RE: [asa] New Age Cults and the Georgia Guidestones

From: Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
Date: Wed Dec 09 2009 - 21:34:41 EST

If you want to make a ruler, it is easier to divide in two--- bisecting a line. That is why we have rulers with inches, half inches, quarter inches and so on. It is more difficult to divide a given distance, say a centimeter, into ten equal parts and call them millimeters.

Moorad
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From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On Behalf Of Merv Bitikofer [mrb22667@kansas.net]
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 6:38 PM
To: Murray Hogg; asa
Subject: Re: [asa] New Age Cults and the Georgia Guidestones

Hey --don't knock it! This God equation is just what I need to show my
'FPS-centric' students that it's really the metric system that is God's
system of measurement, since He obviously had a hand getting the meter
used as our unit of measurement for this equation to work out. I may
need to rewrite my lesson plans tonight... (I'll bet we could get
somebody to work up how the fps system that the devious Brits stuck us
with really works up to 666.)

--Merv
p.s. In all seriousness, the history of the meter is a fascinating one
---complete with surveyors who actually did map out & measure at least
part of the way to the north pole on a longitudinal line through
France. Of course they gave up before they got close to the pole and
used mathematics to finish out the "measurement". Thanks to this
inexact but pain-staking effort we now have an easy approximation for
our earth circumference even if a meter is now defined differently.
(same with 1 ml of water being about 1 gram) Try doing THAT with
gallons and cubic inches. God bless the French.

Murray Hogg wrote:
> Did you note P.Z.Myers efforts at a SERIOUS refutation of this?
>
> That he thinks the "God Equation" needs refutation about says it all.
>
> Rolls eyes...
>
> Murray
>
>> hey, if people are gullible enough to believe humans are causing
>> global warming, they'd believe anything, wouldn't they??
>> I'm sure we can adjust the data to make this work.
>>
>> Randy
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> From: "Jon Tandy" <tandyland@earthlink.net>
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 4:43 PM
>> To: <asa@calvin.edu>
>> Subject: RE: [asa] New Age Cults and the Georgia Guidestones
>>
>>> Randy,
>>>
>>> Please tell me this isn't serious.
>>>
>>> Besides the lack of precision between the calculation 361,448
>>> (rounded here
>>> for simplicity) and the speed of light 361,343, I'm wondering about
>>> the "366
>>> degrees to an Earth circle" (is a gross approximation of the
>>> 365.2424 days
>>> per year?), and the earth's "40,000 km in circumference" (measured
>>> at what
>>> point?) ?? (I also wonder what are Kths, but I'm too lazy and
>>> uninterested
>>> to look it up.)
>>>
>>> I'm also wondering about the change in the earth's rotation over the
>>> last 4
>>> billion years, as I understand it the rotation was faster and the days
>>> shorter in the past. Wonder if they took that into account.
>>>
>>> Jon Tandy
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On
>>> Behalf Of Randy Isaac
>>> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 2:06 PM
>>> To: asa@calvin.edu
>>> Subject: Re: [asa] New Age Cults and the Georgia Guidestones
>>>
>>> Good work on the fine structure constant.
>>> You're probably glad your name isn't connected with this equation
>>> that was
>>> just announced.
>>> http://ashnews.org/MoonandEarthEngineered.aspx
>>>
>>> Randy
>>>
>>>
>>>
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