[quote]And since when is a 360 degree circle not a constant? Aren't all circles 360 degrees? The Golden Ratio is also found in the great Pyramids and it's a constant.[/quote]
The 360 degree circle is not a constant. It's an arbitrary number we use. It's like take a clock, right? It's divided into 12 slices? You could as easily have it so that math uses 12 "hours" to define a circle instead of 360 "degrees", so long as everyone uses the same numbers in their math, they get the same answers. It's like how you can do physics problems using feet, or using meters, but as long as you don't mix them, the answers still work (but if you do mix them you get explosions). The only constants when it comes to circles is pi and how it interacts with the circle's radius, circumference, area, etc. He does use some constants in his work, yes, but he also uses several non-constants, like feet and miles, which invalidates any results he may achieve while using them. It's a bit like mixing poo into your cooking, the other ingredients might be great, but the resulting meal is inedible.
[quote]Well some believe the metric system is part of a vast conspiracy as well...but that's a story for another time.[/quote]
Hey, I still innately use the English system in my head, but I have to admit that the metric system is the more scientifically logical.
[quote]I never considered it's validity until Danny found the land mass using it and other information. Plus, it's not like all of Kircher's work was shit. I mean, he's still considered the founder of Egyptology. Only some of his translations have been disproved. Do you discredit everything he's done because of this? That seems rash.[/quote]
I just consider it all highly suspect. I would not take him as a primary source.
[quote]Not everyone believes they were tombs and in fact some think the Pharoahs placed their tombs in already existing pyramids.[/quote]
[quote]What about the Great Deluge? I thought they proved that there was a great flood?[/quote]
Nope. There was never any global flood, particularly not one caused by excessive rainfall. The last time the Earth's been entirely or even mostly submerged was like a billion years ago before the continents formed. What there is is a lot of little
floods, all over the place and at different times, so pretty much every culture has some sort of flood story, and they all follow similar lines because, how else
are you going to tell a flood story, but they aren't the same
flood story. There some evidence that maybe some small areas of the world faced massive flooding in the past due to tsunamis and such, to the point that people living there might believe
the entire world had been submerged, but everywhere else was fine.
Btw, with your interest in pseudo-science, I found this
while looking into the claims presented here:
366 geometry or 366-degree geometry (also called megalithic geometry) is the name given to an hypothetical geometry
supposedly used and perhaps created by an alleged megalithic
civilization of Britain and Brittany
, France, according to British authors Alan Butler and Christopher Knight
, and French author Sylvain Tristan. This geometry, whose origin is claimed to go back to c. 3500 BC
, would have used a 366-degree
circle rather than a 360-degree circle as we do today.
366 geometry is mainly viewed as pseudoscience
by mainstream science; defenders of the theory claim that anyone (scholars and laymen alike) may easily verify the truthfulness of their assertions, the "facts" being, in their terms, "fully testable and checkable" for "anyone with internet access."
That sounds fun, eh?
I'd really love to see a pseudo-science battle, not between a pseudo-scientist and a real scientist that's having a nervous breakdown at how stupid this all is, but between two
crackpots that each have mutually exclusive theories for the same situation.