> they didn't write about wiping their butts either.
> But I'm betting they did.
That strikes you as a logical analogy?
When did they start giving out a Wonders of the World award for wiping butts?
Look, let's not get ourselves into Sillyville here. The Dynastic period is arguably most well known for their magnificent architecture, not for wiping their butts. For them to get credit for that massive amount of stonework, we would expect plenty of evidence attesting to them actually achieving it. Some presence of tools, methods, eyewitness reports, accounting and descriptions specifically of such massive projects. And if G1 was one of the greatest accomplishments of mankind, and if it was done by a culture that left a massive volume of artifacts in documentation and painted scenes on just about every square inch of space available in that stonework but left virtually zero evidence at all of the tools and methods they used to build that thing, or any graphic depiction of the fruits of their labor, or even a firsthand eye-witness account of the construction, then this necessarily raises very important contradictions that need to be reconciled.
For Dash to title his article as "Occam’s Egyptian razor: the equinox and the alignment of the pyramids" is absurd, especially when he openly acknowledges that there is virtually zero evidence that any method he describes was actually used by the Egyptians to build any of their monuments.
> You just can't stick to an individual topic can you?
And you consider the following list to be "sticking to the subject"?...
> Perhaps you can show us the designs that Richard
> the Lionheart used to build his trebuchets?
> How about the plans for the Colisseum??
> Pharos lighthouse?
> A Viking ship?
> an English Longbow?
> what..no plans?? Warwick must be making more stuff up
No, Warwick just seems very gullible, and he realizes there is no evidence of the Dynastic Egyptians doing all that work, and so he deflects to other relatively miniscule projects, none of which come close to a "Wonders of the World" level of achievement, none of which involved many millions of tons of masonry allegedly erected within 200 years during in the Late Stone Age, all of which occurred long after the Dynastics existed when iron and wheel technology was commonly available, and all of which are, therefore, logically false analogies.
> > And I didn't say I didn't know. I asked how they knew.
> For the most part the same way you learned
And yet you still haven't ventured into suggesting any details about what you think their method was. If it's the way you learned, then please present that. I learned with a compass (both magnetic and draftsman's). I don't see any evidence of that in the Dynastic artifacts (neither does Dash). And so I'm just asking how you think they knew that stuff because it's not obvious to me how they did that.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?