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Hello Laird, I find your posting ‘style’ analogous to a moving target. As a brief ‘history’ for the casual reader, and an ‘update’ for you, I provide the following:

From your 07-Mar-11 03:26 post above, you stated ”…the universe that Ogo "measures out" consists of 28,800,000 "steps" – the same as the approximate number of light years in the diameter of the visible universe.” Emphasis mine.

To wit, I responded that your figure was not correct, rather that “the diameter of the observable universe is estimated to be 28 billion parsecs (about 93 billion light-years)”.

Remarkably, you countered with the following:

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“My reference is to a 2005 text called The Gateway to Understanding: Electrons to Waves and Beyond By Matthew M. Radmanesh. The text states: "His computation at this time indicates that we live in a physical universe with an approximate diameter of 8000000000 light years"”.
Again, emphasis mine.

Laird, how you managed to leap from 28,800,000 (28.8 million) to 8,000,000,000 (8 billion) I have yet to determine.

For purposes of edification, over the course of the past several days, I have been engaged in correspondence with Dr. Radmanesh, regarding the source of the information you quoted from his book. Upon inquiry, Dr. Radmanesh informed me that his source was The Hammond Family World Atlas, Vol. 1, page II, Brooklyn, New York, copyright 1963.

I leave it to the ‘casual reader’, and you, Laird, to draw the relevant conclusions as to the import of my observations.



Dr. Troglodyte




“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?“ - Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Η άγνοια είναι η μητέρα του μύθου και του μυστηρίου.


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The Accuracy of Measurements 190 Edward Nightingale 06-Mar-11 03:00
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 130 Scott Creighton 06-Mar-11 19:32
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 131 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 00:27
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 138 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 00:44
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 146 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 02:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 112 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 03:09
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 141 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 03:26
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 157 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Mar-11 16:48
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 129 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 17:10
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 138 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 17:37
History and Update 148 Dr. Troglodyte 10-Mar-11 19:00
Re: History and Update 129 Laird Scranton 10-Mar-11 19:56
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 132 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 10:23
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 101 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:25
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 131 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 15:44
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 145 lobo-hotei 07-Mar-11 16:11
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 95 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 17:59
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 94 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 18:16
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 94 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 19:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 21:31
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 134 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 23:43
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 134 Laird Scranton 08-Mar-11 02:39
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 131 lobo-hotei 08-Mar-11 00:19
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 121 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-11 23:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 145 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 14:58
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 128 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 15:00
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 97 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 16:10
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 135 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:33
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 133 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 16:37
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:39
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 16:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:42
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 16:50
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 96 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 16:53
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 97 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 17:18
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 137 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 17:40
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 137 carolb 09-Mar-11 19:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 142 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 20:15
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 20:17
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 127 carolb 09-Mar-11 20:27
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 99 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 21:01
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 116 carolb 09-Mar-11 21:27
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 153 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 01:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 147 carolb 10-Mar-11 01:09
Mod Warning 204 lukehancock 10-Mar-11 07:51
Re: Mod Warning 142 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 15:11
Re: Mod Warning 159 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 15:14
Re: Mod Warning 200 lukehancock 10-Mar-11 16:59
Re: Mod Warning 105 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 19:35
earlier request also 123 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 19:46
Mod Note to Scott & Lobo 191 lukehancock 11-Mar-11 08:33
Re: Mod Note to Scott & Lobo 105 lobo-hotei 11-Mar-11 17:22
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 Lee Burton 07-Mar-11 19:07
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 Edward Nightingale 06-Mar-11 22:24
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 185 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 00:40
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 240 magisterchessmutt 07-Mar-11 17:54
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 164 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 06:54
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 142 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 11:06
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 141 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:52
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 112 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:53
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 134 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 18:11
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 148 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 15:48
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 166 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 19:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 90 magisterchessmutt 07-Mar-11 19:57
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 87 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 16:02
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 137 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 16:24
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 134 Edward Nightingale 08-Mar-11 03:22
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 135 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-11 16:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 135 Edward Nightingale 09-Mar-11 01:11
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 134 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 09:54
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 137 laughin 09-Mar-11 18:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 111 Scott Creighton 10-Mar-11 17:41
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 92 Scott Creighton 10-Mar-11 18:03
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Edward Nightingale 10-Mar-11 23:46
Where or where did the erroneous images go ? 136 Ahatmose 11-Mar-11 00:31
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 Scott Creighton 11-Mar-11 00:33
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 149 Edward Nightingale 11-Mar-11 03:11


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