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Venus Radius: Estimate of the Builders

Doug Keenan | See: http://bigskymap.com/

Published 29th May 2017 - 7 Comments

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In his book Magicians of the Gods, Graham Hancock suggests that an advanced civilisation existed in prehistory.

This civilisation had accurate knowledge regarding the size of our planet, and encoded this knowledge into the design of the Great Pyramid.

Their method of encoding is summarised in the article here.

A sphere can store one value, in its radius. A pyramid can store two values, in its base and in its height.

The Great Pyramid stores the value of the radius of the Earth redundantly in both base and height.

This highlights the accuracy found in the value and also specifies the constant of proportion to be used (in this case, K=43200).

The next planet towards the sun is Earth’s closest planetary neighbour, our sister world Venus.

When considering the second pyramid to represent the planet Venus, the same constant of proportion can be used.

The base of the Venus pyramid is 215.3m (411.2 cubits). The height of the Venus pyramid is 143.5m (274.1 cubits).

Using the formula for the volume of a pyramid these values yield a volume of 2.217×106m3. The volume of the Great Pyramid – the Earth pyramid – can be similarly calculated as 2.594×106m3.

The ratio of these values, is = 0.855.

According to Wikipedia, the volume of the Earth is 1.083×1021m3 and the volume of Venus is 9.284×1020m3.

The ratio of these values, is = 0.857.

These two ratios are remarkably close, less than half of one percent apart.

The Venus pyramid stands in volumetric proportion to the Earth pyramid, as planet Venus does to the planet Earth.

The upscaled version of the radius of Venus using the height would be K × HVENUS = 43200 × 143.5m = 6200km.

The upscaled version of the radius of Venus using the base would be K × = 43200 × = 5920km.

These two values represent the outer bounds of the estimate: 6200km-5920km = 280km.

The average of these two values is (6200km+5920km)/2 = 6060km. The error range is divided evenly, resolving to 140km above or below the estimated value.

With the same method of encoding the Great Pyramid applied to the second pyramid, the builders declare the radius of Venus as being 6060±140km.

Our current estimate based on space age technology is 6052±1km.

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Fixing Figure 59: The Great Pyramid Models the Earth

Doug Keenan | See: http://bigskymap.com/

Published 27th September 2016 - 6 Comments

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In the otherwise excellent [i]Magicians of the Gods, a significant error exists that can use attention. By kind invitation of the author this article aims to expand and detail this claim.

Specifically, while the text of Figure 59 makes mathematical sense, the illustration taken as a whole does not.

This diagram scanned from Magicians of the Gods does not depict the correct proportions of the Great Pyramid with respect to a globe. Incorrect parts are crossed out in red.

First a few facts presented as uncontroversial. The Great Pyramid stands H = 280 cubits (builder cubits) high and B = 440 cubits along each side.

If this height were to be interpreted as the radius of a circle, the circumference of that circle would be

2 pi H = 2 pi 280 = 1760 cubits.

Note that the sum of all four sides of the Great Pyramid also equals this value.

4 * B = 4*440 = 1760 cubits.

Further note the Great Pyramid has a base/height ratio of pi/2.

4 * B = 2 pi H

B/H = pi/2

Multiplying these values by the constant scale factor K = 43200 gives a remarkably good approximation to the physical dimensions of our planet. This observation is of course spelled out in the text that accompanies Figure 59 and thus is also presented as relatively uncontroversial.

However in the illustration of Figure 59 one side of a pyramid is shown, inscribed in a circle in which the height equals a radius (X) and the base equals a diameter (Y). This is a trivial identification since Y = 2X always for every circle. And since there are four sides per pyramid, the entire perimeter would be eight times the radius.

Such a pyramid would have a base/height ratio of 2, markedly different from our Great Pyramid. Such a pyramid could be made, with its base in proper proportion to the scaled earth model, but not its height. Similarly another pyramid could be made with its height in proper proportion, but not its base.

A Figure 59 pyramid with the same base as ours (440cubits) would have a height of 220 cubits, different from the height of ours (280cubits). A Figure 59 pyramid with the same height as ours would be much larger along the base, 560 cubits.

