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Andre T Wrote:

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> To be exact it is 20,003.88 km in map length and

> 20,001.65 in ground length.

Could you link to where you are obtaining that number please? I'm seeing 40,030 km and 40,008

Ground length is the

> most precise way to measure in my opinion. That

> means the ground length of the polar circumference

> 40,003.3 km. That is 3.3 km over 40,000. Strangely

> enough if you divide 40,000 by 3,3 you get

> 12,121.21212121

So? If you divide 40 by 3.3 you get 12.12??

But the real question is did the

> people that decided that the meter would be one

> forty-millonth of the earth circumference, knew

> that this number would harmonize with geometry and

> the precession of the equinoxes.

Where did they state that? Yet it doesn't as that number is not correct as the realization the earth is not a perfect sphere was not realized until the time of Newton who proposed it but it was not measured until many centuries later.

And was the metre

> just a re-invention of an ancient way of measure,

> which much seems to suggest that it was.

Used by who and how would they have determined the 40,000 number?

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> To be exact it is 20,003.88 km in map length and

> 20,001.65 in ground length.

Could you link to where you are obtaining that number please? I'm seeing 40,030 km and 40,008

Ground length is the

> most precise way to measure in my opinion. That

> means the ground length of the polar circumference

> 40,003.3 km. That is 3.3 km over 40,000. Strangely

> enough if you divide 40,000 by 3,3 you get

> 12,121.21212121

So? If you divide 40 by 3.3 you get 12.12??

But the real question is did the

> people that decided that the meter would be one

> forty-millonth of the earth circumference, knew

> that this number would harmonize with geometry and

> the precession of the equinoxes.

Where did they state that? Yet it doesn't as that number is not correct as the realization the earth is not a perfect sphere was not realized until the time of Newton who proposed it but it was not measured until many centuries later.

And was the metre

> just a re-invention of an ancient way of measure,

> which much seems to suggest that it was.

Used by who and how would they have determined the 40,000 number?

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