> This is yet another example that supports the
> notion of a pre-dynastic provenance. I think
> Steve's model has merit in that the tools and
> methods are plausible and there is physical
> evidence in the causways (size, shape,
> termination, and incline angle), but the timing is
> off. I'd feel a lot better about this model if it
> was placed well before the Dynastic era, early
> enough for any trace of those tools to be
> absorbed/resorbed and early enough to allow for
> technological amnesia before the Dynastics arrived
> at the scene.
The only reason for my conversation with Steve was to show that it is extremely easy to fill in the evidence gaps with imagination. As Egyptologists do. Or, it is equally easy to ignore the gaps and construct plausibility based on status quo.
What is plausible to you, (basically what is within your reality threshold), is not realistic to others with different plausible boundaries. This is difficult to describe; the tools and methods Steve uses may fit within his and yours realistic threshold, but the tools and methods Von Daniken uses may not. This seems to be at the core of hostilities here, when insults are thrown and someone is called stupid crazy. Because one possibility is not within the boundaries of another.
Now I could fill in many gaps with my imagination, but mine would not include ropes and wood. CK has been all but crucified for his tools and methods as they do not fit within the reality of most here. If we are going to fill the gaps with creative possibilities, then I say we should pull all stops and go full board. Bring in Von Daniken and ETs, why should we be limited to 'simple' evidence replacements.
Personally I do not consider ropes and wood, primitive (simple) machines to be plausible because they are incongruent with the sophistication of the buildings. It's like saying a finely cut diamond was made with simple flint stone tools. "Simple" is the new primitive. "Simple" is politically correct. 4th dyn Egyptians were not superstitious bumpkins, they were "simple". However, the great pyramids are not.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11-Jan-17 01:45 by Audrey.