Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)
Mon, 24 Jul 1995 22:37:42 GMT

>Equal to the uncertainty of the measurements. What the builders intended
>as the base of the pyramid cannot be known, the cladding has been disturbed,
>and the circumference of the earth (at the equator?) varies due to tidal
>forces and has mountains and valleys that give it a non-circular shape.
>I will let you folks debate the mystical significance of 10*11*12*48
>or whether cm and kilometers would have been used if a different one
>was the focus of such a study.
>As to the orientation of the pyramid
>In article <>
> writes:
>>Not surprising if something is orientated north south that it is parallel to
>>the equator.
>and the book "The Ancient Engineers" explains quite clearly how this
>surveying feat (and others) could be accomplished. It should not be
>surprising that the smartest people a few thousand years ago could
>sort out a way of solving problems they considered important. There
>is no good reason to assume that high IQs only appeared recently and
>that ancient people had to be dumber than the author.
> James A. Carr <>

I'll second that. In fact all the evidence available to us regarding the
ancient period (art, literature, architecture etc.) indicates clearly that
while these people didn't necesserily know all we do know today, they were
intelectually our equals. Moreover, at the time the pyramids were built they
already had vast experience. The first walled cities in the Middle East
(Jericho for example) predate the pyramids by another few thousanf years.
Therefore all this amazement, like "Gee, how did this ancient barbarians manage
to build all this stuff" is not justified. Ancient they were, barbarians
certainly not.

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