Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)

Jim C. Adamski (
26 Jul 1995 18:43:28 GMT

In article <>, (Paul Nowak) writes:
> (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
> question.
> 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
> produced.
> 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.

Yeah, I remember that. It was a Nova episode. They hired a bunch
of stone masons from This Old House to build a small replica.
No big deal for them, they just did it.

You're right, too. Motivation is the key. It's not like those
folks sat around watching TV or surfing the net.

Now I'm reading this from sci.geo.geology (which, BTW, what
does any of this have to do with geology), and, being a
geologist, I have to say that even if all the numbers and
angles of the pyramid correlate to days in a decade and fleas
on the pharoah's cat, so what? What does it prove?


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