> So for me to qualify as a responder, I must have a
> priori experience of having lifted/moved 6.5
> million tons of stone? That my eyes must have
> witnessed such an action? Ok, so if head off to
> the local quarry and sit by for 5-6 years, maybe
> even a decade, only then can I return to this
> discussion as qualified to have input?
You don't see the problem here at all. The entire US limestone industry all put together wouldn't do this amount of lifting in a century. People who don't actually use their heads or muscles to lift weights don't see this. Even people whouse machines to do it don't see it. People just don't notice that machines require great quantities of fuel or power to lift. We don't grunt and strain as the elevator whisks us to the fifteenth floor or our car climbs a hill.
Anyone could see it but obviously you do not.
> Again, why are you only referencing the GP? Do you
> think Menkaure's /\ is small?
I am referring to all great pyramids unless I refer to one by name.
> Are you aware of the average
> size of stones in the pyramids?
This question usually results in pain and is irrelevant.
> Irrelevant. The 1000 or so theories on how the
> stones got there are irrelevant. It is even much
> less important whether (or what type of) a ramp
> was used. Clearly the stone went from ground level
> to a level above the ground. The easiest way to do
> it is on an incline. They didn't levitate them.
> They didn't float them up on barges. The majority
> of stones don't require superhuman abilities nor
> tools to get them there.
6 1/2 million tons, 120'.
To do this kind of physical labor requires many thousands of men yet there's nowhere to work.
How do you maintain 55 HP using men who have no room.
Circumstantial evidence and guesses have not answered any of the questions in 150 years of trying.
Why not quit? Why not put scientists in charge?