Talk:Hipparchic cycle

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Someone added a "no references tag". I removed it. The references to the relevant paragraphs in the Almagest are given in-line. Almost everything we know about Hipparchos and his work comes from the Almagest. Maybe the editor wants Wiki-style references. I can't be bothered. First, Wikipedia changed its referencing method and syntax several times and I am fed up with re-doing previous work. Moreover, I think the Wiki references are stupid because they do not make a distinction between a footnote and a literature reference. Finally, as a scientist I think a convention with numbered references sucks totally. I prefer the convention that has author(s) and year in-line, and exact refs in a list ordered alphabetically by first author name. Tom Peters (talk) 21:51, 30 December 2009 (UTC)