posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 05:41 PM
reply to post by tauristercus
But still, there would have had to be a sizeable capital outlay incurred in the design, development, construction and testing of the prototype unit.
Makes you wonder just who the financial backers may have been and what was in it for them. I'm sure that even as far as 2000 years ago, as today,
anyone investing large sums of venture capital in an untried project would be expecting to recoup a tidy profit for their risk.
things were not done the way we do things now. many things were done by specialized tradesmen, monks, politicians, religious hierarchy, etc. "capital
outlay" was not the norm back then. trade was the norm. you had your place and you stayed in it. knowledge passed down from parent to offspring
unlike today. it would be like a burger king employee asking how the flames got to their grill. they have no idea the engineering and infastructure it
takes to flamebroil that burger. they just know it does and its something beyond their comprehension and self taught ignorance. one family who were
governed to produce maps, charts, do what we do today; get the info from whoever did it before and grow it from there. and they'd lock themselves in
the room until it was done for their honor and reputation. then if the item produced worked and benefited whomever they were commissioned from, then
you got paid by given land, title, staus, etc. which is like today. but this info they gained they'd keep to themselves like the way we have to pay
to go to college for information to learn a trade.
So is it plausible only a few people had the knowledge of mathmatics and engineering to do this, yes. do you need a massive infastructure, no!
remember they didnt have internet, phones, mail, or constant contact with others like them, in fact it was socially, politically, religiously and
financially important not to. (like today, lol)