Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)

Whittet (
22 Jul 1995 03:06:33 GMT

In article <3un36g$c7v@cmcl2.NYU.EDU>, says...
>Whittet ( wrote:
>: In article <3ueaqg$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 ma
>: 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.

No, the Egyptians worked the answer out, my question was whether or not
we can explain their method. It really ought to be pretty simple,
at the time the pyramids were built, most of the other examples of
Egyptian architecture are pretty plain and simple.
>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.

Equating your own inability to come up with the right answer with someone
elses doesn't seem too intellectually honest to me Paul.

As far as the five or six stone ships built in the Egyptian desert
thats another story, but not entirely uninteresting either. As I
recollect they are of comparable age to the pyramids, but I would
have to lok it up to be sure.
>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.

Could it be that this hybrid ancestory is where the SadJokes(tm) come from?
>[Bibliography deleted since none of you care anyway]

I have to give it to you Paul, you have again come up with a
phrase I can use, I would make an effort to see you are credited
as my source, but...

>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.

Arrived where, Paul, Egypt or Central America?

Actually the werem't aborigines, it was just that having

Here the tale ends mysteriously in mid thought as our narrator apparently
is abducted; perhaps by mutant chemists who having discovered how to
make really strong acid,,,

> ----- Paul J. Gans []