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Okay, I think I got this... lol. I am yet to hear what's wrong with this. So, if things stand, then the fact that the GP runs through a line that nests the speed of light's full-signature, in meters, is a fact that overcomes a Chance (non)expectation of about 1 in 8,000.

Here is the main detail that has gotten the Internet's attention:

Speed of light in a vacuum is 299,792,458 meters per second.
And the line of latitude, 29.9792458 degrees north of the equator, runs through the location of the Great Pyramid.

How improbable is this? In order to imagine a random test, we start with the planet and the prevailing global latitude-longitude grid. With no regard for where land ends and the ocean begins, imagine the Great Pyramid being dropped to Earth, from any angle, time and time again, so that in the VERY long run, such trials will have the GP landing evenly all over the planet. This is exactly what the laws of random distribution predict, when "all things are equal". In the first part of this post I will presume that the GP lands as it currently is, basically perfectly aligned to true north, east and west...

1. The main question most people as (without ever following up) is "what are the odds" that the GP will randomly appear "29.9792458 degrees north of the equator?"

And this turns out to be the WRONG question.

Think about this: Surely people would mention the light speed correlation if the GP turned out to be 29.9792458 degrees south of the equator. So, in fact there are at least two ways that the GP could provide this kind of hit with our grid current system. This is the most relevant measure. People fixate on the particular outcome, without asking if other 'comparable' outcomes are possible.

29.9792458 degrees north of the equator
29.9792458 degrees south of the equator.

Looking closer, one clearly sees that 2.99792458 degrees north and south can be also accommodated by our system.

So, in all, there would be four scenarios that people would very likely bring up the GP's light-speed-in-meters correlation.

3. Back to our test. What are the chances that the GP would land on any of our 4 light-friendly lines?

Step One: First, we note that the GP is about 755 feet wide north-to-south.
Next, the distance from North to South pole is est 12500 miles which converts to about 65,000,000 total feet. That's 65 million feet compared to the GP's 755 total feet at the sides. So, the distance from pole to pole consists of about 87,500 755-foot GP-like segments.

There are 4 chances in 87k that the GP would fall over one of these lines, which reduces to a 1-in-22k chance expectation.

Next, by the same reasoning, we have another 4 chances to hit a light-speed correlation, when considering longitude - 29.9792458 degrees west of the equator, 2.99792458 degrees east of the equator. etc. etc.

Since this is a sketch, I will assume that the circumference of the earth is the same as at the poles. BEing more specific will only increase the improbability, since the circumference is bigger, and I want to be as conservative as possible.

And so, when long and lat are considered, one has 8 chances in about 87,000, or a 1-in-11,000 overall odds. Translation, under controlled random conditions we can expect the GP would land over a light speed lines about once every 11,000 times.

Update - Jan 25-19. As mentioned, these estimations are based on the GP landing as it is now, almost perfectly aligned north to south and east to west. If we allow the GP to land any which way, then the maximum diagonal offset lowers our improbability.

Let's say the diagonal base of the GP, from corner to corner, is about 1070 feet (vs est 755 feet corner to corner vertical and horizontal. At this rate, there will 'only' be about 62,000 such diagonal segments from pole to pole, and about the same going east to west, down from 87,000 segments when the 755-foot sides are our working standard.

With 8 chances to hit a light-speed line, the overall improbability of how the GP aligns falls from 1-in-11,000 to about 1-in-7700.

This is far as I can drill down, and our real-life outcome is about twice as rare as Poker's Four of a Kind, a 1-in-4,164 kind of event, where Chance prevails. .

Edited 13 time(s). Last edit at 25-Jan-19 23:22 by Poster Boy.

