I do have to say that I have the utmost respect for
> Robert Bauval's work since, after all, he did make the initial
> connection - the breakthrough - with the Giza pyramids and
> Orion's Belt. From that moment no one has ever seen the
> Pyramids in the same light again - they were no longer simply
> 'tombs' but something much, much more. Robert Bauval was the
> man who opened up this debate and we should all be grateful to
> him for doing that.
You're right up to a point. The initial observation was a paradigm shift, but after that his theory quickly went nowhere, and now he's bogged down in the minutia of ancient Egyptian religion, desperately trying to make his Orion theories palatable to mainstream Egyptologists whilst still his selling books to alternate fans.
I have no time for this type of mummery I'm afraid. In a sense, the "outsider" has become the new establishment, and his stale ideas simply get in the way now. I'm glad to see the debate finally open up like this and a new generation of thinkers coming forward with ideas that actually go somewhere.
I notice (it's very obvious reading through old threads) that Bauval tends to ignore you when you post here. I initially thought that this was because (as I thought then) that he felt that you were ripping off his ideas, but I suspect now he's simply hoping that you go away, because your ideas blow his out of the water. Your interpretation of Giza in one of your earlier presentations is amazing, and you use many elements which Bauval simply ignores. Your use of the Cult and Queens pyramids as precise dating mechanisms is inspired, and far beyond anything he has ever conceived. I didn't even know of the "concavities" of the two pyramids until you mentioned them... no one else seems to know they even exist.
I have to correct something I said just the other day, that I'd never seen a satisfactory explanation for the shafts (the ones from the Queen's Chanber not reaching out to the external walls, that is). Your theory seems to explain them extraordinarily well when it all slots together, and I take my hat off to you. That's inspired thinking.
I admire people like Graham Hancock, people who push the boundaries of what we know, who ask impossible questions, who will never sell out or treat their ideas as a "brand", and who will never become the "establishment". Look to him if you want a role model, Scott, and keep these new ideas coming. You've had me playing around with Google Earth ever since I grasped the gist of your presentation. It's mind blowing stuff.
""It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair