Re: Strange Maths (was Re: Why not 13 months?)

Reggie (
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 09:18:39 GMT

Mike ( wrote:

: Even allowing for wide variations in body part sizes, as the number of
: instances of use multiply (as with a structure the size of a pyramid) the
: mean will come to appear as a "standard". This is the nature of statistics.

I agree with your main argument, but your reference to the pyramids
suggests that the eygptians didn't have a standardised measure. This
I find hard to believe. To create a geometric object the size of the
pyramids would end up as a total balls up if each craftsman was using
their own measure.