from an antique carrot
that I foolishly ate out of an illjudged faith
in the benignancy of vegetables.  --And Rosta 
Received on Tue Aug 19 2003 - 07:57:07 PDT

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