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[ksurf] Re: Interseting Articles on Building Pyramids with Kites

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  • dave@dcss.org
    ... Yeah, Trent. Forget materials science for a moment (as if you could--though one of the team is trying to build a papyrus foil), the pulley itself wasn t
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      >Let's see they used steel scaffolding, metal pulleys (probably steel)
      >and a modern kite design that probably is made of synthetic
      >materials. There's not really any evidence that ancient egyptians
      >even knew what kites were.
      >
      >Very interesting. Total BS as far as science goes, but interesting
      >nontheless. Somebody ought to sit those guys down and talk to them
      >about Occam's Razor.

      Yeah, Trent. Forget materials science for a moment (as if you
      could--though one of the team is trying to build a papyrus foil), the
      pulley itself wasn't invented until 1000 years after the pyramids.
      Plus the small matter that giant cantilever beams (scaffolding)
      require giant trees, hence forests...

      And let's not even talk about the science of aerodynamics which
      needed to be in place before the airfoil... or that sailing would
      have come much sooner than kites--and has been used to raise
      buildings all over the world without much fanfare or university
      grants.

      Still and all, SHE's got a grant to play with kites, and that's more
      than you and I can say, eh? ;-)

      Dave
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