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Hi Dr. Livio,

I love this quote from Lamblichus that is in the excerpts from your book that are posted on Amazon:

"They say that the first [human] to disclose the nature of commensurability and incommensurability to those unworthy to share in the theory was so hated that not only was he banned from [the Pythagoreans'] common association and way of life, but even his tomb was built, as if [their] former colleague was departed from life among humankind."

If this belief was learned (like much of the Pythagoreans' understanding of math and geometry) by those who were initiated into the mystery school of ancient Egypt, we should not expect to find any explicit comments about the true nature of pi or phi in the surviviing textual records from ancient Egypt. All this proves is that the priests of ancient Egypt were more disciplined than the Pythagorean turncoat.

Best,

Jim

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Knowledge of phi concealed 491 Jim Alison 29-Mar-05 15:18
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 154 livio 29-Mar-05 16:27
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 151 Jaimi2 29-Mar-05 16:36
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 182 Jim Alison 29-Mar-05 16:38
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 130 Dave Light 30-Mar-05 01:49
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 182 Jim Alison 30-Mar-05 15:14
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 149 livio 29-Mar-05 20:36
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 177 Jim Alison 29-Mar-05 22:09
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 189 Lee McGiffen 31-Mar-05 12:55
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 162 livio 29-Mar-05 23:16
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 172 Jim Alison 30-Mar-05 00:32
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 143 livio 30-Mar-05 14:54
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 145 Dave Light 30-Mar-05 15:23
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Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 232 Jim Alison 31-Mar-05 16:17
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Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 150 livio 31-Mar-05 14:48
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Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 210 fisherman 31-Mar-05 20:08
Re: Knowledge of phi concealed 134 livio 31-Mar-05 18:57
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