Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)

Paul Nowak (
Wed, 26 Jul 1995 16:31:55 GMT (HarryR6047) writes:

>Doug Weller states: But you claim that people tried and failed.

>This was a documented case. A film crew filmed the project for, I
>believe, PBS. A group of Japenese engineers attempted to build a scale
>model of the pyramid. And they couldn't achieve certain of the angles and
>allignments of the original. Of course film deteriorates, so it won't be
>around as long as the original, but who knows what it means. . .

The incompetence of the particular engineers in question has nothing whatsoever
to do with the competence [and religious motivations] of the Egyptians in

You will seldom see a piece of sculpture finished to the degree of polish
Michelangelo Buonarotti used on his first pieta. The effort required is too
much to expect from someone without a deep motivation. This does not imply
that there are not other great pieces of sculpture nor that other sculptors
are less capable. If you confine a sculptor to the techniques and tolerances
of MB's Pieta and provide sufficient motivation, an exact copy may be

Engineers using "modern" tools and work methods without the overlying
religious motivations are not likely to be successfull. There was a "small"
pyramid constructed for a different PBS special [maybe Discovery channel
originally] using manual labor and more "ancient" techniques that was quite
successful at demonstrating the techniques required.
-=-Paul(N) whose sig is still broke and who is really