posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 01:01 PM
Umm, Udio, that's a Scottish site, which still uses Imperial measurements in everyday use IIRC. So why would they give measurements in meters when
most people reading the article use feet and inches? This is not a scientific publication, so they'd have no standard to meet in what measurement
system to use. You're looking for a conspiracy where there isn't one.
And look at the previous measurements. The most recent one is actually *more* inaccurate than one done in 1975. Even assuming that one of the two
previous measurements is correct and the GPS one is incorrect, either the Chinese one or the American one is off by twice or a half.
And most scientists aren't mountaineers. Don't 1/4 of people whoa ttempt to scale Everest die? I would imagine they would send trained and
professional mountain climbers to scale Everest, as opposed to someone who has a Ph.D but is going to fall off a cliff halfway up.
[edit on 10-10-2005 by Esoterica]