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Origyptian Wrote:

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> cladking Wrote:

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> > The "mathematical papyri" date to after the

> great

> > pyramid building age.

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> At least a full millennium after: the latest G1

> could have been built was around 2550 BC, the

> Rhind papyrus is dated at 1550 BC.

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> The Rhind Papyrus has zero relevance to what

> happened on Giza a millennium earlier.

I seriously doubt that this later mathematics bears much resemblance to the math used by the pyramid builders. It might look like ancient math but it probably didn't work the same way. The real irony here is that nobody even understands the newer math and for all we know the papyri are 2nd grade math books.

The ancient math was, I believe, ordinal in nature. I doubt that there were such things as symbolism, metaphor, or "abstractions" in ancient knowledge so they wouldn't understand cardinal math which is one huge abstraction. The concept of "2" would be far outside their experience since everything in their world was unique. "2" would be expressed as "1/2" to show you are counting one of two similar things. The rules for manipulating such a system would seem to grow complex quickly.

There are some clues to how their math works in the PT and I'm hoping maybe some day I can add them up. "To divide in two these your four days and eight nights". My working guess at this time is that this is a description of a work schedule with a 20 day cycle (swing shift) but I can't justify the logic or math.

These people didn't think like Egyptologists so Egyptologists will never understand them until they recognize and parse these differences. That they believe they understand them through a book of incantation is incredible!

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 16-Jan-18 16:30 by cladking.

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> cladking Wrote:

> --------------------------------------------------

> -----

> > The "mathematical papyri" date to after the

> great

> > pyramid building age.

>

> At least a full millennium after: the latest G1

> could have been built was around 2550 BC, the

> Rhind papyrus is dated at 1550 BC.

>

> The Rhind Papyrus has zero relevance to what

> happened on Giza a millennium earlier.

I seriously doubt that this later mathematics bears much resemblance to the math used by the pyramid builders. It might look like ancient math but it probably didn't work the same way. The real irony here is that nobody even understands the newer math and for all we know the papyri are 2nd grade math books.

The ancient math was, I believe, ordinal in nature. I doubt that there were such things as symbolism, metaphor, or "abstractions" in ancient knowledge so they wouldn't understand cardinal math which is one huge abstraction. The concept of "2" would be far outside their experience since everything in their world was unique. "2" would be expressed as "1/2" to show you are counting one of two similar things. The rules for manipulating such a system would seem to grow complex quickly.

There are some clues to how their math works in the PT and I'm hoping maybe some day I can add them up. "To divide in two these your four days and eight nights". My working guess at this time is that this is a description of a work schedule with a 20 day cycle (swing shift) but I can't justify the logic or math.

These people didn't think like Egyptologists so Egyptologists will never understand them until they recognize and parse these differences. That they believe they understand them through a book of incantation is incredible!

Man fears the pyramid, time fears man.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 16-Jan-18 16:30 by cladking.

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