posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 11:55 PM
Originally posted by Infra_red
A thought just occured to me so bear with me people. Everyone knows that the Great Pyramid of Egypt was emmense in size.
It's not that huge. Other ancient structure were equally or more prominent.
What better way to refract the Sun's light if you wanted to be noticed from space?
Erm, in case you didn't notice, the sides of the pyramid don't point up into space. The reflectivity quotient of the sides of the pyramid are
actually somewhat less than the desert.
And why on earth would a civilization capable of flying through thousands of parsecs of space and capable of avoiding meteors, comets, and
micrometeorites need a visual beacon? We don't use them on any aircraft and they haven't been used for a long time. Our technology is all
instrument and beacon based.
[quoteIt's centalized location on the Earth would mean that everyday light would bounce off of it's surface into space at a regulated time from a
position that is or was dead center of the collective land mass of this planet.
Actually, it isn't and wasn't. I forget who started the rumor, but you can easily knock holes in that one.
As a firm believer in life forms other than the ones on this planet, the idea is intriguing but that is for a discussion in another
I don't see any purpose in doing this when a ultra-high tech beacon would do (nor is there any indication that the area would be of particular
interest since the first city civilizations are in India.)
...unless you think that the Earth is surrounded by a Mass Stupidity field and that when they got here all their instruments and computers caught a
Stupidity Virus. I don't see that as plausible, myself.