Why do ancient ruins align astronomically, or incorporate fundamental universal constants such as π(Pi) or φ(Phi)? Why was world-changing, mind-opening knowledge made esoteric, concealed behind symbols in stories and works of art? Why do so many ancient ruins appear like mysterious puzzles, with clear traces of technology but unfathomable function? Why are pyramids so cool and who the fuck builds a stonehenge?
These are some of the questions we completely fail to answer on this episode, continuing our discussion from previous episodes, stemming from Kyle's perusal of the Book of Enoch(by Enoch). References in the notes of that hoary tome led Russ to acquire Megalithic Architects Book 1: Thoth, the Architect of the Universe, by Ralph Ellis, a book that is concerned mostly with ancient metrology, or systems and units of measure. Why couldn't the ancients just use the metric system like normal, sane people who find simple arithmetic understanding like nine equals 3/4ths of 12 (9in. is 3/4 of one ft) too hard? Why are there three feet in a yard when we only have two feet? Why aren't inches called toes and why are there twelve in a foot when we only have ten, five to a foot? And which yard are they talking about anyway, the front or the back?
We don't know the answers to these questions. Maybe the ancients hadn't "progressed" to the point where they needed to use fingers and toes to help them do basic arithmetic. That's evolution for ya, baby.
We talk about all these things and more on this episode. Enjoy!
P. S. To all you Metric System devotees out there: How long is a parking meter?