> Sam, Sure it is. Not all of the stones in the
> pyramids were huge. The pyramids were built one
> course at a time.
Let's take the 24th course for example. Using your method every stone above the 24th course had to balance on this 20" wide ledge. For instance the 35th course with a thickness of 50" had to balance on the 20" wide 24th course.
Now imagine you can actually achieve this and safely teeter the 50" stone to the top of this course; how do you scoot this stone in so it's now sitting on the 25th course? How do you apply a force toward the pyramid so this stone can then be teetered up the 25th course? Even if this were possible (it would be for some stones) it is IMPOSSIBLE for large stones and then it would be exceedingly dangerous. Would you want to work on the 10th course underneath a teetering 50" stone on a 20" wide ledge?
No!!! Of course not. It is impossible to adopt Wallington's method to the pyramid as it physically exists and if you could the cemetery would be chocked full of stinky footed corpses.
People should not lose sight of the fact that Wallington's method is simply using mechanical advantage and it's IMPOSSIBLE for mechanical advantage to ever save any work at all. It requires a set amount of effective work to lift something no matter what means is used. It's not like the workers could sip Perrier in the shade if they merely teetered the stones. It would require as much work as any other method.
> For each of the above points Sam, you have to
> analyze the stones sized used for each level and
> to e positioning on the levels. The Egyptians
> managed it so you will have to as well.
And just because they managed it doesn't mean they must have teetered stones, built ramps, or used funiculars. Our job is to find out how they did it and find corroborating evidence. Without the evidence there can be no answer, no theory. Egyptology has put the cart before the horse by saying they could only have used ramps.
> Oh I know, you
> think that they are stinky-footed bumpkins who
> couldn't engineer themselves out of a box.
I think the builders were wise and knowledgeable scientists just like all people who spoke Ancient Language. I believe we are stinky footed bumpkins because we see our beliefs and seek to prove our beliefs before becoming our beliefs. I believe ancient people were different. They had no beliefs and had no words for "belief".
Why is the concept that they used counterweights on the cliff face so alien? Is it only because the linguists in charge already have the answers? It's a very large plateau so why couldn't they have used quarried stone in the counterweights and then hauled it away to all the other building projects in Egypt? All the quarrying would have required almost no human effort and the energy of it falling down the cliff face could be used to build the pyramid.
The evidence shows no ramps. The evidence shows counterweights.