I wrote, ‘You and Martin are relying very heavily on Gardiner's work.
Are you sure that this is a wise thing to do?
You replied, ‘A. Yes it is wise to rely on an established authority who specializes in the subject.
Kind of a bizarre question.’
No, Avry, it is not a ‘kind of a bizarre question.’.
Gardiner is not the only expert on hieroglyphs, and it is quite in order to draw on other experts – something you and Martin choose not to do.
I asked, ‘Are there no other experts - ideally alive - on hieroglyphics, etc., that you can call on?’
You replied, ‘Plenty.’
Then why aren’t you calling on their expertise?
You wrote, ‘Ask Creighton the same question. Should you not wonder why he is avoiding presenting this at the EEF? Should you not wonder why he did not *begin* this with a presentation to lettered professionals, choosing instead alternative MBs?
I’m not interested enough to wonder about such things.
I asked, ‘If there are such [experts], then what is the consensus on this 'Rotated (or horizontal) numerals in Campbell’s Chamber' business?
You replied, ‘I don't know because I'm not the one to present it to them.’
Could this be because you are much happier – feel safer – only reading Gardiner’s up-to-70 years old work than getting the opinions of some current experts?
You wrote, ‘Perhaps Creighton would like to give a talk at the Oriental Institute (or equivalent British forum) to find out.’
Indeed he might.