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When Is A Pyramid Not A Pyramid?

 
 
Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 06:57 am
Hi All!

When is a pyramid not a pyramid?
And why?

Thank you, have a splendid everything!
Mark...
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mister kitten
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 07:03 am
Hey Mark,
Are you talking about the geometric pyramid or ancient pyramids?
If the former, then a pyramid is not a pyramid when it doesn't fulfill the requirements of a pyramid (i.e. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_%28geometry%29 )
The latter would not be itself when it crumbles apart or something similar.

Have a sparkling everything, Mark
mark noble
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 07:08 am
@mister kitten,
mister kitten wrote:

a pyramid is not a pyramid when it doesn't fulfill the requirements of a pyramid.


Hi <ole!!!

Think about what you have stated above...

All the best!
Mark...
Intrepid
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 07:26 am
@mark noble,
A pyramid is not a pyramid when nobody buys into it.
mister kitten
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 07:31 am
@mark noble,
Ah you're a trick, Mr. Mark. Should I have not taken it seriously?
mark noble
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 08:18 am
@mister kitten,
No <ole, no trick.
Think about the obvious and it will become more obvious!

Kindest regards!
Mark... Oh, Hi, by the way!
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Caroline
 
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Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2010 10:46 pm
@mark noble,
So come on then Mark, tell us when is a pyramid not a pyramid? I'm curious.
mark noble
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 12:34 pm
@Caroline,
Hi Caroline!

If I could PM you, I would. This is not a trick question.
Read the opening thread-sentence.
You're an ex-phili, like me.
What would Ken see in this sentence?

The answer is in the question itself, but so often the obvious is completely overlooked.

If no-one gets it by Tuesday, I'll tell you.

Kind regards! Mark...
Caroline
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 12:39 pm
@mark noble,
I have no idea.
Thanks.
mark noble
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 01:17 pm
@Caroline,
Hi!

It doesn't have to be a pyramid - It can be anything.

When is a camel not a camel?

Mark...
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mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2010 12:26 pm
@Caroline,
Hi Caroline!

Here is the answer!

When is a "Pyramid" not a pyramid? Never!!! How can something that "IS" not be "What it is"?

All the best!
Mark...
Homomorph
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2010 06:01 pm
@mark noble,
Do you mean when you look at it from the top?
mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2010 06:10 pm
@Homomorph,
Hi Homomorph!

I've missed you, my friend!

Doesn't really matter where you view it from, it's still what it is.

Have a fantasmagorical day!
Mark...
Homomorph
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2010 06:21 pm
@mark noble,
Oops. Didn't see the above post.

It seems the answer to many questions lie in the questions themselves, and the person asking them. Smile

Glad to detect you again. Smile
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Caroline
 
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Reply Wed 11 Aug, 2010 07:32 am
@mark noble,
Ahh I get it, very funny.
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validity
 
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Reply Fri 13 Aug, 2010 02:35 pm
@mark noble,
mark noble wrote:
Here is the answer!

When is a "Pyramid" not a pyramid? Never!!! How can something that "IS" not be "What it is"?
Very clever. Lets explore the answer.

So the Great Pyramid of Giza, will never be in a state that it does not have the quality of being a pyramid. Is this what your answer is saying?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 13 Aug, 2010 02:39 pm
@validity,
validity, You're jumping the gun; he's saying a pyramid will always be a pyramid - when it's a pyramid. He didn't say a pyramid can't change its form.
validity
 
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Reply Fri 13 Aug, 2010 02:56 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Yes, that is what the question implies, but I smell a rat in the answer.

The rat is that I see the answer more suited to the question "Can a pyramid be anything other than a pyramid" not "When is a pyramid not a pyramid". For 'when' implies change i.e will a pyramid be a pyramid in another x years or was a pyramid a pyramid x years ago. We can not know if a pyramid will be a pyramid in another x years or if the pyramid was a pyramid x years ago...

should I have more coffee....
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 13 Aug, 2010 03:00 pm
@validity,
After several millennia common knowledge about shapes like the Giza Pyramids, they will always be known as pyramids even if their shapes changes a bit.

Take the Temple of Artemis as an example; nothing remains but a column, but people still remember it as one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.
validity
 
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Reply Fri 13 Aug, 2010 03:09 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:
they will always be known as pyramids even if their shapes changes a bit.
and if their shapes change alot, say to the point of being a cube, should they still be know as pyramids?

EDIT we are talking about pyramids in general ie the geometric componet.

cicerone imposter wrote:
Take the Temple of Artemis as an example; nothing remains but a column, but people still remember it as one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.
A temple is not as easily defined as a pyramid. This example wont help this thread, other than forcing me to say the Temple of Artemis should be called the site on which the Temple of Artemis was built.
 

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