Re: Proposal for Kook of the Month: Re: WHO/WHAT is Ed Conrad?
Judith Stroud (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 02 Jan 1997 21:26:44 -0500
Jiri Mruzek wrote:
> don wrote:
> > Jiri Mruzek <email@example.com> writes:
> > > Dan Yertzell wrote:
> > > > Vladimir Vooss <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in article
> > > > But haven't you read his latest drivel? In order to build pyramids, we
> > > > would need alien assistance! :-)
> > > Wrong! But, to build one in the G.P. class we certainly would require
> > > a large loan of galactic credits beyond the financial potency of any
> > > particular modern government. Even if we had the yen, we know of no
> > > Lo-tech methods, which would produce the same Hi-Tech results. Tis the
> > > reason, why no one has yet given a nice, all-around, scaled down
> > > demonstration.
> > > You certainly couldn't - as I have never seen you participate in the
> > > sharp
> > > debates we had here previously on the subject. Where do you get the nerve
> > > to imply otherwise?
> > > Jiri (one of the insane)
> > Low-tech (meaning stone-age) construction methods were used
> > to build the great temples on Malta before the pyramids
> > were built, in Southeast Asia long before modern machinery was
> > available, and across Central America.
> This is pure escapism from you. Instead of chasing you all over
> the world with your dubious assertions, I stand my ground at
> the Great Pyramid. This is a unique structure, and the most difficult
> to duplicate for us, in any way.
> So really, we could not do anything today that we see was done on the
> Great Pyramid. Do you disagree?
> If you do - then list at least a few items we could imitate by Lo-Tech
> today. For instance, how would you propose to attain the precision specs
> of the workmanship on the mantle stones? Would not our artisans spend
> forever on one block?
> How would you schedule and organize the gargantuan task of transporting
> all the materials? What kind of a ramp would you use? Or do you think
> that the Egyptians had cranes and derricks able to handle 70-ton blocks?
> Do you think they had steel, or something equivalent? How did they
> engrave and bore granite, as if it were butter?
> > Did you think that because our ancestors had no
> > computers they were stupid? Go to a library and start
> > reading.
> > email@example.com
> We were born computerless into this world, and we had no computers
> until just a while ago. So many people charge that I consider our
> ancestors stupid. That must be on account of me crediting them with
> You ask strange questions. plus you give a pretty arrogant advice.
> Perhaps, instead of going to a library, you should attend a school
> producing gentlemen out of roughnecks. BTW, I never said that They had
> no computers. By what twisted path did this idea reach your head?
By the Egyptians own estimation they could do what we would call
impossible with their Priestly Arts - note the quaint tale of the priest
creating a 'hole' in the nile to retrieve a favored lady's article of
jewelry which had fallen overboard...
That plus an idle workforce numbering in the millions during the
inundation of the nile would suffice for me. For Ra's sake, the Per-aa
had to find SOMETHING for all his people to do while the nile was
flooded--and what better time to build huge barges to float stone down
the Nile, when the nile waas lapping at the feet of the great Sphinx?
Interestingly, Orthodox Christians must accept that the Egyptian Priests
had powerful magic, as the Bible clearly states that Egypt's Court
Priests duplicated (though they did not surpass) the power of God
him/her/itself when they duplicated (though they did not surpass) Moses'
miracles in creating the plagues upon Egypt... Staves to snakes, water
to blood, etc...It is the WORD of GOD which asserts this and in matters
historical, I would not dare be so bold as to question it...