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Complete BLOG on Ness of Brodgar 2010 (11/6 – 23/8) now as chapter in the list as Blog Ness Brodgar 2010

Here a last minute announcement of a talk I will give in Amsterdam in Dutch coming Thursday 27 May at 19.30 hours in the Foyer of the Veem Theater, van Diemenstraat 410, 1013CR , entrance Veem Theater, (plenty of paid parking near the bridge). The title is ‘ the Origin of Mathematics in the Stone Age of Western Europe’ (Het ontstaan van de wiskunde in de Steentijd van West-Europa).

I have added the outline of the Avebury circles as lunar calculators in ‘Avebury’s lunar clockwork’ (already revised again)

‘The Creation of Time’, as a page, was in need of repair for a long time, it got fat with additions and lost ‘the power of the flow’. I have reworked it thoroughly, especially the end, it is more concentrated now and relates more directly to what the website is about, that is still: the creation of time; and how to overcome the consequences. If there is a flow now, it is a different stream (please go there to get the flavour)
In the new version I have introduced the ‘Pilgrims of Time’ and the now famous Ness of Brodgar; as I have done in earlier, deleted articles, I again propose the association of Orkney’s high civilisation with the original legends and then myths of Hyperborea and Atlantis.
Stone Age Orkney is so extraordinary that it is beyond anything at the time in terms of sophistication in architecture (except Malta, maybe).
What makes architects often ‘philosophical’, but also exponents of a culture, is, that they have to think ’small’, in detail, aesthetical, but also ‘big’, that is: daring; all within the terms of the human measure and the contemporary society.
I cannot decide whether the heyday of Malta and Orkney were contemporary, but it could have been, it was at least close, but yet unclear in terms of our timescale, that is: which came first. The architecture and art though show there is no ‘higher’ common culture involved, which does not exclude some influence, especially by sea; this holds for the whole megalithic culture of the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
Both are examples of extraordinary high cultures on isolated islands; Crete comes to mind; Japan.

I have added improved versions of the Impress files and changed the text and name from Math Logic in Images to Maths Logic in Pictograms, see further comments below at 28/2.

Some very diverse chapters have been added these last days. ‘Delivery rooms’ is focussing on a specific important use of the large chambers, with a special attention for child beds (see below 25/02); then I have been able to include a ‘powerpoint’-like presentation of the geometries in pictograms, with all the relevant basic whole number relationships that occur in the model and are applied to the Giza pyramids, ‘Maths Logic in Pictograms’; and last but not least I have published quotes of eminent scientific thinkers, ‘Great Minds’, to give a background to my own theories and to show how the mystic truth is close to the heart of the great theoretical scientists and may help us to bridge the gap between the highest human knowledge and the ultimate scientific theory. As long as there is this gap, we can be sure that scientists do not really know what they are talking about; they still don’t know what gravity is, because they have the wrong concept.
I also mention my concept of ‘Permanent Creation’ for the first time on this site; it is meant to be the simple antidote against the ludicrous Big Bang cosmology. ( I find it awkward that some New Age pundits, eagerly embrace the Big Bang cosmology, the most violent and materialistic cosmology ever conceived by mankind, maybe they think it gives their ideas more scientific standing)

Not yet with all the pictures I would have liked, I have published ‘Delivery Rooms’, one of the themes of my lecture for the Orkney Archaeology Society. The main argument is that the spaces in the biggest mounts were the most even in temperature and would be ideal places in winter to care for women in childbirth and aftercare, without the need of a fire. Only few chambers though would be designed for that exclusive use.

(Revised and added)
A new piece has been added: ‘Maths & Circles’. This is an other, hopefully better understandable, introduction and explanation of the basic mathematics; it includes also an argument for the proper treatment of the data with respect to the huge material (megaliths) and considerable dimensions of the works we are dealing with. The central question is: is this model the actual key to Stone Age Mathematics, as the deciphering of the Hierroglyphs is the key to understanding the ancient Egyptian language; and what do we hold as proof of the adequate ‘translation’? These questions go to the heart of science and of what we may consider a scientific proof.
I have also included now the dimensions of the Second Pyramid (at end of ‘the Numbers explained’) with the height of 274 RC and side of 411 RC. The numbers 274 = 2×137 and 411 = 3 x 137. The sum of the heights of Second and Third Pyramid is then 274 + 126 = 400 RC ( ratios are then: 400:280=10:7 ; 280:126=20:9 ; 280:274=140:137 ; 274:126=137:63).
(I have no explanation yet for the prominent role of the prime 137, but maybe Paul Davies has)

