Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)

Katishna King (
18 Jul 1995 17:14:42 GMT

hgibbons@hoshi.Colorado.EDU (Hugh Gibbons) writes:

>Whittet ( wrote:
>>The real question is whether or not, if you were designing the Great Pyramid
>>to incorporate standards of measure and happened to know the length of a
>>year, the circumference of the Earth at the equator, the ratio of a
>>circles diameter to its circumference, all to fairly high degrees of
>>accuracy, whether or not you could work out a better way to relate them all
>Well, personally, I would have written them down.

>> That's cool. The shelf life of a modern book is less than a human lifetime.

>But they used better paper in those days.

Well, the pyramids are neater, and more people stand around the pyramids
thinking "wow, great people must have done this, and so creative too!"
than stand around big tablets and go "ooh, we can't read this".

All in all, I think they did pretty good, in imparting their "superior"
knowledge in a, uh, unique (yeah, that's it) way.


Katishna J. King { Kate }
Lone Jellybean of the Apocalypse I don't speak for myself, much less ECN.