> He lives! Where you been, man?
PM me if you really want to know. High altitude Mountain retreat prep was complete electronic device free period.
> So, did you figure out what these "higher
> standards of proof" are? Inquiring minds want to
Yes of course! You just seem to slow on the uptake?
On quietly resuming, I loved your continuing effort to contribute knowledge. I learned much about things I previously knew next to nothing about. Thanks!
As you undoubtedly recall the platform of the "Higher Standards of Proof" (HSoP) is...... incontrovertible hard physical evidence!
The Self appointed Messiah (S.a.M ) to Archaeology and in particular Egyptology the one and only Original Egyptian has progressed our learning in this very thread.
The Higher near higherest standards have been declared.
You seem to have recognised the first pillar being that:
If something is not "batcrazy" or "barking mad" IMPOSSIBLE then it follows that it IS possible.
I believe you tendered this as Exhibit A?
However you missed several other pillars
The most important of them is that you still hold on to these fallacies such as "common sense"
Just in case you need a refresher
"Common sense" is not a tool normally used to draw scientific conclusions of "fact" since it incorporates too many human flaws. Common sense is what got the timeline into trouble in the first place since it is based on the "common sense" of experts in religion, language, and art who lack relevant training in science, technology, and engineering. Physical evidence takes priority over common sense.
Respectfully, those "indisputably", "context", "preponderance", "probability", and "common sense" arguments are very easy to fall into but are extremely problematic and have gotten Egyptology in to the mess it's in today. Relying on context and the presumption of "probably" is a desperate measure to force a point in the absence of hard evidence. It's a fallback position, not a valid approach to arrive at the truth…..Look no farther for a textbook example of "BS".
You see "probably" does not cut the mustard but "possibility" does!
Silly notions of "context" (worser still is "cultural context"), collaborative connecting information, and worse of all "most likely" need to be banished completely!
The next pillar is to understand that all Egyptologists prior to the internet were and ought be considered dastardly-despicable liars with a corrupt agenda!
That Tallet fellow is nearly as bad and nasty as Reisner!
I am surprised that S.a.M has not yet answered your question about how those so called "boats" got into the pit. I can only assume he is reserving that good news until he has gathered the required dozen disciples.
I think I know.... should I divulge it this early? Grovel a bit and I might tell ya!
Cheers mate hope all is well in the crazy USA!