In many fields this doesn't matter much because it is backed up by experiment and the person who thinks for himself is simply saying the exact same thing in different words. They may not be fully understood (words rarely are) but they will generally agree with the books. But this is "Egyptology" and it is based on assumptions and two centuries of following on the thinking of previous greats. Anyone who is thinking and doesn't share all the assumptions is going to sound nothing at all like the books. Somehow the books never factored in that the assumptions are not founded on experiment so "standing on the shoulders of giants" just look more and more like layers upon layers of speculation. And the free thinkers (those unencumbered by those assumptions) look more and more like lunatics. Imagine that someone doesn't believe that shared superstition makes people strong and wise!!! It's heresy. The books agree the king was a god who could order the impossible so who today has the right to question this? Who can possibly ask to define the impossible?
Egyptology appears to have drifted so far from reality (or at least any reality that can be proven) that there is no defense for their positions other than rhetoric, semantics, word games, and tactics. They continually modify the ancient writing to force it to fit their beliefs. They hide the pyramid from real science and proper methodology. They run block on anyone attempting to uncover the truth or proposing working hypotheses that don't accept their fundamental assumptions.
They've bricked themselves into a corner where there is no exit. They either must be mostly correct or they will be a laughing stock for many generations. They own the low road and the ruts of the past, present, and future.
Most people just don't realize what the situation is. It's only natural to assume a field occupied by so much genius must be based in terra firma rather wet sand and best guesses. I never imagined there was a "science" that was afraid of the truth, afraid of data, and afraid of any change at all. This fear is simply the result of building such a wondrous and huge construct on thin air. They know the slightest breeze might bring the whole thing down.