Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)

Paul J. Gans (
21 Jul 1995 02:25:20 GMT

Whittet ( wrote:

: In article <3ueaqg$l26@cmcl2.NYU.EDU>, says...

[deletions, the subject was pyramids, sort of... I was listing
"facts" about pyramids; adding to a previous list.]

: >The folks who built the pyramids used to keep their lunches
: >*inside* the pyramid, which is why they didn't spoil...
: >
: >And did you know that the sun, when it rises, shines on the
: >EAST side of the pyramid. And when it sets it shines on the
: >WEST side?
: >
: >The top of the pyramid points up.
: >
: >I could give you lots more neat things about the pyramids, but
: >you get the idea...
: >

: getting the sun to shine on the east side of the pyramid is not too hard,
: since you have about 180 degrees to work with, but getting the top to point
: up, ie to be plumb, square and level throughout, is not as easy as it sounds.

: You have all the answers Paul, tell me how you would instruct the workmen
: to achieve a straight slope of 51d 51'. How do you course the stones? How many
: fewer will you use in each course? Will you allow their dimensions to change?
: Do you work from the outside in ? Then how do you get the Grand Gallery and
: other chambers to align in the center?

I don't know, Steve, so I guess you win. The Egyptians were
certainly too stupid to build pyramids. Probably even too
stupid to build chamber pots. Come to think of it, have we
ever found any early Egyptian chamber pots? But I digress.

Since it is clear that the Egyptians couldn't do any of these
things, who did? It must have been some other folks. Possibly
SeaPeoples(tm), whose interest in stone-masonry is legendary.
Several examples of stone ships exist (well, concrete ones,
anyway), and the fact that these ships were built in the
20th Century only proves my point.

But it might have been other folks than the SeaPeoples(tm).
I suggest it might have been the LandFolk(tm). The LandFolk(tm)
are very well-known, if you only look in the right places for
them. In fact, Morison discusses LandFolk(tm) freqently in
his books.

[Bibliography deleted since none of you care anyway]

Among the obvious skills of the LandFolk(tm) was their
stone-working ability and their pyramid-building ability.
For example, they also built the Middle-Eastern Ziggurats
and the Central American pyramids.

For citations, see almost any posting by benb.

What is not known is that, to hide their world-wide
influence, the LandFolk(tm) frequently disguised themselves
by taking the names of other, less intelligent peoples,
for themselves. THAT is how we've come to the obviously
wrong assumption that Egyptians build Egyptian pyramids.
It wasn't *those* Egyptians, it was the LandFolk(tm) passing
themselves off as Egyptians.

The proof of this lies in the fact that the Aboriginal
inhabitants of Australia arrived there on or after
January 19, 35,000 BC.

----- Paul J. Gans []