Re: Strange Maths (was Re: Why not 13 months?)
Whittet (Whittet@shore.net)
20 Jul 1995 18:53:20 GMT
In article <waterrd.50.00137F44@mins2.msfc.nasa.gov>, waterrd@mins2.msfc.nasa.gov says...
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>In article <DByHv3.4pz@uns.bris.ac.uk> ert@gly.bris.ac.uk (Reggie) writes:
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>>Mike (mike@label.tlug.org) wrote:
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>>: 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.
>
> Has anyone mentioned the Japanese study (done by a Japanese television
>station, I think) into why certain ratios can be extracted from the dimensions
>
>of the pyramids? I saw it on the Discovery channel around a year ago.
>
> Based on my [sketchy] memory, if you divide the base of the great pyramid
>by its height, you get pi/2 (or something like that) to 4 decimal places. The
>
>program then went on to argue a theory to explain this that
> i) Made good sense
> ii) Was plausible using only tools the Egyptians had (specifically, wheels)
> iii) Did not rely on the probability of random ratios of numbers happening
> to be significant
> iv) Did not require any unexplainable advanced technology (from UFO's,
>
> Atlanteans, or whatever)
>
> Maybe someone else who saw it could provide more detail.
>
> R.W.
What totally destroys this argument, and all others concerning Bicycle parts,
random integer series what have you, is that there are not one but several major
interrelated proportional correlations.
First the Pyramid has a slope of 51d51' which makes it far from easy to construct
casually.
Secondly its Apothem, or sloped side is equal to a stadium (600 Greek feet)
1/600th of a degree (1/360) of the Earths circumference.
Third, that degree has 365240 English feet in it. How can that be a coincidence?
Fourth the circumference of the pyramid at its base has 36524 English inches in it
Fifth the ratio of its height to the circumference of its base is the same as the
ratio of the radius of the earth to its circumference.
That there are exactly twice as many seconds in a century as inches in the circumference
of the Earth at the equator only emphasises the relationship and shows that the English
measures are descendent through the Roman and Greek from the Egyptian measures and that
they were established as geocommensurate intervals purposely.
Steve
