My guess is that if you asked K8RI to walk and one of your barn swallows
to fly to a neutral spot previously unknown to either of them, K8RI
would get there first ...
Bob Bogash wrote:
> My barn swallows travel from NW Washington to Argentina and return, 8400
> nautical miles minimum each way, returning to the same hidden nest that
> ONLY THEY could know the location of. And, they do it on-time, year
> after year, with an accuracy that far surpasses the smartest smart bomb
> or navigation system.
> The term is CEP - circular error probability. The bird's CEP is
> approximately 1 cm at near 100% probability. For comparison, a Trident
> II warhead has a CEP of 90 meters; thus, each warhead will impact within
> 90 meters of the target point with a probability of 50%.
> For LGM-30 Minuteman III warheads, the CEP is 275 meters for the three
> 170 kt W62 warheads contained in General Electric (GE) Mk 12 RVs, and
> 220 meters for the three 335 kt W78 warheads contained in GE Mk 12A RVs.
> Incidentally, the Trident range, at about 4000 nm, while impressive, is
> less than half that of the birds.
> The Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, and even the open Atlantic
> from the Maritime Provinces of Canada to the northern coast of South America
> are regularly crossed by many songbirds. These large open bodies of
> water are
> not just a physical challenge, but a navigational triumph of immense
> proportions, with virtually no navigation landmarks available for
> guidance, and terrible difficulties due to wind and weather. These are
> the the little ones that are "at the shallow end of the gene pool"
> intelligence wise according to K8RI.
> I wonder whether his navigational skills are comparable?
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