[extropy-chat] nuclear spring

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 18:34:13 UTC 2006

On 12/12/06, Amara Graps wrote:
> Bill K
> >Remember Carl Sagan makes errors just like everybody else.  :)
> That's a misleading statement.
> Qualitatively, the TTAPS studies were correct. Quantitatively, the
> models improved as the data and the dimensionality and the grid resolution
> on the models improved. (I don't think that the original computer
> models were 3D, for example.)
> to sum up:
> Yes, the initial predictions were probably wrong.
> Yes, the physics was/is probably right.

Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to the following paragraphs
in my post where Sagan over-estimated the effect of the burning
Kuwaiti oil wells and admitted his mistake.

I have no quarrel at all with the TTAPS studies or with Sagan's normal
brilliance as a scientist.


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