Ogy: Don, has pointed out to you that the dimensions of Menkaure pyramid you use are erroneous...
SC: With respect, but Don Barone has done nothing of the sort and he is not the great arbiter of the work Gary and I present. And Don need not have concerned himself so since in our own presentation we have conceded that we could only reach an accuracy match percentage of a little over 98% for G2-G3 ratio. Accurate enough for most statisticians to be regarded as meaningful and worthy of publishing but not so to the pixel perfectionists. A pixel here, a pixel there and we could achieve 100% match. And I rather suspect that even if we HAD achieved 100% for G2-G3 ratio, it would do little to convince you of our argument since you had already decided even before seeing any of this that we were wrong and that your own cherished theory is correct.
Now let us think here - why could we not achieve 100% for G3? Did the AEs record the asterism accurately? Did they project it correctly onto their plan. Did they execute the plan accurately when building commenced?
There are tolerances and neither you or Don Barone seem able to accept such.
100% G1 to G2. 98% G2 to G3. That is stunning accuracy going from observation, to plan to build in ancient times. And you will never convince me otherwise.
Ogy: Have you ever heard a school teacher say: Now this is a circle almost...
SC: No, I haven't. But neither have I ever found a round pyramid base.
So, what about my challenge? Let me know when you find a (very close) match. That is - when you have 100% between Base1 and Base2 and 98% between Base2 and Base3.
Post Edited (04-Feb-12 00:46)