> How come when you base your notions on an
> assumption it is a valid line of reasoning, in the
> same breath you accuse an entire field of
> investigation of making unvalid assumptions?
> You bounce around like a ping pong ball
I never said it was OK for me to assume the ancients were sane. Everything I've done is contingent on them not being sun addled lunatics so if Egptology is right tht they were then I'm almost certainly wrong. It's the exact same thing the other way round; if Egyptology is wrong about them being highly superstitious then their other findings are all wrong.
I don't know who's right and who's wrong but I do know that bad hypotheses produce bad results. If they weren't superstitious it would explain why we know nothing about the ancient religion or magic. It explains why we don't know how the pyramids were built. If Egyptologists were right then why can my theory make predictions? Why are words like "believe" and "ramp" unattested? If the PT is about death then why are the words about life?
You know if Zahi Hawass came out tomorrow and showed "incontrovertible" evidence that the pyramids were built with geysers it would only raise my confidence level. I would never say anything is certain other than things related more to semantics than to reality. A tautology is necessarily true but there is no referent for these in nature. People are just playing with words and then extrapolating reality from it. They mustta used ramps so therefore it can be stated with absolute certainty that ramps were the only primitive technology available for the Egyptians to build pyramids. We imagine saying they mustta used ramps create ramps from thin air and then 4800 years removed all the evidence for these ramps.
This is the way our minds work. It is not the way of "amun". Reality just doesn't give a care about anybody's belief. The ancients would have known this if they could have understood the concept of "belief", but they couldn't. This is why they had no words for superstition. Neter meant natural phenomena and heca was its metaphysics. No gods, no magic, no beliefs at all. They lacked the concepts.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 17-Dec-16 00:01 by cladking.