I'll say one thing though, you really have to hand it to these guys to figure this all out if they are right. And they figured it out in the 19th century without the benefit or use of modern science and technology!!! This is a miracle of biblical proportions!
> This, coming from a man who claims to have
> single-handedly revised an interpretation of the
> Pyramid Texts, routinely trashing Egyptology and
> the scholarship of linguists which continues to
> this day without submitting his own rationale and
> interpretation to this board, never mind peer
> review, is astounding in its conceit and naive in
> equal measure.
> Cue the criticism of peer review, there only as a
> self-serving mechanism ... yada yada yada .... ad
> nauseum - quite literally.
It might have been a left handed compliment of sorts but I really did mean it sincerely. What are the odds that they'd jump to a bunch of conclusions and actually be right about everything?!! The odds against it must be absolutely staggering. And to have done it in the 19th century without the benefit of modern testing like ultraviolet imaging and isotope analysis would make even the worst guesses seem plausible. 19th century scientists showed no signs of being afraid of these structures but courage and good guesses aren't closely correlated. ;)
Even though I'm in no way an Egyptologist nor do I have their expertise (except in the literal meaning of the PT) I'd be happy to discuss any of this with peers. This is impossible because they hold my ideas in utter disdain. They treat me like NASA would treat a flat earther job applicant (maybe that's why I never moved to Houston). You can't be heard by Egyptologists if you don't believe in ancient superstition, ramps, pyramid tombs, AND that Egyptian civilization lasted for 3000 years. I believe this is all nonsense so they ignore me and any attempts I make at communication. If I submitted a paper it would be in the garbage in mere moments. It wouldn't be read and there would be no feedback.
This is the way things are. It's a damn shame but it's the way they are.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 28-Feb-17 23:08 by cladking.