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For those who have read The Da Vinci Code (and no spoiler for those who haven't) - I caught the author in an error. His Hebrew transliteration is for shit. He turned an H into a Vav. What the fuck?

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eub
May. 25th, 2004 07:59 pm (UTC)
As for Venus orbit.. maybe you should look again.

The orbital period of Venus does happen to be 224.7 days (see NASA, for example). The Venus-related parameter that I see people compare with human gestation is the time between conjunctions. That's about 290 days, but hey.
shaska
May. 26th, 2004 11:36 am (UTC)
Oh, that's right.. it IS 224ish.

270 days would be 3/4 of a circle, creating the shape of a diamond.

224 on the other hand is 3/5 of a circle, creating the shape of.. what, a pentagram????

No, that couldn't be right!
eub
May. 26th, 2004 12:27 pm (UTC)
Yup. Note that this is a different thing than the diagram of Earth-Venus-Sun conjunctions -- this one is a diagram of the Earth's position at intervals of one Venus-year. All kinds of pentagrams. (Any random ratio has a good chance of lying fairly close to some multiple of one fifth, is another way of looking at it.)

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