> Origyptian Wrote:
> > As I said in an earlier post, I disagree with
> > premise of the OP. Where did the "...Before
> > Dynastic Period" part of the question come
> > from?
> Question: How does Origyptian answer a question he
> doesn't like?
> Answer: he alters it to one he does like.
> Origyptian, would you now please enter into at
> least the spirit of Lee's OP by removing your
> pedant's hat and replacing it with the one
> labelled 'What if...?'.
> Thank you.
> Robin (MJT)
> p.s. the more posts of yours I read, the more you
> put me in mind of Sheldon Lee Cooper. :)
The question being asked here has been discussed many times before. To claim I'm avoiding the issue is nonsense. It's an ongoing discussion. I've answered that question many, many times. I've also replied in kind elsewhere in this discussion and provided what I consider to be more than sufficient rationale for considering the possibility that the monolithic monuments were built far earlier than 3rd or 4th millennium BC. But again, that's not what's important at this point. Whether it's the 10th, 100th, or 1000th millennium BC isn't the issue as far as I'm concerned. Rather, the issue is that those early monolithic structures were likely not built according to traditional thought circa 3rd millennium BC.
Thanos is perfectly entitled to prefer a 5th millennium BC provenance. I simply disagree based on what I consider to be timeline requirements for developing all that capability, asserting it during all of that construction, and then having such capabilities dissipate to the extreme of complete obliteration from the minds of any subsequent culture.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12-Jul-16 18:12 by Origyptian.