> As many here are fond of pointing out, no one can
> say for certain HOW they were built.
Yes. No one can say how they were built with certainty because Egyptologists already know nit mustta been ramps and they've spent the last century not gathering evidence.
Petrie is spinning in his grave.
> The Pyramid texts allow us to begin to understand
> their beliefs and the role of the King within
> those beliefs.
Oh, then you can tell me what the eye of horus is where the ankh originated!
> They say nothing at all about How
> his (Unas) pyramid or any other pyramid was
If you really understand a people then you'll know about everything that is exceedingly important to them. Believe it or not the PYRAMIDS were exceedingly important to the builders and the PYRAMID Texts just happens to let loose enough clues to know how it was built. How do you think I was able to debunk ramps and show that stones were pulled straight up the sides of five step pyramids?
Nobody is able to reverse engineer the great pyramids with the tiny amount of data that Egyptology has deigned to gather. I needed the Pyramid Texts to figure it out.
> It might come as a surprise to many here but for
> the most part I don't care How
You, and all the Egyptologists.
You'd rather wax poetic about stinky footed bumpkins then actually do some science.
> My interest is that of an independent cultural
And you'll never understand the people until you understand the PT.
> 1. I learn more about us by learning about them
Yeah, me too!
I never realized we are homo omnisciencis and a bunch of stinky footed bumpkins until I started understanding the builders.
> 2. I learn more about us by observing what kind of
> person is apparently predisposed to not believing
> that Man can be and has been greater than the sum
> of his parts.
You have the right idea but the reality is A man can be greater than the sum of his parts if he thinks the way ancient people did.
Men are just a bunch of stinky footed bumpkins.
> I observe that you have little faith your fellow
> man and an apparent distrust of academics.
I never had great faith in much of anything. Now, most geologists have told me there's no such thing as cold water geysers and Egyptologists aren't ashamed of living in the dark ages. It's obvious most people just believe what they are told and don't think about things like metaphysics or what they're told. We each know everything.