> I'm not sure what a "motive force" is, though they certainly
> did not pull those stones up hill using ropes. That is absurd
> on the face of it. They only adopted that nonsense, as they had
> no other answer to turn too.
I'm using the term "motive force" to mean a non-biologically based force that can be applied over a distance to lift stone. I toyed with the idea that they lifted water through capillary action of reed plants but I'd still consider this a motive force since the biology is secondary to the physical action, ie they could have invented a material that did the same thing. There are obvious problems with this.
> Someone needs to place the aliens, giants, and
> stone pullers in a boat, and send them on their way, down the
They've been up the creek without a paddle for a very long time. ;)
Of course I still don't want to exclude anything and even after something is proven there will still be a very remote chance that it really was ramps. Nothing is ever 100% certain. Reality always has the last word and no matter how well crafted a theory it can always be overthrown.