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General Relativity vs. The Egyptian Pyramids

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  1. MoreKane Blue Belt

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    you might think its quite odd comparing a scientific theory to an engineering feat...

    but what would you argue is the greater intellectual accomplishment

    Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

    or the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids
     
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    Relativity gets my vote.

    While I'm not terribly well-versed in Egyptian history and architecture, the pyramid is a simple and stable shape, especially one with a wide base relative to its height. The pyramids are an incredible achievement, but to me, it is more an achievement of organization and logistics than an intellectual one. They took a familiar shape and scaled it up to monolithic proportions, but as far as I know, didn't take advantage of more "intellectual" inspirations in architecture like the arch.

    Relativity is the product of the type of mind that (like Ronda Rousey) appears almost "once ever." Thinkers like Pythagoras and Issac Newton and Galileo and Albert Einstein get to places where few humans in the history of existence were capable of making that jump. What comes for centuries is built upon their inspiration.

    The arch was used by the Ancient Romans. I'm more intellectually impressed that they incorporated that theory into their buildings at such an early time.
     
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  4. Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    Relative pyramides.
     
  5. KILL KILL Gold Belt

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    One is a big ass structure. The other is an explanation for how the entire universe works. Come on TS.
     
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    It's like comparing apples and gorillas.
     
  7. Matt4786 Gold Belt

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    It's hard to put everything in its proper perspective since the architects/engineers were working with a vastly inferior knowledge set. Who's to say that there wasn't some Egyptian guy who was just as smart or smarter than Einstein, but the best he could do with the tools he was given was to make some pyramids. I suppose if we just look at the accomplishments objectively, then relativity hands down.
     
  8. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    My friend is convinced that humans had nothing to do with the pyramids... Even though there were humans inside them he still thinks aliens built them.

    I don't understand.
     
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    Greater accomplshment period? That's hard, but when you compare apples and oranges, and flat out asks what makes a better apple, I kind of have to go with the former
     
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    Aliens bro
     
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    Both are great scientific accomplishments but I'd say the Theory of Relativity.
     
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    Did you make sure to kick his ass?
     
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    My dad thinks the same thing and won't be convinced otherwise. Personally I support the theory that the blocks were moved to the pyramid site using a sled/wagon/other moving device with water being poured on the sand to make it easier for the sled to be moved. Once at the site, a pulling system that utilized pulleys, ramps, staircases, and scaffolds was used to stack the blocks.
     
  14. MoreKane Blue Belt

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    an afrocentrist "friend" i remember mentioned that the reason Albert Einstein and the german physicists along with other european physicists created General Relativity and Quantun Mechanics was because these guys were jealous of the expression of african mythology, cosmology etc. so the european scientists felt they needed to create something to combat that

    what do you guys think about this argument?
     
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    I feel stupider for having read it.
     
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    ..........Honda... are you fucking joking? Jesus, this forum is retarded
     
  17. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Da funk?
     
  18. cottagecheesefan Gold Belt

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    You compared Hondas mind to some of the greatest in history..
     
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    Without even really understanding what you mean, it's fairly obvious your "friend" is a stupid fuck.

    Anyway, what exactly is he saying they're jealous of??
     

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