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GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 1409 Poster Boy 20-Feb-18 05:14
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds > Straight Flush 271 Corpuscles 20-Feb-18 05:31
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds > Straight Flush 209 Barbelo 20-Feb-18 06:37
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds > Straight Flush 250 molder 20-Feb-18 07:01
citation, etc 209 Poster Boy 20-Feb-18 17:56
Re: citation, etc 205 Corpuscles 20-Feb-18 18:58
Re: citation, etc 174 Poster Boy 20-Feb-18 19:02
Longitude 153 Barbelo 20-Feb-18 20:45
Re: Longitude 156 Poster Boy 20-Feb-18 21:44
Re: Longitude 170 Barbelo 20-Feb-18 22:08
Re: Longitude 145 Poster Boy 20-Feb-18 22:39
Re: Longitude 162 Barbelo 21-Feb-18 00:02
Re: Longitude 173 Poster Boy 21-Feb-18 00:50
Re: Longitude 170 Barbelo 21-Feb-18 03:06
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 219 Spiros 20-Feb-18 20:34
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 160 Poster Boy 20-Feb-18 22:03
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 225 Spiros 21-Feb-18 07:50
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 194 Poster Boy 21-Feb-18 17:00
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 148 Poster Boy 21-Feb-18 16:37
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 159 Spiros 21-Feb-18 17:37
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 228 Poster Boy 21-Feb-18 17:59
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 162 cladking 20-Feb-18 20:41
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 182 Poster Boy 20-Feb-18 22:35
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 165 cladking 20-Feb-18 22:59
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 161 Poster Boy 20-Feb-18 23:16
Speaking of Cubits and Meters 117 Poster Boy 03-Jul-18 01:06
Re: Speaking of Cubits and Meters 122 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Jul-18 12:45
Re: Speaking of Cubits and Meters 88 Poster Boy 03-Jul-18 14:23
Re: Speaking of Cubits and Meters 84 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Jul-18 19:42
Re: Speaking of Cubits and Meters 101 Poster Boy 03-Jul-18 20:19
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 113 drew 03-Jul-18 02:30
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 106 Poster Boy 03-Jul-18 03:47
Oops...did I misinterpret my own notes? 112 drew 03-Jul-18 05:58
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 90 drew 17-Jul-18 16:06
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 78 Poster Boy 17-Jul-18 22:36
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 81 drew 18-Jul-18 06:14
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 81 Poster Boy 18-Jul-18 16:00
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 89 drew 19-Jul-18 02:02
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 142 Poster Boy 19-Jul-18 03:26
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 133 drew 20-Jul-18 21:08
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 85 Poster Boy 21-Jul-18 14:45
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 80 drew 21-Jul-18 22:30
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 82 Poster Boy 22-Jul-18 14:07
I forgot this reference 79 drew 25-Jul-18 02:01
Re: I forgot this reference 71 drew 27-Jul-18 08:48
Re: I forgot this reference 62 drew 27-Jul-18 09:09
Re: The speed of Light , Earths year, and the number 51 104 DUNE 27-Jul-18 09:54
Threshold standards and the number 51 76 Poster Boy 27-Jul-18 15:10
Re: Threshold standards and the number 51 86 DUNE 27-Jul-18 15:56
Re: Threshold standards and the number 51 173 Poster Boy 27-Jul-18 18:05
Re: Threshold standards and the number 51 80 Sirfiroth 27-Jul-18 16:21
Re: Threshold standards and the number 51 77 Poster Boy 27-Jul-18 16:54
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 114 Martin Stower 21-Jul-18 19:27
Aw Martin, why didn't you say earlier? 89 drew 21-Jul-18 22:53
Re: Aw Martin, why didn't you say earlier? 117 Martin Stower 21-Jul-18 23:50
Stone from a glass house 84 drew 22-Jul-18 00:07
Re: Stone from a glass house 115 Martin Stower 22-Jul-18 01:06
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 104 Manu 03-Jul-18 14:56
Einstein's theory on the speed of light may be wrong 141 rodz111 03-Jul-18 16:25
redirect 76 Poster Boy 03-Jul-18 16:44
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 84 Poster Boy 03-Jul-18 16:33
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 95 dougkeenan 03-Jul-18 16:45
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 103 Manu 04-Jul-18 01:33
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 115 Poster Boy 04-Jul-18 04:32
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 111 Manu 04-Jul-18 05:57
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 97 Poster Boy 04-Jul-18 15:18
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 86 Manu 04-Jul-18 15:47
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 72 Poster Boy 04-Jul-18 16:28
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 77 Manu 04-Jul-18 16:38
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 85 Poster Boy 04-Jul-18 17:23
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 93 Manu 04-Jul-18 17:50
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 78 Poster Boy 04-Jul-18 18:33
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 88 Manu 04-Jul-18 19:42
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 85 Poster Boy 04-Jul-18 19:51
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 89 Manu 04-Jul-18 21:50
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 87 Poster Boy 04-Jul-18 21:58
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 99 Manu 04-Jul-18 22:22
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 88 Poster Boy 05-Jul-18 02:27
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 84 Manu 05-Jul-18 03:06
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 75 Poster Boy 05-Jul-18 04:22
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 95 Manu 05-Jul-18 05:02
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 76 dougkeenan 05-Jul-18 12:13
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 76 Manu 05-Jul-18 13:35
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 62 Poster Boy 05-Jul-18 14:06
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 73 Manu 05-Jul-18 14:58
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 80 Poster Boy 05-Jul-18 15:06
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 78 Manu 05-Jul-18 15:27
On romancing numbers versus only working with full light speed correlations 106 Poster Boy 05-Jul-18 19:41
Speaking of the Great Pyramid and meter... 80 Poster Boy 08-Jul-18 16:45
Re: Speaking of the Great Pyramid and meter... 101 Dr. Troglodyte 08-Jul-18 17:20
Re: Speaking of the Great Pyramid and meter... 71 Poster Boy 08-Jul-18 22:41
Re: Speaking of the Great Pyramid and meter... 120 Dr. Troglodyte 08-Jul-18 23:26
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 112 Manu 05-Jul-18 00:22
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 85 Sirfiroth 05-Jul-18 15:30
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 89 Manu 05-Jul-18 15:54
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 105 Manu 06-Jul-18 05:27
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 90 Poster Boy 06-Jul-18 14:26
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 83 Manu 06-Jul-18 15:14
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 75 Poster Boy 06-Jul-18 15:36
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 80 Manu 06-Jul-18 15:42
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 96 Poster Boy 06-Jul-18 15:51
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 91 DUNE 05-Jul-18 16:36
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 129 DUNE 04-Jul-18 09:12
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 110 Poster Boy 04-Jul-18 15:12
To the points of ancient things appearing to anticipate global change 87 Poster Boy 04-Jul-18 17:38
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 98 DUNE 09-Jul-18 07:31
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 118 Sirfiroth 05-Jul-18 19:48
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 80 Manu 08-Jul-18 17:19
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 83 Poster Boy 08-Jul-18 22:52
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 108 Manu 09-Jul-18 04:10
Magisterchessmut's SOL calc 96 DavidK 09-Jul-18 07:05
Re: Magisterchessmut's SOL calc 99 Manu 09-Jul-18 21:16
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 95 Sirfiroth 09-Jul-18 11:34
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 102 Manu 09-Jul-18 16:09
Re: GP's correlation to Speed of Light in Meters: Odds 81 Poster Boy 09-Jul-18 22:38
The Default Chance presumption - why odds matter. 93 Poster Boy 09-Jul-18 23:08
Re: The Default Chance presumption - why odds matter. 92 Manu 10-Jul-18 02:45
Re: The Default Chance presumption - why odds matter. 116 Poster Boy 10-Jul-18 03:53

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