For quite some time there have been two editions of The Numbers because I could not get them together (no broadband), but now all the data are in one chapter. Although it is all numbers it is in contents one of the most amazing chapters of this website. But it will only be appreciated fully once you understand how it all hangs together.

Reviewing the Quoyness videos I realized that videos 1, 6 and 7, in that order, are the quickest general introduction to my ‘thinking’ (aloud) about the Stone Age while you are viewing an Orkney landscape and the large interior of this magnificent Quoyness chamber. The videos are low in the list under the heading ‘Videos’ at ‘Quoyness chamber (7)’. There the chapter will guide you, they are about 7 minutes each.

I have emphasized more clearly now ( Rationalizing Irrational and Numbers explained) that the lintel ring of Stonehenge expresses Pi not as 22/7 but as Qute, that is 20V2/9, which is expressed in 180 ME / 81 MR or 20ME/9MR = 20V2/9. This in its turn is the logic of MaesHowe. I have also added the dimensions of the lintels as given by Atkinson, expressed in our Rainbow units. (Note that Atkinson’s average lintel length overstates the circumference of the inner lintel perimeter by nearly two metres, 30 x 3.2m, because it is the middle of the curved lintel).
More data of the Cole survey on the Great Pyramid have been added in the section ‘Brodgar and the Pyramids’ at the end of ‘Numbers explained’.

I must apologize for the hasty publication of the Pyramid Proportions, which was hardly readable. I have thoroughly revised this important but difficult presentation and hope it will be read again by those who have tried to figure it out, but have given up. I hope one day I will find a way to present it all in a more comprehensive and understandable way.

More explanatory additions have been made on the maths pages under ‘The Rainbow Proportion’, especially ‘Neolithic Bone Measures’. One important pictogram had fallen out and has been reinserted in ‘Rationalizing the Irrational’.
I get the impression that it is still all rather difficult to follow and I can only keep on improving and extending the presentation to make the picture clear. 4/12/09
The quitessence of the mathematical model has now been published in the Chapters: ‘The Rainbow Proportion’ and ‘Rationalizing the Irrational’.
I have also found compelling evidence (Burl on Powell) that even at Newgrange the unit of the Megalithic Ell (ME) was used, which points in the direction of the male ulna (bone forearm=half ME) being the original root unit, which was already suggested by measurements of Stonehenge, but is obviously older than I thought. (See Numbers explained)

In a new article I have given my prediction of the possible number involved in the amount of stones in the Ring of Brodgar, 66 ?(or 63). As far as I know this number has not yet been published, but the two I propose follow from the mathematical model I applied to the circle. If I am right this would of course be a welcome support for the validity of my mathematical analysis, but if I am wrong it does not affect the model as I have argued at the end of the chapter : the Creation of Time; any number 60-72 is allright.
Another possibility is 62, which would relate to the circumference in megalithic ell, but this is not a whole number, being 622,2/10. In the chapter Brodgar Documents I have given the significance of the numbers 59, 60 and 61, but my best bet remains 66. Again, the number of stones does not necessarily relate to the ratios of the circles involved, as I understand it as yet.

Although the computer failed me at the high point of my lecture, it did not ruin the contents given the reaction of the Orkney Archaeology Society (OAS) in a letter I received a few days later from which I quote: ‘Many thanks for coming to give your fascinating talk on ‘the Neolithic Ice Age and the Birth of Mathematics’ last Wednesday (11/11/09)….It is a long time since we have had a talk that stimulated such debate and discussion’… and… ‘we will keep an eye on your website for future developments’. Another member of the committee wrote: ‘Certainly I can’t remember another occasion when an OAS public lecture has caused so much ongoing discussion. You certainly made an impact’.
What more could one want ?
I can only hope the same experience and curiosity is dealt by my readers.

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