posted on May, 5 2005 @ 09:25 AM
Originally posted by AllseeingEYE
Originally posted by VaporTrail
counting the base. it's a 3d object yo'
Yes without looking at the base an egyptian pyrimid has 4 sides and this one has three, but i was assuming we all knew what 3d was. Oh well
When did we start counting the base of a building as a side???
[edit on 5-5-2005 by AllseeingEYE]
Good point- and to get more at the root of that little barb, if it has no apex it isn't 4 sided- it's 5 sided.
-puts on the "smartest person
Let's think about practical uses for a second. A pyramid is a very stable shape- that's why the egyptian pyramids are that shape- because its solid-
it doesn't take a lot of engineering to keep a pyramid from falling over. I wonder if the shape has good impact-resistance characteristics- it seems
like a structure which expands towards the base would distribute the force of an impact of an increasingly broad area as the force moved through the
structure, presumably making it stronger than most normal configurations.
So here is what I'm getting at. If they didn't have solid rock to use for a bunker, might an earthen pyramid have simply been a good shape for a
bunker? I'm really just asking because I'm not certain, but maybe it's a matter of practicality- not anything mystical.
[edit on 5-5-2005 by The Vagabond]