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December 04, 2006 08:27PM
Hi creigs,

Each of your responses to my critique relies on the premise that the 'bi-sectors' found on G1 and G3 prove your argument.

You acknowledged that the bi-sectors fitting into your theory are a natural consequence of the triangles and circles you constructed. [www.hallofmaat.com] Thus, they have no probative value.

Nonetheless, you argue that there is no explination for the bi-sectors other than that they result from the intent underlying your argument:

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Why would the AEs have gone to the enormous xtra effort of incorporating these bi-sectors in the design of Khufu and Menkaure if it were not to demonstrate that the design is indeed *purposeful* and not simply something that would arise naturally from the mathematics? They could have easily constructed these faces without the bi-sectors and then my theory would have been more difficult to propose.

A simplified form of you argument is: B seems to be the result of A. I can't think of another explination. Therefore, B is the result of A. That is a valid argument only if you are omniscient.

Even if there were some merit to your bi-sector argument, you must successfully refute all alternative plausable explinations. Petrie offers a more reasonable theory:

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With regard to the casing, at the top it must — by the above data — average about 71 ± 5 inches in thickness from the back to the top edge of each stone. Now the remaining casing stones on the N. base are of an unusual height, and therefore we may expect that their thickness on the top would be rather less, and on the bottom rather more, than the mean of all. Their top thickness averages 62 ± 8 (the bottom being 108 ± 8), and it thus agrees very fairly with 71 ± 5 inches. At the corners, however, the casing was thinner, averaging but 33.7 (difference of core plane and casing on pavement); and this is explained by the faces of the core masonry being very distinctly hollowed.

This hollowing is a striking feature; and beside the general curve of the face, each side has a sort of groove specially down the middle of the face, showing that there must have been a sudden increase of the casing thickness down the midline. The whole of the hollowing was estimated at 37 on the N. face; and adding this to the casing thickness at the corners, we have 70.7, which just agrees with the result from the top (71 ± 5), and the remaining stones (62 ± 8). The object of such an extra thickness down the midline of each face might be to put a specially fine line of casing, carefully adjusted to the required angle on each side; and then afterwards setting all the remainder by reference to that line and the base.

[ronaldbirdsall.com]

Can you successfully refute Petrie?



C. Wayne Taylor
Richmond, Virginia USA
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