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Halley's quest; a selfless genius and his troubled Paramore.


Halley's quest; a selfless self·less  
Having, exhibiting, or motivated by no concern for oneself; unselfish: "Volunteers need both selfish and selfless motives to sustain their interest" Natalie de Combray.
 genius and his troubled Paramore Paramore (pronounced "Per-a-mour" (IPA: /ˈpærəmɔər/)) is an American pop rock[1] band that formed in Franklin, Tennessee in 2002. .

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Science writer Wakefield describes Edmond Halley's greatest achievement, which was not predicting the course of the comet that bears his name, but accurate navigation involving the determination of true v. magnetic north and thereby longitude longitude (lŏn`jĭtd'), angular distance on the earth's surface measured along any latitude line such as the equator east or west of the prime meridian. . Already adept at "being there first" ahead of his academic competitors, he was literally "there first" in a small sailing craft loaded with his scientific ideas about how the earth worked and the sailors' animosity. Thus he nearly single-handedly succeeded at making British military and commercial shipping the most likely to "be there" at the right time, securing himself relatively little but making Britain the leading colonial power.

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