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Dr. Troglodyte wrote:

> Dr. Smith addresses many of your concerns and questions in his
> book.
> While this Work does not contain all of the answers one might
> desire, it does offer a professionally recognized approach to
> achieve real-world plausible solutions from a seasoned expert
> in large scale project management. Dr. Smith’s exercise is for
> the serious student, and he ’does the math’.

I'm not extremely familiar witrh Smith's work but know it well enough to know it's serious work and not the everyday piffle that ramp theories normally possess.

I'd be interested in his calculations for how much easier it would be to simply pull the stones straight up the side one step at a time as the evidence clearly seems to suggest was actually done. His calculations for ramps seem rather conservative as do those for manpower. He doesn't address the problem with applying casing stones with the ramp in place to my knowledge. Even with these potential errors I'd guess pulling the stones up the side would require about 65% less total human effort. This means half the manpower and they would nearly fit in the builders village. But the biggest improvement for the actual workers would be the vastly improved working conditions and greater efficiency and comfort for each man. Simply having supplies and everything needed at hand would just revolutionize their ability to work and be productive. Men could stretch out to work and have ample room to wind down. Most men could work in the shade most of the time and could always relax under an umbrella.

Why build onerous ramps at all?



Man fears the pyramid, time fears man.

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Mankind: The Story of All of Us 402 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 20:34
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 223 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jan-15 21:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 131 cladking 28-Jan-15 22:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 155 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:29
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 142 cladking 28-Jan-15 22:42
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 141 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:57
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 171 k_mand 30-Jan-15 22:29
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 224 cladking 31-Jan-15 01:35
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 132 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 04:16
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 154 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:35
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 236 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jan-15 23:21
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 171 cladking 29-Jan-15 02:28
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 179 Corpuscles 29-Jan-15 03:04
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 137 Eddie Larry 29-Jan-15 03:17
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 182 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 15:41
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 146 cladking 29-Jan-15 16:15
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 166 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 17:45
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 192 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 19:53
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 164 cladking 29-Jan-15 20:01
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 171 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 20:44
Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 175 cladking 29-Jan-15 22:10
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 178 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 14:36
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Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 164 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 21:10
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 160 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 23:06
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 167 cladking 31-Jan-15 01:22
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 193 Sandru 30-Jan-15 16:32
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 135 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 17:15
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 200 Sandru 31-Jan-15 05:02
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 157 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 11:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 145 Sandru 01-Feb-15 16:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 153 Steve Clayton 01-Feb-15 22:07
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 132 Sandru 02-Feb-15 16:52
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 161 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 18:14
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 114 cladking 02-Feb-15 19:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 137 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 19:33
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 169 cladking 02-Feb-15 19:36
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 217 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 19:51
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 257 Sandru 07-Feb-15 00:16
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 143 Steve Clayton 07-Feb-15 01:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 125 k_mand 30-Jan-15 22:40
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 148 cladking 30-Jan-15 23:02
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 163 k_mand 31-Jan-15 13:06
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 176 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 13:53
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 105 cladking 31-Jan-15 14:33
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 188 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 15:07
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