> it is an insult to imply that anyone who does say "I think
> they could have used ramps" is not basing that conclusion on
> their understanding of the eivdcen rather than belief
Individually this is true but I rarely apply it individually. Collectively egyptology has been seeking proof of ramps for 150 years and have believed in them as long. It's this collective belief I rail against. It's the assumption that they could "only have been built with ramps" that is the problem.
Individually people in the field have different ideas. Even ramp proponents usually will believe that their idea is built on a solid foundation. They can point to extensive evidence for ramps and most have no reason to doubt they could have been used. But people who believed in a flat earth or the earth as the center of the universe had the evidence of their own eyes. Common sense says that man is the pinnacle of creation and the universe revolves around him.
Of course the pyramids were built with ramps. It's not like there were any aliens or our ancestors would have all been aghast.