> In your schooling did you ever disagree with a
> statement from teacher or lecturer or Professor?
> Surely you must have?
> Did you just blurt out "I challenge that!" or "I
> disagree with that!"?
> I reckon the only first response would be
> ....please explain the basis of your challenge.
> If you persist and then it will eventually turn
> into ignore or ridicule!
> Get it?
Sorry, no, I don't get it.
I only asked on what basis you made your claim about the age of the papyrus. I didn't "disagree with a statement from you". And so the "basis of my challenge" is simply to understand why you consider that papyrus to be "the oldest one ever found".
I admit it's sometimes difficult to tell when you're being sarcastic. So if you provided that link to the GH.com article in the spirit of levity, then message received (the article challenges many aspects of those papyri), but if you truly do believe that those papyri date to mid-3rd mill. BC and are indeed the oldest ever found, then I just would like to know why you believe that. For example, is it context, RCD, the English translation, the inherent credibility imbued in Tallet, et al., etc.?
And I've never heard of a teacher putting the burden on the student as you described. If a teacher in earth science teaches the class "You cannot survive for very long at an altitude higher than 26,000' above sea level" and the students ask why that is, the competent teacher will provide the appropriate backup information such as "...because there's not enough oxygen", or "there's not enough water" or whatever. The teacher will not say "Now hold on a second, you can't challenge my assertion unless you explain the basis of your challenge". The "basis of the challenge" is simply that the students are trying to understand the reason for the "26,000'" assertion.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08-Mar-17 16:38 by Origyptian.