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But what if the creators of the ancient AntiKythera machine were smarter than we think?

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Further to New clue in riddle regarding ancient computing machine? (Greeks could predict eclipses at an earlier stage than believed), biophysicist Kirk Durston writes to say,

Not sure they should assume that because the first eclipse it was programmed for was 205 BC that, therefore, it dates to around that time. If it were me building such a thing, I might want to program in a few previous, known eclipses to use as a way of calibrating, or re-calibrating, the tool.

Thoughts?

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One Reply to “But what if the creators of the ancient AntiKythera machine were smarter than we think?

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    bornagain77 says:

    OT: Biological Information – Not Junk After All 11-29-2014 by Paul Giem – video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO-7kVBA_JM
    In the book “Biological Information: New Perspectives” the chapter entitled “Not Junk After All: Non-Protein-Coding DNA Carries Extensive Biological Information” discusses the various functions of DNA and finds that non-functional DNA is a small minority.

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