> And remember, cladking, traditional Egyptology is
> the result of untold thousands of credentialed
> individuals across many centuries who helped
> develop and instill the current tenets and
> notions, and look at the shape of that field of
> study today.
It's exceedingly difficult to upset centuries of scholarship and this goes many times over when that scholarship is based hard work, study, and everything that is obvious.
The disarray of the field is likely caused by the explosion in communication made possible by the net and the infusion of new ideas and ideas grounded in the reality of the hard sciences. This is causing grief for Dr Hawass because so many of the conclusions about the pyramids are founded in observation rather than the bedrock of science and experiment. Rather than embrace the hard sciences he chooses to exclude them.
> So don't let anyone try to intimidate you into
> feeling less than adequate after only spending a
> decade or two trying to develop updated hypotheses
> with only a handful of collaborators who endeavor
> to apply modern standards.
I get a lot of help really. I couldn't do it without help from detractors and collaborators alike.
> Great progress is being made despite the hostile
> body blocks that are to be expected whenever an
> established ideology is challenged. Ironically,
> it's often that very resistance that inspires the
> tenacity to carry on and apply even
> more scrutiny to reveal the tenuous
> nature of those traditional notions.
I sense a lot of progress on nearly every front as well. Say what you will about their refusal to study the anomalies but just getting a tiny bit of the infrared data is a giant leap forward. Eventually they will study the anomaly. People have to get used to a cold shower a little bit at a time. We don't just yank off a bandage, we soak it and work it off gradually.
Frankly, I'm still hoping that thinking of the pyramid as Khufu rather than his tomb is a first tiny step just as seeing that stones were pulled straight up the side as disclosed by the gravimetric scan might be the first step for others.
Who'd think that "science" could progress so slowly on such a tortuous route?