> "we each see things in terms of our models and
> as did the Ancient Egyptians
Like everything else in your post this is merely a contention. It is based on interpretation and is not consistent with the evidence at hand. You believe the pyramid builders were just like the authors of the "book of the dead" but this is IMPOSSIBLE to determine if the only words we have are from a book of "incantation" as you believe.
You see ancient beliefs because you believe they had belief. You've constructed models of them based on the idea that they were just like us and you see the evidence in terms of these models. Then you siomply dismiss the FACTS that their words were solved in terms of the beliefs of the "book of the dead" and that they lacked words that were infrastructural to inventing and disseminating belief. We know they lacked high technology (terrestrial in origin) because they lacked the infrastructure of science, metaphysics, and technology. By the same token you choose to simply dismiss the FACT they lacked the infrastructure of "belief".
> Your obsession with the question of Ramps, which
> is at the heart of your assertions, is JUVENILE at
I've said this many times but the simple fact is I've done far more than show there were no ramps. I've shown how the pyramids were actually built; stones were pulled straight up the sides of five step pyramids one step at a time. Ramps are irrelevant to most of my arguments now days except that it wouldn't take more than days to prove that the origin of my theory is correct. Indeed, the evidence almost certainly already exists but is not being released because it is inconsistent with current beliefs. I not only predicted the results I predicted what the results of the long term infrared survey would be. These results have NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with ramps except to prove there were none. They have everything to do with what the pyramid builders actually meant when they said things like "avoid the eastern path of the sky because it is cramped". If I'm right about what this means and why it appears as the thermal anomaly then odds are good I'm right about a great deal more as well.
This is really all irrelevant. It is you claiming that Egyptology is right by definition. It is you suggesting that Egyptology has answers and knows when, why, and how these were built. The reality is you just continue to inject your beliefs about the infallibility and omniscience of the status quo. Open Mind is fully justified to be leery of reading Egyptological claptrap. I avoided all of it myself for the first five years. Now I read it and find much of it quite insightful but ALL OF IT IS DEAD WRONG. It will lead many people astray. Look how many people came to Egyptology from the occult!!! There's a reason for this. Think about it.
There is a battle for minds and Egyptology doesn't play fair. They withhold evidence and present what they believe as fact and science. They lull you into believing that if you're trained sufficiently all you have to do is look and see. They snow you with et als and endless opinion on minutia until you start believing they must understand the major points. They do NOT! They don't agree on anything at all except the four big assumptions and that their chronology is better than scientific testing.