posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 01:52 PM
My father (who was a civil engineer) used to tell me a story about tunnels..
Two tunnels of about the same length were under construction, one in Europe under the Alps, and one in China.
The European one had German Engineers and, when the two bores met they were off by 2 centimeters. The German surveyer promptly went and shot himself,
ashamed of the vast error.
The Chinese kept working their tunnels until eventually they both exited the mountain, never having met. They promptly threw a huge party celebrating
the fact that they now had two tunnels instead of one.
Accuracy is matter of culture and what is possible.