1. Expert Twelever Sapphire
Join Date
Aug 2006
Location
UK
Posts
1,666
Originally Posted by pws111
I am not pandering, you have valid points and I want to be as complete as possible. Per the measurements done by NOAA in 2000, the distance is 119.221 meters, center to center, but that was measured at the top of the monument.

The height of the monument to 1/8 inch was a published number at the time it was built. I did not make it up or use a measurement from today.

First, we need to realize that even if the builders were exact, we can't guarantee our measurements are exact too. The way you get to a certain value is look and see what is close. Then you ask yourself, is what I see possibly relevant. You also ask yourself if you are making too big of a jump. IIMO, rounding off to the first whole number, 379 is not unreasonable. The numbers 666 and 13 are very relevant. Then you try to see where what you find might lead. If you hit a dead end, then maybe you need to go back and change some of the assumptions. If it works and leads you closer to something or if other clues appear to coincide and agree then you might be on the right track. Both 666 and 13 will become very critical.

I guess I can try to understand your apprehension, but I just can't see expecting it to be perfect on this scale. Plus, the same numbers are in Maranatha, so Duncan and co. believe they are important as well.

I am not asking you to believe me, just to look with a reasonable expectation. If you are only off a few tenths of a foot over 679 feet, that ain't bad. It is an error less than .05%.

So, we have a published number for the height at the time it was built, maybe we can find a number for how far off the monument was at the time it was built from the Pier. I have looked, but have not found it. They replaced the Pier in 1889, so they had to know where it was supposed to be. It might be in some document about the construction of the monument in the Library of Congress, but I live too far away to try and find it.
It matters not what the height measurement was or when/how it was made. The point I was trying to make is that it does not seem part of a plan if you have a measurement to the accuracy of one-eigth one way, and then use 'about' (and in reference to metres) the other. That then IMHO is not planned.

You say that the same numbers are in Maranatha - must have missed that as well. I don't recall thirteen or six-six-six being in the text at all. If you're saying that you 'found' 13 and 666 in your 'research' as a result of the LRB, then 13 and 666 are important to you, but not necessarily to D.

2. Originally Posted by jlockest
It matters not what the height measurement was or when/how it was made. The point I was trying to make is that it does not seem part of a plan if you have a measurement to the accuracy of one-eigth one way, and then use 'about' (and in reference to metres) the other. That then IMHO is not planned.

You say that the same numbers are in Maranatha - must have missed that as well. I don't recall thirteen or six-six-six being in the text at all. If you're saying that you 'found' 13 and 666 in your 'research' as a result of the LRB, then 13 and 666 are important to you, but not necessarily to D.
What you or I think really does not matter because facts will bear out in the end.

To me coincidence is far harder to believe than planned, but it will get more interesting. The 679 is only a clue and not the end.

3. Expert Twelever Sapphire
Join Date
Aug 2006
Location
UK
Posts
1,666
Originally Posted by pws111
What you or I think really does not matter because facts will bear out in the end.
...
Totally agree. BUT - there is a difference between a fact and how that fact is achieved/presented. EG 'why is a fire engine red' (Why is a fire engine red? (Jokes Kids Friendly Forum) 6/24/2006 426795) - the fact (in the UK (and in general)) is that fire engines are red, but the purported proof is totally bogus.

4. Originally Posted by jlockest
Totally agree. BUT - there is a difference between a fact and how that fact is achieved/presented. EG 'why is a fire engine red' (Why is a fire engine red? (Jokes Kids Friendly Forum) 6/24/2006 426795) - the fact (in the UK (and in general)) is that fire engines are red, but the purported proof is totally bogus.
LOL - Funny!