I however probably did because I knew from day 1 that the moribund stinky footed bumpkins described by Egyptology never built anything more complex than a mud hut. I started with the assumption that superstition kills, illogic ruins, and nonsense dies. I started with the assumption that everyone always makes perfect sense in terms of their premises. If you hear something that sounds like nonsense it's because you don't understand what the speaker believes is reality. But his words will always reveal his reality because words take their meaning from that context.
Numbers do the same.