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Chef wrote:

> This just in from John:
>
> I just updated that page, please announce this and repost the
> link to that same page

For the moment, I shall look at just one of the points on that updated page.

It has a link to this page, which states the following -
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By mid-1999 I had received a statement from an astronomer at Johns Hopkins University to the effect that ‘it is not possible that the Maya could see the Galactic Center.’ My general response to this opinion is that the region of the Galactic Center should be more generally identified as the “nuclear bulge” which can be noticed with naked eye observation because the Milky Way is wider in that region and there are more bright stars there.
That statement had already been examined here. Paraphrasing, the points made on the latter site were as follows -

1. What were the actual objections made by the JHU astronomer?

2. In the context of what was being discussed, JMJ's statement that "there are more bright stars there" was not sufficiently precise. Could he provide a clearer definition of what he meant? What, for instance, did he mean by "bright"?

3. The region described by the phrase "nuclear bulge" is so extensive that it introduces too great an area of uncertainty for JMJ's hypothesis to remain tenable.

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John Major Jenkins replies re 2012 291 Poster Boy 02-Apr-11 18:48
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Re: and now, the moment you've been waiting for . . . 144 Merrell 02-Apr-11 21:32
Re: and now, the moment you've been waiting for . . . 135 Poster Boy 03-Apr-11 00:57
surprise, surprise ! 115 Poster Boy 03-Apr-11 01:06
Chef, please make your links clickable (n/t) 112 David L 24-Jun-11 01:44
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