Billy Pettit real disappointment
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Sun Jul 1 17:50:43 CDT 2007
Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> You might be able to move it by a nanometer. The solar wind might move
> it more. We're just too puny to have much of an effect. That was the
> conclusion we came to.
Still let us not forget what real levers could build.
The Pyramids and Stonehenge and Easter Island Heads come to
mind. I put more faith in that in that rather than some
> No it wasn't. Ask Eratosthenes. 8-)
I would ask him but I can't under stand a word he said.
It is all greek to me. :)
> Eratosthenes and Archimedes lived at the same time. The one who had
> drastically underestimated the size of the Earth was Pythagoras, 300
> years earlier.
PS. The greeks had a lot a creative ideas.
I wonder if they did not have slaves, they would have developed
higher mechanical engineering and perhaps development of a mechanical
> Peace... Sridhar
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