No doubt the builders could have created any of these alternatives had they so chosen. They had to make choices about how best to model a globe, about how to encode specific physical data using the specifications of the Great Pyramid they were to actualize.

Modeled to first order as a sphere with uniform radius, only one variable – that radius – needs encoding for later retrieval.

A pyramid offers two immediate physical measurements to encode information, base (side) and height. Used to model a scaled sphere, either variable – height or base – could be used.

Note that a higher base/height ratio is easier to construct, using less stone. With its higher base/height ratio a Figure 59 pyramid could encode using the base only, and save a sizeable fraction of stonework elevating the structure to a shorter height.

Instead the builders took a more difficult path, since the actual Great Pyramid would be harder to build than a Figure 59 pyramid. All things equal, therefore, had it been an option to the builders, they could have and would have chosen it. They did not.

By building up, taking the difficult path, they could encode the radius using both the base and the height. This improves transmission efficiency with “magicians” yet to come, as the encoded variable can be duplicated, scaled accordingly, into both pyramid variables.

The correct proportions of the Great Pyramid with the Northern Hemisphere mapped to its surface. This unique proportion “circles the square” in three dimensions. ©Keenan. Source: www.birthday-pi.com

Using whatever method is convenient later, measuring either the height or the base would allow the magician to extract the desired value. Measuring both allows cross-referencing.

In addition, understanding the unnecessary difficulty makes the globe modelling even more obvious. This was not a coincidental choice.

In conclusion, the builders had good reasons for their decision. Those reasons – knowing the structure as it was meant to be – is the best motive for highlighting the issue with Figure 59, and making a request to correct it.

It mattered to the builders so it should matter to us.[/i]

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[i]Doug Keenan was born in Indiana and received his degree in electrical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. For more than twenty years he enjoyed a career in the consumer electronics field and holds several patents including the multi-brand universal remote control. Doug is a computer programmer, botanist and entrepreneur, whose work now focuses on pyramids.[/i]

Venus Radius: Estimate of the Builders

Doug Keenan | See: http://bigskymap.com/

Published 29th May 2017 - 7 Comments

Articles

[img=788x0]https://grahamhancock.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/keenand2-2-1024x576-1024x576.jpg[/img]

In his book Magicians of the Gods, Graham Hancock suggests that an advanced civilisation existed in prehistory.

This civilisation had accurate knowledge regarding the size of our planet, and encoded this knowledge into the design of the Great Pyramid.

Their method of encoding is summarised in the article here.

A sphere can store one value, in its radius. A pyramid can store two values, in its base and in its height.

The Great Pyramid stores the value of the radius of the Earth redundantly in both base and height.

This highlights the accuracy found in the value and also specifies the constant of proportion to be used (in this case, K=43200).

The next planet towards the sun is Earth’s closest planetary neighbour, our sister world Venus.

When considering the second pyramid to represent the planet Venus, the same constant of proportion can be used.

The base of the Venus pyramid is 215.3m (411.2 cubits). The height of the Venus pyramid is 143.5m (274.1 cubits).

Using the formula for the volume of a pyramid these values yield a volume of 2.217×106m3. The volume of the Great Pyramid – the Earth pyramid – can be similarly calculated as 2.594×106m3.

The ratio of these values, is = 0.855.

According to Wikipedia, the volume of the Earth is 1.083×1021m3 and the volume of Venus is 9.284×1020m3.

The ratio of these values, is = 0.857.

These two ratios are remarkably close, less than half of one percent apart.

The Venus pyramid stands in volumetric proportion to the Earth pyramid, as planet Venus does to the planet Earth.

The upscaled version of the radius of Venus using the height would be K × HVENUS = 43200 × 143.5m = 6200km.

The upscaled version of the radius of Venus using the base would be K × = 43200 × = 5920km.

These two values represent the outer bounds of the estimate: 6200km-5920km = 280km.

The average of these two values is (6200km+5920km)/2 = 6060km. The error range is divided evenly, resolving to 140km above or below the estimated value.

With the same method of encoding the Great Pyramid applied to the second pyramid, the builders declare the radius of Venus as being 6060±140km.

