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Man with all his technology still cannot reproduce even the pyramids.
[1/29/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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So why are there more than one?
And how'd we come up with skyscrapers?
1/29/2006 7:54:50 PM
Isn't there one in Vegas?
1/29/2006 8:10:38 PM
So man didn't create the pyramids in the first place?
1/29/2006 8:56:44 PM
I could have sworn Egyptians are/were humans. Seriously, with the kind of absurdities I've been reading today, I'm begin to question the sanity of many.
1/29/2006 9:06:09 PM
Man with all his technology allows you to say this kind of stupid shit to a very large, diverse, and painfully incredulous audience.
1/29/2006 9:10:01 PM
What exactly is he arguing against?
Maybe the reason we don't make pyramids today is because THERE IS NO NEED. They were burial tombs for Pharaohs, don't see many of those these days...
1/29/2006 9:52:59 PM
that's because jesus made the pyramids.
1/29/2006 10:42:48 PM
You don't need technology, just massive numbers of people who are willing to do back breaking (see post on Brokeback Mountain) labor for years with copper or stone tools, using only ramps, levers, ropes, water and muscle power to move heavy limestone blocks, to build a tomb for a God-King. Laborers must be willing to work in the flood season for food and shelter for themselves and their families and will get the farming season off. Jobs will be passed from father to son. Good luck
1/30/2006 12:19:09 AM
>>\"Man with all his technology still cannot reproduce even the pyramids.\"<<
Its a little ironic, if Charity is a Biblical literalist, then she is implicitly denying the story of enslaved Israelites building pyramids could have happened in principle.
(And here I was thinking the best reason to disbelieve that Bible story was the appearence of the pyramids 2500 years before the earliest Jews even existed in the first place.)
1/30/2006 1:21:33 AM
Pyramids can only be constructed by technologically advanced aliens who take over human bodies and pretend to be gods. Doesn't anybody watch Stargate?
1/30/2006 1:43:20 AM
Yeah, they could, if they really wanted. Which we don't.
1/30/2006 1:46:49 AM
Oh course we can - only due to the use of Mohr's Law, they consequently are 2^-3000th of the size of the ancient ones!
1/30/2006 3:53:39 AM
*Hmmm. Let me think* What were the pyramids?
Oh that's right - a symbol of riches and power - and also a device the primitive and superstitious believed would provide chosen ones with immortality.
You're right. The closest we can come to it is a dumbass crude contraption called a church!
1/30/2006 3:56:20 AM
The Great Chuck Norris
Charity is dumber then I thought, arguing that as time, science, and technology progress, man becomes dumber.
1/30/2006 5:45:23 AM
Nobody said that the Jews were involved in pyramid building. It's not in the Bible, at least. Last I heard, it was supposed to be only temples (at most), related buildings, and (most likely) support buildings for more respectful workcrews.
1/30/2006 4:31:22 PM
Just flip to the gameshow network sometime. You'll see a pyramid worth anywhere from $25,000 - $100,000 and in fact only takes two people to build...
1/30/2006 6:00:11 PM
not this bimbo again.
1/30/2006 8:14:07 PM
Von Däniken is back !
1/30/2006 9:18:01 PM
I get it. Noah came down from space and built the pyramids.
1/30/2006 9:20:25 PM
HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
1/31/2006 4:50:28 AM
Nightmare the clown
*Insert \"Stargate\" refrence here*
1/31/2006 11:28:40 AM
Ironically, not only could we reproduce the pyramids, but we could do in the same amount of time with, roughly, 1/1000 the manpower, using modern technology.
I mean, the pyramids took several years and tens of thousands of workers apiece to build, right?
Well, take a few tens of workers, with heavy lifting equiptment specifically designed for hundred ton blocks of stone (lots of load bearing ramps and rollers, I'd imagine), appropriately scaled and automated quarrying equiptment and machinery, some massive cranes, and such, and I bet they'll get the job done as quickly, or faster, than a thousand times as many egyptians did...
1/31/2006 5:08:21 PM
Just because we DO NOT do so doesn't mean that we CAN NOT do so. We just have more reasons to not build a full-scale copy of the Great Pyramid (mainly cost) than we do to build it (mainly just personal gratification). We have not bothered to rebuild the Twin Towers, either, but that doesn't mean we can't.
1/31/2006 6:31:06 PM
Not only can we build pyramids, we can also build hollow ones made of glass, as Vegas's Luxor (itself an engineering marvel) proves.
We don't make stone pyramids anymore because we really don't need to. It'd be a waste of resources (namely, money).
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