As nearly as I can tell I'm the only person in the whole world who might be wrong.
> It appears that he is using the Texts to
> hobbyhorse his "no ramps" theory.
NO! ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!
I started trying to solve the PT hoping to find clues about how they were built but had no preconceptions except ALL PEOPLE ALWAYS MAKE PERFECT SENSE IN TERMS OF THEIR PREMISES. I also suspected they were likely built with counterweights probably using water for ballast. I sure as hell never expected to find geysers or a scientific language. I sure as hell never expected to find a culture that had no premises at all, only axioms.
I also didn't expect to find plenty enough data to debunk the usage of ramps. Ramps have been shown to not have been used but Egyptologists don't care about this either.
> I am not aware of any author, scholar, layman -
> alternative or mainstream - who considers that the
> Giza Pyramids were constructed by any beings who
> resembled "stinky footed bumpkins." Quite the
> opposite, in fact.
> Who really cares if the blocks were assembled by
> the use of a ramp or were - as cladking suggests -
> hoisted vertically up the sides?
Straight up the sides of step, not vertically. ~70 degrees.
> He seems to think
> that this is some groundbreaking revelation which
> then confers upon him the right to sound off
> repeatedly about his pet theory.
I discovered this ONLY because I understood the PT. The PT says they used a funicular called the "Bull of Heaven".
> As he seems convinced that he is the only person
> who correctly can interpret (not decipher) the
> Texts, it is an exercise in futility in trying to
> posit any other reasonable explanation.
I don't have my mind made up about anything at all. I'm still toying with the idea you guys are figments of my imagination. ...But I'm not a masochist and there's no evidence.
> I sincerely doubt that cladking is anywhere near
> the mark in understanding the Texts, but I can't
> read hieroglyphics either.
I believe I understand about 85% of the total meaning. The meaning is layer upon layer (like poetry) so there's far more meaning than is apparent.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 19-Oct-17 23:35 by cladking.