It is obvious that the NOVA shows on PBS do not have a Logic editor, or ever had one, come to think of it. One would think that shows of science on TV would increase in quality compared to past shows. However, I suspect that the quality of shows of NOVA have steadily gone downhill, even without a Republican in the oval office.
But let me just get to the brunt of this show, shown tonight. And usually I am never laughing during a science show, but intently absorbed not wanting to miss anything, but tonight I was almost laughing through it.
This NOVA show was about several scientist, lacking in logic skills with their silly theory that they walked those huge and heavy rocks to their destination rather than rolled them on logs.
Now the show was about a experiment test of seeing if they could walk the rocks upright. It had been shown years ago that such statues could be rolled along, but no, these scientists think those huge statues were walked along for 10 kilometers to their final destination.
Now a real experiment would be to have two teams, the daffy walk upright team versus the team that log rolls the statue. And the question would be, can the walk team ever beat the log rolling time?
One need not wonder why scientists so often have a bad name when you see NOVA shows like this.
I have had personal experience in moving a real heavy log by means of logs of shortened telephone poles and a heavy cast iron bathtub using the same method. So log rolling really does work.
Why did not any volunteer or even the camera crew in this NOVA show ask the obvious question. How long would it take for a typical log rolling of a statue, versus a walking upright of the statue? I would guess that if the statues were about 10 kilometers from the final resting site, that log rolling would take about a week, whereas if they walked the statue it would take months, and the safer, less risky method is the logrolling.
So, the logical questions about these statues is not really how they were transported, for it is obvious to anyone that the transport would be the fastest and safest means, not the slowest and risky means. So the real important question was how they managed to lift erect one of these statues? The only key question is how they lifted erect and how difficult or easy that was. The logrolling is straightforward.
Now I am not saying there was no "walking the statue", for there was a tiny bit of walking once the statue had been logrolled to the site and then the walking occurred for a few meters to its final resting place.
Now, as for the eyes not yet carved out until it was finally put in place. Well, that maybe because they wanted some special significance of worship for the eyes, whether full eyes or of a different color.
And as for the slanted bottom, that would favor the logrolling theory so that at the final site it would be trimmed to fit, not that it was "walked". And another reason for the slant is likely that it is easier to lift erect with a slant than if the bottom were flat.
So here again, we see how vapid of logic is a NOVA science show, and how a group of scientists do not make us proud by a display of logical train of thought.
To think, that those massive rock statues would be "walked" along for 10 kilometers taking months and enormous risks when it is easy to logroll them in a week with virtually no risk, is mindboggling lack of logic.
Of course, the last few meters the statue is walked, but the majority of the distance it is logrolled.