SC: Who said the dsigners and builders had "advanced understanding of geology"? Can you provide a citation please? Thanks.
AS: One would think that is the case with pole-wobble predictors......
SC: "One would think"? So you have no actual evidence for your statement that the designers and builders had "advanced geological knowledge". And who said they were "pole-wobble predictors"? Have you read our book? Do you actually know what we have said in our book? Geology is not necessary to see how the skies have shifted (past tense). Now - evidence please for your comments that the designers and builders of Giza had "advanced understanding of geology". Thanks.
AS: Again....... " randomly replicate"...... where is that coming from? The cardinal point lined 9 pyramids do not need to be positioned so haphazardly random on the floor if they are lined up along strike lines of stratigraphy, nor do they need a pre-pre-plan to do so....... again there seems to be a desire to introduce more of this notion of "non pre-pre-plan = overwhelming randomness" than there actually needs to be. Why?
SC: Because, Archae, you are not understanding a simple concept - you are using the stratigraphy of the plateau merely for the diagonal placement of the Gizamids. That's fine - it's ideal for that and neither I or Gary have any issues with such. What WE are talking about, however, is that the structures at Giza could have been ANY size/proportion along the stratigraphy of the plateau. Do you not understand that? They could have placed any pyramid of any size - they could have all been the same size, all small, all large or all any combination of that and all aligned along the stratigraphy of the plateau. What we find, however, is that, using the Belt stars of Orion we can recreate three bases whose proportions agree very well indeed with the three bases the builders actually placed along that stratigraphy.
So, Archae, draw a line on your floor (your stratigraphy line). Get three friends to create three random bases, place them along your stratigraphy line and see if you can replicate the inter-quarter lines we find at Giza. Then, using the centres of the three bases your friends have cut out, see if you can recreate the three bases your friends have created using the Geo-Stellar Fingerprint technique. Your chances of succeeding in this alone are in the order of 8,748,000,000,000 to one!
After you have done this, then throw two sets of smaller pyramids to the floor (six in total), one cut-out of the Sphinx also placed randomly to the floor and see if you can circumscribe a perfect circle around all your randomly placed bases (and Sphinx) that connects these structures to the Sphinx in a great circle and finds also the centre of the middle pyramid in the centre of the great circumscribed circle. The odds of this second part again, are astronomical.
And yet, that is pretty much what we have at Giza. This cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be considered random placement of predefined objects along the stratigraphy, but deliberate preconceived structures placed in a deliberate way utilising the particular geology of the site.
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