Our current estimate based on space age technology is 6052±1km.

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Fixing Figure 59: The Great Pyramid Models the Earth

Doug Keenan | See: http://bigskymap.com/

Published 27th September 2016 - 6 Comments

Articles

In the otherwise excellent [i]Magicians of the Gods, a significant error exists that can use attention. By kind invitation of the author this article aims to expand and detail this claim.

Specifically, while the text of Figure 59 makes mathematical sense, the illustration taken as a whole does not.

This diagram scanned from Magicians of the Gods does not depict the correct proportions of the Great Pyramid with respect to a globe. Incorrect parts are crossed out in red.

First a few facts presented as uncontroversial. The Great Pyramid stands H = 280 cubits (builder cubits) high and B = 440 cubits along each side.

If this height were to be interpreted as the radius of a circle, the circumference of that circle would be

2 pi H = 2 pi 280 = 1760 cubits.

Note that the sum of all four sides of the Great Pyramid also equals this value.

4 * B = 4*440 = 1760 cubits.

Further note the Great Pyramid has a base/height ratio of pi/2.

4 * B = 2 pi H

B/H = pi/2

Multiplying these values by the constant scale factor K = 43200 gives a remarkably good approximation to the physical dimensions of our planet. This observation is of course spelled out in the text that accompanies Figure 59 and thus is also presented as relatively uncontroversial.

However in the illustration of Figure 59 one side of a pyramid is shown, inscribed in a circle in which the height equals a radius (X) and the base equals a diameter (Y). This is a trivial identification since Y = 2X always for every circle. And since there are four sides per pyramid, the entire perimeter would be eight times the radius.

Such a pyramid would have a base/height ratio of 2, markedly different from our Great Pyramid. Such a pyramid could be made, with its base in proper proportion to the scaled earth model, but not its height. Similarly another pyramid could be made with its height in proper proportion, but not its base.

A Figure 59 pyramid with the same base as ours (440cubits) would have a height of 220 cubits, different from the height of ours (280cubits). A Figure 59 pyramid with the same height as ours would be much larger along the base, 560 cubits.

No doubt the builders could have created any of these alternatives had they so chosen. They had to make choices about how best to model a globe, about how to encode specific physical data using the specifications of the Great Pyramid they were to actualize.

Modeled to first order as a sphere with uniform radius, only one variable – that radius – needs encoding for later retrieval.

A pyramid offers two immediate physical measurements to encode information, base (side) and height. Used to model a scaled sphere, either variable – height or base – could be used.

Note that a higher base/height ratio is easier to construct, using less stone. With its higher base/height ratio a Figure 59 pyramid could encode using the base only, and save a sizeable fraction of stonework elevating the structure to a shorter height.

Instead the builders took a more difficult path, since the actual Great Pyramid would be harder to build than a Figure 59 pyramid. All things equal, therefore, had it been an option to the builders, they could have and would have chosen it. They did not.

By building up, taking the difficult path, they could encode the radius using both the base and the height. This improves transmission efficiency with “magicians” yet to come, as the encoded variable can be duplicated, scaled accordingly, into both pyramid variables.

The correct proportions of the Great Pyramid with the Northern Hemisphere mapped to its surface. This unique proportion “circles the square” in three dimensions. ©Keenan. Source: www.birthday-pi.com

Using whatever method is convenient later, measuring either the height or the base would allow the magician to extract the desired value. Measuring both allows cross-referencing.

In addition, understanding the unnecessary difficulty makes the globe modelling even more obvious. This was not a coincidental choice.

In conclusion, the builders had good reasons for their decision. Those reasons – knowing the structure as it was meant to be – is the best motive for highlighting the issue with Figure 59, and making a request to correct it.

It mattered to the builders so it should matter to us.[/i]

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[i]Doug Keenan was born in Indiana and received his degree in electrical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. For more than twenty years he enjoyed a career in the consumer electronics field and holds several patents including the multi-brand universal remote control. Doug is a computer programmer, botanist and entrepreneur, whose work now focuses on pyramids.[/i]

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