> > The sad thing is the discussion here is among
> > best on the net. Yet it's really a lot of
> > and people talking right past one another. I
> > frequent a great number of sites and have
> > at others following up leads. These sites
> > from woo to pure science and this site is one
> > the best for discussion and presenting real
> > information, interesting opinion, and great
> > insight.
No disrespect to our host, but as for this forum being the best place to find top-notch info and discussion on ancient Egypt is unfortunately not true. It is however one of the more open establishments which allows a wider range of topics (i.e. not merely conventional Egyptology.) The thankful part should be there are some posters with either fair or substantial education to help others find the answers they are looking for.
> Pete's video isn't bad, it's just shallow, IMO. I
> expect more in this age of available information.
> I expect an Egyptologist to be on top of the
> latest studies.
Whoa! Take it easy. :) Remember this is his first attempt at a video, and no doubt a large part was ad-libbed. No, he didn't have the structure of a TV show or TED presentation, but that isn't the point. It is only a beginning, and I would verily attest he has a much deeper support base of knowledge.
> And worse, I expect them to be
> willing to examine all evidence without
> presumption. But it seems their job is just to
> memorize the opinions of the popular authorities.
*grins* I've known Pete about 20 years in this online world of ancient Egypt, and I can tell you he is not just a puppet. :) In fact, he and I and a few others (proudly?) claim the distinction of being involved in the same way you are right now.
> It is a dangerous path to travel, to accept [Egyptologists']
I wouldn't say 'dangerous'. :) I do agree with you, however, that questioning authority is the better way to go. You'll either discover something new, or at worst, discover they were right.
I have a question, and I mean this in the kindest way:
Do you know why the tomb theory was questioned in the first place?