> It might have been a left handed compliment of
> sorts but I really did mean it sincerely. What
> are the odds that they'd jump to a bunch of
> conclusions and actually be right about
> everything?!! The odds against it must be
> absolutely staggering. And to have done it in the
> 19th century without the benefit of modern testing
> like ultraviolet imaging and isotope analysis
> would make even the worst guesses seem plausible.
> 19th century scientists showed no signs of being
> afraid of these structures but courage and good
> guesses aren't closely correlated. ;)
Well, I'm pretty sure they were wrong about some things, including a Granite Plug security mechanism, huge construction ramps, the Relieving Chambers, and the direction of Mamoun's excavation. It seems that they may also have been wrong about Imhotep and Djoser.
> Even though I'm in no way an Egyptologist nor do I
> have their expertise (except in the literal
> meaning of the PT) I'd be happy to discuss any of
> this with peers. This is impossible because they
> hold my ideas in utter disdain. They treat me
> like NASA would treat a flat earther job applicant
> (maybe that's why I never moved to Houston). You
> can't be heard by Egyptologists if you don't
> believe in ancient superstition, ramps, pyramid
> tombs, AND that Egyptian civilization lasted for
> 3000 years. I believe this is all nonsense so
> they ignore me and any attempts I make at
> communication. If I submitted a paper it would be
> in the garbage in mere moments. It wouldn't be
> read and there would be no feedback.
It's ironic that some people with orothodox leanings will claim that the rest of us will neverj understand the truth without spending years studying the traditional narrative and learning the language. They put an inordinate emphasis on language, art, and religion and fail to reallize that their approach will become more obsolete unless it also considers other relevant disciplines in the assessment of that physical evidence, such as physics and engineering..
> This is the way things are. It's a damn shame but
> it's the way they are.
But not for long.
In my opinion.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?