First your 40 degree scenario is neither new or novel, as it was addressed 4 years ago by DUNE. So, for many of us, it is old.
Who said that it was new or novel? Pity you didn't take much notice of that old information, or the new, because it's actually 14 degrees.
And, as I have said, I've already covered your other points in this post and the previous one, in this thread. You just haven't read them either.
And, as for Baalbek?
As for Baalbek, it is downhill and on bedrock. No causeway was required.
Really? Might want to check your facts on that statement.
Aren't the Giza causeways on bedrock?
I rather enjoyed that descent down the rabbit hole.
Seems like it.