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> I deviated from that 'few km' by 5,000km.

Reread what you're responding to; he's talking about people staying within that distance of the surface of the earth, not people staying within that distance of their home city. The list of people who have been more than ~25 km away from the surface of the earth is very, very small.

It was a good answer to the previous post: staying within 25 km of the earth's surface (with a few exceptions) means we're all "predictable" in some sense, but we're all very unpredictable in other senses -- much like the pendulum is predictable in some ways and not in others.

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