> Yep. I've been reading thousands of posts here in
> the last few weeks trying to catch up, so I'm
> familiar with your views and opinions on this
> topic. No stinky-footed bumpkins tiptoeing through
> corpse drippings, haha. (My brother and I have
> always said "hairy dudes in buttflaps" instead of
> "stinky-footed bumpkins", but I think we're
> talking about the same thing, haha)
Today most people imagine an entire hierarchy of sun addled bumpkins and everyone is in agreement that by the time the industrial revolution was in full swing the human race was busily outgrowing the savagery and brutishness associated with being ignorant and superstitious. Everywhere they look in the past they see evidence of knuckle dragging and belief in many gods. Somehow most can't even see the remarkable objects that somehow stood the test of time and are clear evidence of extensive knowledge, artistry, and unknown technology. For most individuals today our position at the crown of creation takes precedence over even the truth. We would rather have wrong beliefs about of our ancestors than find we don't alone occupy the position of alpha and omega species of all time.
The Egyptians seem especially the focus of insults and so many of them seem to relate to foot care and their lack of it. "Hairy dudes in buttflaps" seems to tie in rather nicely with stinky feet.
> Well, modern scientific testing can be
> prohibitively expensive, you know, and since they
> already totally know everything about these
> structures it would be a waste of money that could
> be better spent elsewhere
Dassault Systems offered to pay for the thermal imaging way back in ~'12 and it took this long to let them do it for free. Now they still can't get the credit for it since they still aren't allowed to release results.
The amount of money that flows into maintaining the status quo is simply staggering but they can't seem to find a few dollars to run tests that can be done nearly for free. For example a nearby elementary school could make discovering the nature of the dust floating on the water in the Osiris Shaft a class project. They'd need a little help with the write-up.
> Which they would never allow, or at least wouldn't
> release the results to the public. They squealed
> like stuck pigs when some of Vyse's forgery paint
> was sampled for the purposes of dating.
> ....or at the least it gives people a chance to
> hide or destroy it if it bucks prevailing theory.
Somehow Egyptologists got the idea they are the sole judge of reality as it applies to ancient Egypt. They treat scientists who are sometimes allowed in to do testing as some sort of second class citizens. While I don't approve of anyone taking samples without official sanction it seems that those making the decisions should not be Egyptologists. The very fact that no testing has ever been done systematically at Giza proves they are not up to the task of making such decisions. The little testing that has been allowed has just been a hodgepodge of technology thrown at the structure with no follow up of any sort. Right no there's a perfectly good thermal anomaly still cooling its heals.
It certainly seems we are bumpkins and it's yet to be proven that the ancients were bumpkins or not.