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Thank you for your reply. I am no engineer, but what do you think about this quote from Wikipedia? I will read your reply with interest then stay out of AoM for a while!
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The gate is carved so that it fits within a quarter of an inch of the walls. It was well-balanced, reportedly so that a child could open it with the push of a finger. The mystery of the gate's perfectly balanced axis and the ease with which it revolved lasted for decades until it stopped working in 1986. In order to remove it, six men and a 50-short-ton (45 t) crane were used. Once the gate was removed, the engineers discovered how Leedskalnin had centered and balanced it. He had drilled a hole from top to bottom and inserted a metal shaft. The rock rested on an old truck bearing. It was the rusting out of this bearing that resulted in the gate's failure to revolve. Complete with new bearings and shaft, it was set back into place on July 23, 1986.[18] It failed in 2005 and was again repaired; however, it does not rotate with the same ease it once did.


No worries! Glad to hear from you.

Oh boy, ok, you asked for it...lol jk. We have to put on our critical thinking caps, though, and really read the words that are written here. First, some corrections are in order: I personally know Laura Maye, the Director of the Coral Castle Museum (they carry my book in their giftshop now, yay!) and have seen her as recently as Feb23, 2019 when I was down there shooting an episode of The UnXplained: With William Shatner with Prometheus Entertainment for the History Channel. She was there when the gate was being repaired, and she said to me personally that she hired two 20 ton cranes and about 20 men to repair the gate, and they could not repair it back to working order. They found the bearing resting on a pie shaped piece of stone, which supposedly was of an unknown composition. It would indeed have to be extremely durable in order to bear the weight of the entire door resting on a single point, for decades.

To say that discovering how Ed installed the door, is to discover how he balanced it so perfectly, or how he was able to drill so precisely through that giant block, or how he was able to install it alone, with no heavy lift machinery, is a completely false notion. It only makes it harder to explain, not easier. We know what he did, but that is not the same as knowing how he did it, right? The article is worded in a deceptive way which might be taken to mean that the construction methods of which Leedskalnin used were explained, when then only thing they actually explained were the materials of a megalithic doors installation, not the methods of megalithic construction, itself, or even how the door was hung by Ed, all by himself. Does that make sense?

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Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 1101 Graham Hancock 05-Mar-20 14:51
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Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 263 Susan Doris 08-Mar-20 15:11
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 262 PB Bytes 08-Mar-20 17:18
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 256 greengirl5 08-Mar-20 22:06
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 250 PB Bytes 09-Mar-20 19:05
Gates and gates 255 greengirl5 09-Mar-20 22:15
Re: Gates and gates 236 PB Bytes 10-Mar-20 16:43
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 239 Open mind 11-Mar-20 13:54
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 245 Susan Doris 11-Mar-20 18:24
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Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 234 PB Bytes 11-Mar-20 18:59
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 269 RLPoole 09-Mar-20 01:59
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 260 Susan Doris 09-Mar-20 10:21
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 256 RLPoole 09-Mar-20 13:29
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 249 Susan Doris 09-Mar-20 13:40
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 254 RLPoole 09-Mar-20 14:21
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 254 Susan Doris 09-Mar-20 18:17
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 238 RLPoole 11-Mar-20 05:16
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 235 Susan Doris 11-Mar-20 06:07
No electric or battery drills in those days 252 greengirl5 11-Mar-20 07:32
Re: No electric or battery drills in those days 250 RLPoole 11-Mar-20 08:45
Re: No electric or battery drills in those days 241 greengirl5 11-Mar-20 12:55
Re: No electric or battery drills in those days 244 Open mind 11-Mar-20 19:36
Re: No electric or battery drills in those days 242 greengirl5 11-Mar-20 21:32
Re: No electric or battery drills in those days 265 Open mind 12-Mar-20 01:29
Re: No electric or battery drills in those days 244 PB Bytes 11-Mar-20 20:00
Re: No electric or battery drills in those days 363 RLPoole 01-Apr-20 03:05
Re: Welcome to RL Poole, our author of the month for March 2020 235 Open mind 11-Mar-20 16:48
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