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Open mind Wrote:
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> ...The technological 'prowess'
> that is displayed by a ramp, illustrates the
> extent of their abilities. Whether you agree with
> the ramp or not, the point we can all come
> together on, (as an olive branch to Brian), is
> that we all agree the ramp theory best exemplifies
> the limit of the Egyptians problem solving and
> engineering abilities in that time. From there, we
> can move forward in the discussion together. Get
> it?
>
> If you have to explain the joke, its clearly not
> funny.

I agree that it's an "olive branch" only insofar as the AE might have been capable of building such a ramped structure with stones that were relatively soft and small enough, but it still remains a mere thought experiment, severed from reality; a fictitious construct for which there is zero attestation or physical evidence amidst all of the other rich volume of evidence about every other aspect of AE life. As I've stated before, if a civilization has a lot of evidence about every color except nothing about blue, that's strong evidence they didn't know about blue.

From a logical standpoint, the notion that "It must be 'this' because we can't think of anything else it could be" is simply an expression of ideology at best or myopic arrogance at worst.

But the olive branch quickly turns to ash when we include those dozens of 75 ton granite slabs with air tight seals between them installed at 160' above ground level, or that inexplicable 40 ton bridge in the Wall of the Crow, or those precision tooled granite monoliths at Karnak; the list goes on and on...

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Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 575 Howard West 30-Nov-15 16:07
Old Posters seem to act like the Caliph Omar 692 Howard West 30-Nov-15 17:11
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