> Who tells you the Old Kingdom Egyptians weren't
> smart enough to develop the wheel?
Egyptologists are in virtually universal agreement that the Egyptians lacked the wheel at the time they believe the Great Pyramid was built; 2470 BC. This is simply absurd because their trading partners in Sumeria had had the wheel for about 13 centuries at this time. So they aren't merely suggesting the wheel was too complex for them to invent but it was too complex for them to use.
A pulley is simpler than a wheel but when I propose that they used the word "shm-sceptre" to mean "pulley" that this is impossible because even a pulley was beyond their understanding. Then to really step in to it they actually suggest that a coupler shaped like a segment of a wheel was a "proto-pulley"!!! I never thought I'd live to see the day someone would actually publish something that inane. Pulleys were not invented a segment at a time. I keep saying I have found the stinky footed bumpkins and they be us.
> Who tells you that they weren't smart enough to
> build the GPs?
I have never once said they did.
I have said repeatedly that the mainstream belief that these people became strong and knowledgeable by their shared superstitions and religion is utterly inane. I have said that the people described by Egyptologists could not possibly have built anything at all. Superstition destroys and is itself destroyed by knowledge. They might have destroyed the pyramids but it would have been impossible to build them.
> You say we're told these things. Who tells you?
Egyptologists are in universal agreement that the Egyptians who dragged pyramid tombs up ramps in 2470 BC were just as highly superstitious as the Egyptians whoi wrote the book of the dead. You will not find an Egyptologist who deviates much from all five of these assumptions despite the evidence and logic that denies them all.
You can't say that "the Egyptians lacked the wheel": and have it mean only what you want it to. You can't make these statements and then back off of them when someone repeats themn from another perspective. If you think the Egyptians were wise and intelligent then show some damn evidence. Don't tell me that in order to believe in so many gods at one time required genius and to keep them all straight was wisdom in a world of vengeful gods.
Egyptological beliefs are illogical and are not supported even by their own words.