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Re: John Michell lecture
May 18, 2016, 16:01
But Tiompan have you no compassion? That's like shooting fish in a barrel. If Cerrig did write that in a serious fashion, it suggests a deep lack of interest in logic (how could someone erecting a stone in prehistoric Wales know, or indeed care about a pyramid in Egypt, before we even begin on the unlikely use of degrees...) or a wholly different (magical?) way of looking at the world (presumably that somehow, there's some important, meaningful and direct connection between stone circles in Wales and pyramids in Egypt, I can't even begin to imagine how, but presumably involving vibes and ether, I'm not trying to be funny).

So doesn't that make all the to-ing and fro-ing about methods of measuring sunsets and suchlike fade into the background, it being based on logic and science and mathematics? Can the two of you have any common ground? I suspect no, judging by the above. But if you did have, that would be interesting...
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