Scott Creighton doesn't have governments throwing money at him. Most alts have no sponmsors and no funding at all.
To get funding one must believe in ramps, tombs and changeless bumpkins. As soon as an Egyptologist says he doesn't think the ancients believed in gods and magic his funding will dry up. You can't even get a degree in the field if you don't believe in the assumptions.
This is the modern day reality. You won't be taken seriously if you don't believe.