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Hello Open mind:

Thank you for your amplified Reply; I detect a common ground.

You wrote: “...I also consider that in the discipline of engineering, one is not simply observing relevance to existing systems of fabrication, construction, structural analysis, etc. As in any discipline, you hone a pure instinct in the area of your focus. Meaning immersion in the world of industrial process and fabrication, offers its designers a subtle power of observation that is unique to their discipline. Understanding and developing an intuitive sense for complicated machinery, chemical processes, and force vector analysis tunes the mind to notice certain commonalities among similar machines and structures. One doesn't require an historic context to observe these commonalities, and the world seems full of ancient structures that wreak of these hints and clues.”

These remarks are significant to the position I was attempting to broach in my initial comments.

In that vein, you may find informative the book How the Great Pyramid Was Built, by Craig B. Smith, Ph.D. Dr. Smith is a highly recognized authority in the fields of engineering, architecture and construction. His approach to pyramid construction is founded in real-world techniques, methods and practices. His work offers insight toward the mindset of those individuals involved in ancient construction; the ”subtle power of observation” of which you wrote.

Dr. Smith’s research was augmented by unfettered access to all pyramid builder archaeological sites of his interest by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, and at Giza specifically, by the archaeologist Mark Lehner of the AERA.

For purposes of an introduction, in 2008 Dr. Smith spoke as part of the Distinctive Voices@The Beckman Center Spring Lecture Series. There, he delivered a brief overview of the contents of his book in a videoed lecture.



Dr. Troglodyte


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Old Posters seem to act like the Caliph Omar 653 Howard West 30-Nov-15 17:11
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 703 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 00:48
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 625 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 21:04
some people just need lots of pictures 906 Howard West 03-Dec-15 02:12


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