Re: Information & Power /Alexandria library

Spike Jones (
Wed, 05 May 1999 20:55:15 -0700

> Spikus wrote: > ...Evidently the Greeks knew how to do these stone arches..
> Billy Brown wrote: So do modern archaeologists. They have even
> reconstructed...
> ...and they had no idea why
> things had to be done the way they were. You can easily duplicate > this process just by studying an existing arch and copying it.

Billy, do you then suppose the Greeks did not figure out the formula for the arches in closed form? They had mathematics. I would be disappointed if they did them by eyeball, but now that I think it over I suspect you are right. Think Ill go check out that national park in Maine. {8-] spikus