> accepting what we are told by academia.
RW: Allow me to rephrase: 'Indeed, we should be cautious about simply accepting what we are told by pseudo-scientific cranks who don't know what they are talking about.'
I don't disagree with that. My point, however, stands--the scholars in whom we trust can get it wrong sometimes--sometimes spectacularly so. You should keep it in mind.
> Consider this example:
> The above sign (O51 and variants) is categorised
> by Gardiner under 'Buildings, Parts of Buildings'
> and is assumed to be a 'granary'. It is also
> described thus:
RW: Not much for reading the subtext in there, are you? Did you also not check the references Gardiner gives?
We don't need the subtext to know how Gardiner has interpreted O51 and subsequently classified it. IMO, in this particular instance, Gardiner got it wrong. The sign isn't a heap of grain on a mud floor or a granary--it's a haystack and should have been classified by Gardiner as such under 'M' signs (Trees and Plants).
RW: I can see where this is leading.
Well, one doesn't need a crystal ball to see that Gardiner got this one wrong.
RW: You think it has a slight visual comparison to O24, the pyramid.
No--it's a haystack. That's what the evidence shows. Haystacks aren't pyramids. If you had said 'mastaba' then I suppose you could argue there is a likeness. But it's a haystack--that's why there are 'wheat grains' on the front of the 'haystack' sign.
RW: Meanwhile, why did you suddenly drop this as a reply to a list of pyramid names? Deflection. Non-sequitur.
I didn't "drop" anything. I simply replied to Ori's point about signs not being what we may think they are. My contribution was relevant to his comment. Do you have a problem with that?
RW: And wrong.
Alas you cannot know that for sure. And I think the evidence here is on my side. I don't, however, expect that we will agree on this. I have my view and if you have a means to show that I am wrong--i.e. that O51 does NOT represent a 'haystack' then I am all ears. Be glad to hear it.
RW: Trying to mesmerize your disciples back under your wing for fear the pyramid name list's power of realization may draw them away?
Disciples? Haven't the foggiest idea what you're talking about or why you would even say such a thing? People are at liberty to make their own minds up based on evidence. That's how proper science operates.
RW: Be well,
I'm fine, thanks. Hope you're well too. :)
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 25-Jan-18 22:36 by Scott Creighton.