Re: future language

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    Dear Trupeljak,

    > > Prediction of, say, the motions of the planets is different because
    > > one can predict the position of the planets with accuracy.
    > Nope. Anyone who has ever been involved in orbital mechanics of the
    > asteroid watchers, or modelling the moons and rings of Saturn and
    > Jupiter, is going to tell you that this is again just a question of
    > timescale. Quite a few bodies in our system exhibit chaotic behavior.

    Indeed, the whole solar system is chaotic. This was proved in the 90s.
    As you say, it is a question of time scale. :-)



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