But worse, I've done what I hate the most. I've teased out a free education from confrontational obstinance.
If its indisputable even among worthy Alts that there is ample evidence that we can date many of those sites to a firm range during dynastic Egyptian history, then I'm prepared to refocus my fixation on this stuff to include the curiously early time line for what I still consider to be stone work achievements that defy known building process, technology and approach.
This is where more knowledgeable Alts can swoop in and perform an intellectual rescue if I've been wooed too easily.
However, where the Egyptologists lose me continuously in my journey through this fascination, is when they overstep their intellectual bounds in almost comically transparent failed attempts to 'spitball' idea's on how these megalithic works were built. Are ramps and tombs still defended today? Its an absolute crushing fail of PR and brand management when you who bow at the alter of Egyptology accept and tolerate your members and leaders to ultimately humiliate themselves with reckless dismissive gestures to very real engineering analysis.
And this is where my admittedly terrible attitude is born, and sadly it's possibly cost me much more accurate perspective on the subject, because the self proclaimed 'source' of all Egyptian information suffers self inflicted wounds so deep, that the source is terminally compromised as a result.
Maybe if Hawass is replaced with a more open minded leader, that wound will begin to heal, but at this point, the tragedy is that in a world where everyone is desperately seeking more and more interesting content and willing to pay $$$, your burning money tolerating these reckless oversteps.
Final note. If I'm going to begin to verify and accept that much of the inconceivable megalithic work in Egypt was done definitely during the Dynastic period, then from where I'm at with respect to my understanding of what can and can't be done from an engineering and building perspective presently, then I have three scenario's for you.
1. There is an enormous period of time in deep history that lead up to the Dynastic period where these people developed their abilities to produce all that work, but all evidence of that period of necessary 'stages of developement' has been wiped from the record somehow from some other unknown cataclysm.
2. Survivors of a precataclysm advanced civilization survived and taught these people to rapidly become able to produce this amazing work
3. Egyptians just woke up one day totally imbued with advanced abilities to fabricate megalithic work and someone made a lucky guess about precession.
I think these points aren't too much of an overstep for me, so if you agree, and would like to dismantle some of the logic I'm applying, just remember the world is measuring the value of Egyptology through you if you're going to represent that perspective, so tread carefully.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05-Apr-19 01:51 by Open mind.