> Yeah, sure, just look at all of the hard-headed,
> money-minded types turning down the Harvard
> Business School to go into Egyptology.
There are thousands of Egyptologists and they make pretty good money. Most in this country will make over $100,000 annually. They get research grants and salaries from colleges. They dig in Egypt or live in ivoryt towers. They are paid with tax dollars and the tuition of students who don't even know the Pyramid Texts are incomprehensible. They are paid by the UN and by US foreign aid. The money stream is broad and diverse.
> I’m trying to find a way of reading your
> statements which makes them other than just plain
> bonkers. Perhaps you’re mistaking the Egyptian
> tourist industry for Egyptology?
Great! but look out because you're half way to thinking like I do. Pretty soon you'll see everyone makes sense and is always giving away their premises. Some of the money from tourism certainly finds its way to supporting Egyptology. The more money the Egyptian government has coming in the more they can fund Egyptology. The more baksish floating around the more lucrative are the dealings at Giza.
> Scott Creighton is doing his best to put himself
> in the Graham Hancock league. There is a revenue
> stream for those who succeed in the genre. I
> suggest you look at the site of Scott’s
> publisher and in particular the “All Authors”
> They seem to find it adequately remunerative.
> Perhaps they could advise you.
More power to him.
While I don't necesarily agree with his conclusions I do agree with his thinking and his unwillingness to accept the quaint explanations. He has some good arguments. He is obviously right sometimes. What more can we ask of anyone?
> The ancients? Which ancients? That the ancient
> Egyptians “believed in” gods and magic is so
> conspicuously obvious that questioning it would
> put in doubt the questioner’s competence.
Exactly. All we have to go on is a book of magic which to their great embarrassment Egyptologists claim to understand. Despite the fact that it's merely incantatiuon and they can't tell you the first thing about even the simplest terms in the book, such as the meaning of the eye of horus, they still maintain they understand it. Even though new linguiosts are now sying it's translated and interpreted completely wrong they stillthink they understand it. Despite the fact that understanding nonsense would put one's sanity in question, they still maintain they understand it.
So, yes, the ancients mustta believed in gods and magic because they wrote a book of incantation and religion that only Egyptologists understand. This makes perfect sense to people; the book can be translated but it makes no sense because the authors were stinky footed bumpkins. Since it makes no sense only Egyptologists can tell us what it means yet they don't agree on the meaning of the simplest terms.
People in the future are going to laugh at us.
> Sorry, but I’m not seeing any compelling reason
> to take you seriously.
I accept none of the assumptions so you can't even argue with me. It's a wonder you understand what I'm saying at all. Most people don't.